The ice season at the Coldwater Community Centre starts in October 2023 and runs until late-March 2024.   

For updated information on public skating options, please contact the Coldwater Community Centre at 705-686-3322. The day time drop in schedule may be affected by ice bookings (e.g., tournaments, training, etc.), holidays, and school breaks. 

If you're interested in renting ice time, or would like more information on our schedules, please visit the Facility Calendar. Contact us if you want to book the facility, or if you need more details.

Day time drop in programs

The ice season is now closed and will restart in Fall 2024. Check out our Recreation Programs page for additional programming options. 

Day time drop in programs

Moms, pops and tots

Parents and


with children ages

eight and under

Tuesdays and 


9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. 


Seniors skate

Seniors ages 55 plus

Tuesdays and


9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. 


Seniors shinny

55 plus

Tuesdays and Thursdays 

10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.                      


Regular shinny

18 to 54   

Tuesdays and Thursdays

11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.  


Homeschool Skate

Pre-schoolers and

home school



12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.    

$1.75 per youth  $2.50 per adult

$6.00 per family

All ages skate All ages Sundays

12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

$1.75 per youth  

$2.50 per adult

$6.00 per family 

Public skating 

Thank you to our generous local businesses and service clubs for sponsoring public skating and making some sessions free for families and participants.

Contact us if you'd like to sponsor a public skate.
Opportunities are available for:

  • March 2024
  • October 2025
  • November 2025
  • December 2025

Public skating schedule

March 2024
Sunday, March 3 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.


Stanton Excavating/Backhoe Service
Sunday, March 10 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.


North Simcoe Tree Service
Monday, March 11 1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.


North Simcoe Tree Service
Tuesday, March 12 Canceled due to power outage


North Simcoe Tree Service
Wednesday, March 13 2:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Free

Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North

Thursday, March 14 1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.


North Simcoe Tree Service
Friday, March 15 1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.


North Simcoe Tree Service
Sunday, March 17 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Free K.J Excavating Inc.
Sunday, March 24 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Free North Simcoe Tree Service

Outdoor rinks

The Washago Community Centre outdoor rink and the Bass Lake Woodlands Park (1956 Pine Avenue) outdoor rink are currently closed. 

Guidelines for use

Please follow these guidelines to ensure the rink remains open for use: 

  • children and youth should be under adult supervision
  • hockey can be played at any time when there is no one using the rink for recreational skating
  • it is highly recommended that all ice users wear a CSA-approved helmet and protective gear
  • please show consideration for our neighbours and their property
  • report all hazards, misconduct, and foul-language to Township staff
  • respect the posted schedule
  • slapshots should be avoided, especially those towards the road
  • stay off the rink during inclement or mild weather
  • use of alcohol, drugs, smoking, or vaping is not permitted

Use of the rinks is at your own risk. You voluntarily assume all risk associated with any sport or event. Township of Severn does not accept responsibility for any related risks or injuries.

Contact us to report any concerns or issues. 

Volunteer opportunities

We need volunteers for the Bass Lake Woodlands Park and Washago Community Centre outdoor rinks. Volunteers must be able to work outdoors in the cold and be available weeknights and weekend nights. Training is provided. The outdoor rinks are volunteer-dependent, meaning that they can't exist without community members willing to support them. 

Volunteer duties would include but are not limited to:

  • shoveling snow from the ice surface
  • watering (flooding) down the rink
  • ensuring the skating surface is in overall good condition
  • reporting ice conditions to Township staff

To help out, please complete the Outdoor Rink Volunteer form

Outdoor Rink Volunteer form

Rink openings are weather dependent and will be announced. 

Hockey and figure skating

Check out a list a community sports clubs and organizations. There are local hockey leagues and figure skating clubs if you're interested in taking lessons or looking for structured play.