Things To Do


FREE outdoor skating is available at the Circle in the Square
City Hall, 70 Collier Street.

Closed due to mild temperatures

Annually the Circle in the Square transforms from a summer reflecting fountain to an artificially supported skating rink with heated change rooms and parking. It even has its own small zamboni to maintain the ice surface! Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weather permitting, generally from December to March. Please note that hockey is not permitted in this location.

Outdoor Skating on Centennial Beach
65 Lakeshore Drive

Closed due to mild temperatures

Other City maintained outdoor rinks include Eastview Arena (455 Grove St. East), Lampman Lane (59 Lampman Lane) and Shear Park (21 Holgate St.). For a complete list of volunteer-maintained outdoor rinks, please contact the City of Barrie Parks Department at (705) 739-4255. 

The Recreation Centres listed below all offer indoor public skating. Click on the name for full details and links to schedules and fees.

171 Mapleton Ave.
(Essa Rd. & Mapleton)
Barrie, Ontario L4N 8T6
Tel: (705) 792-7925

City of Barrie - Holly Recreation Centre

This facility features 2 arenas, with 350 seat capacity each, dressing rooms, showers, concession stand, and parking. The facility is also home to a 25 meter leisure pool, a separate toddler pool, water slide, diving boards, water cannons, bucket drop, floor & wall bubblers. It also features a full size gymnasium, 3 meeting rooms, fitness centre and youth centre. Childcare services available.

Visit the City of Barrie Website for Skate & Swim Times and Fees.