The Township of King's Community Service Department offers a number of drop-in programs to keep you active and engaged.
Public Skating & Shinny Hockey (Indoors)
55+ Skate - 55+ Skates are open to older adults to enjoy a leisure skate while getting some exercise. Helmets are strongly recommended.
Adult (18+) Shinny - Adult Shinny is open to all adults aged 18+ who wish to participate in a game of pick up hockey. Teams will be decided upon arrival, goalies play for free. All players must wear helmets and gloves. Full equipment is strongly recommended.
Family Stick & Puck - These skates are open to families who wish to practice their hockey skills. Work on basic stick handling, shooting and skating skills. Each child, aged 12 and younger, must be accompanied on the ice by an adult aged 18+. Each group can have up to 2 adults for a maximum of 5 people. All children must wear helmets and gloves.
Figure Skating Drop-In - This skate time is for experienced skaters, with Skate Canada Starskate level or higher, to help individuals practice jumps, spins, and the fundamentals of figure skating. Skate Canada rules apply. Coaches are free.
Parent & Tot Skate - These skates are open to families with young children, adults and seniors who wish to enjoy an open leisure skate (children aged 6 and under). All children must be accompanied on the ice by an adult, parent or guardian. Skating aids are permitted on the ice. No hockey or figure skating permitted.
Public Skate - These skates are open to participants of all ages. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 . Skating aids are permitted in designated areas only. Skate Patrol staff provide on-ice supervision during all public skates.
Youth Shinny - These shinnies are open to youth aged 13-17 who wish to improve their hockey skills and get some extra ice time. Pick-up games are planned by those in attendance and goalies play for free. All players must wear helmets and gloves; full equipment is highly recommended.
Parent & Tot (children 6 & under) FREE 55+ Skate FREE Public Skate $2.50/skater
Public Skate Family Season Pass (4 people with a max. of 2 adults)
$163.85/family Family Stick & Puck (children 12 & under) $12.00/family Youth Shinny (ages 13-17) $6.00/skater; GOALIES FREE Adult Shinny (ages 18+) $9.00/skater; GOALIES FREE 55+ Shinny $6.00/skater; GOALIES FREE Figure Skating Drop-In
$9.00/skater; COACHES FREE
Public Skate Rules are posted in each arena lobby. King Township reserves the right to deny access to individuals deemed to be in violation of these rules.
- Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult AGED 16+.
- Helmets are highly recommended for new skaters and children under 8 years of age.
- Helmets and gloves are mandatory for all shinny participants.
- The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association and the Township of King strongly recommends full equipment to be worn; helmets and glove protection are mandatory.
- Skate aids are allowed during Parent & Tot Skate and in designated areas during Public Skate.
- Wheelchairs are welcome at all recreational skates.
- All participants must be wearing skates while on the ice.
- All programs are subject to a 10 minute ice resurfacing.
- NO SKATE RENTALS AVAILABLE
What the package includes:
- Admission for 50 people to the scheduled public skate
- Four hour room rental
- Tables and chairs
Renters are welcome to bring their own decorations, food and non-alcoholic beverages.
$261.03/package for residents
$287.13/package for non-residents
To book the party package please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreational Drop-In Programs
55+ Drop-In Basketball - For participants 55+ only, this program is open to all skill levels. No registration is required, must pay at front desk prior to entering the gym.
Art Club - Are you feeling artsy? Join the fun at the Kids' Create Drop-In Art Club every Saturday Morning at the KHCC! Participants may drop-in anytime during the scheduled time frame for the child's age group and enjoy new activities each week. Please note that adults must stay on site with their child(ren) but may view the museum galleries (free admission with a child attending).
Badminton - Play as singles or doubles, participants are required to bring their own racquets and birdies.
Basketball - Looking to shoot some hoops on your own or maybe start a pick-up game? Then you need to check out our drop in basketball program. This program is open to all skill levels. No registration is required.
Gym Playgroup - Join us for a fun and active program for participants 1 - 5. Kids climb, jump, ride and play in our new gymnasium equipped with all new sports equipment and toys. Indoor shoes are required.
Pickleball - Pickleball is an easy to lean paddle sport which can be played by anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability. Grab a partner for a quick match or play as doubles. This program is open to all skill levels and no registration is required. Indoor shoes are required. Players need to bring their own paddle.
Playgroup - Through stories, songs, crafts and active play, participants will develop their emerging social, cognitive, gross and fine motor skills.
Volleyball - Taking place at the New Municipal Centre. 2 Volleyball courts will be set up. Come out and enjoy an evening of volleyball. This program is open to all skill levels. No registration is required.
Walk & Talk - Need a warm place to get some steps in this winter? Come walk and talk around the gymnasium at the King Township Municipal Centre. All ages welcome, indoor shoes needed and no strollers in the gym. Stroller parking is available in the hallway.
This program is a slow-paced, low impact course specifically designed for seniors 55+ who are looking to strengthen the muscles they use in their everyday life. Seniors also engage in light but effective exercises known to improve balance and coordination. To register please email email@example.com. Admission is free.
This program will run in-person at the following locations:
Nobleton Arena & Community Centre: Tuesdays & Fridays 1pm-1:45pm
Trisan Centre: Tuesdays 2:15pm-3pm & 3pm-3:45pm, Fridays 9:45am-10:30am & 10:30am-11:15am
Program cancellation notices will be published here as program disruptions or changes occur throughout the session. Please check back regularly for up-to-date information!
Open Play Pickleball at Schomberg Public School (7:00pm - 9:00pm) has been cancelled December 4, 11, 18, 2023. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Due to significant structural deficiencies, the Nobleton Lions Outdoor Pool in King is permanently closed as of the summer season in 2023. The Township looks forward to opening the new aquatic centre at the Township-Wide Recreation Centre in the fall of 2024.
For more information about the pool closure, see the media release.
For more information about the Township-Wide Recreation Centre, visit king.ca/majorprojects.
Keep Cool this Summer
To keep cool this summer, visit one of King’s three outdoor splash pads located in Tasca Park in Nobleton, Memorial Park in King City, and Hickstead Memorial Park in Schomberg.
Please note Outdoor Rinks are closed for the 2023/24 season.
Outdoor arena temperatures required for operation: -5°C to -10°C (23°F to 14°F), temperatures to remain consistent (2-3+ days) to build and maintain rink quality.
- Staff are on-site during operating hours, but rinks are unsupervised. Please do not skate on the rinks outside of operating hours.
- The maximum capacity is posted at each rink.
- Skating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- Please limit your time on the ice to one hour if other participants are waiting to skate. Please be courteous so everyone can enjoy outdoor skating.
- Flooding and maintenance closures are at the discretion of the staff, depending on ice surface and weather conditions. Please exit the ice surface upon staff request.
- Masks and helmets are HIGHLY recommended.
- Please make every effort to maintain a distance of at least 2 metres between yourself and other skaters.
- There are no washrooms available. Please plan accordingly.
- Please follow all Public Health COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions and stay home if you or anyone in your household is ill.