Tie up your skates and jump on the ice during a range of drop-in hockey sessions.
Arena programming currently available
Public skating – Public skating sessions have returned to the indoor ice surface at Meadow Park Sports Centre. Entry is by reservation only and 60-minute timeslots can be booked up to 72 hours in advance. For more information about public skating times and reservations, please visit whistler.ca/skate.
Family stick & puck – This session is designed for adults to accompany their children/youth in a non-contact environment. Participants 18 years and younger require full equipment and an adult must be on the ice with them. Adults must wear skates, a helmet, and gloves. One adult can accompany up to a maximum of three children/youth from the same household. No goalies, scrimmages, slap shots, or formal instructions are permitted. Make sure to bring your own stick and puck! Learn more about family stick and puck times and reservations.
Adult stick & puck - This session is designed to work on your skating skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. All participants must wear a helmet and gloves. Bring your own stick and puck! No goalies, scrimmages, slap shots, or formal instructions. Participants must be at least 19 years of age. This session is designed to be slower paced. Please be respectful of all players. Learn more about adult stick and puck times and reservations.
Arena programming currently paused for now
Drop-in hockey programming and planning is currently on-hold due to the current B.C. Public Health Order suspending all indoor and outdoor sport for people 19 years of age or older.
General drop-in hockey – A competitive but friendly fast-paced session open for all hockey lovers looking for some ice time. Open to both novice and experienced players alike.
Women and old-timers – This session is designed for a less competitive pace of play. ‘Old-timers' must be 35+ years based on CARHA standards. Level of play is to be representative of a novice level. Not recommended for "A" or “Rec" division hockey players.
55+ – This session is designed for seniors (55 years and older) and women who are looking for a slower pace of play. Novice players (50 years and older) are also welcome. Aggressive play will not be tolerated. Full hockey equipment required.
PAR-Q+ participant questionnaire
The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q+) will tell you whether it is necessary for you to seek further advice from a doctor or qualified exercise professional prior to engaging in physical activity.
The ice rink is located at Meadow Park Sports Centre 8625 on Highway 99, Whistler.
It is a NHL-sized arena, that is used by local skating leagues, skate clubs, skating development programs, as well as available to the public during drop-in sessions.
Drop-in hockey rules
- Maximum 24 players and 2 goaltenders per session.
- All participants must pay and sign in at the front desk before entering the arena.
- Sessions are not supervised but random checks are made to ensure levels of play and payment are met.
- Minimum age requirement is 16 years old. Parents must complete a waiver for players between the ages of 16-18 years inclusive. This waiver is kept on file until player reaches 19 years of age.
- Full hockey equipment is mandatory including a CSA approved helmet.
- No body contact is allowed.
- Aggressive play will not be tolerated.
Drop-in hockey & COVID-19
Drop-in hockey programming and planning is currently on-hold due to the current B.C. Public Health Order suspending all indoor and outdoor sport for people 19 years of age or older. Once the order is rescinded the RMOW will work towards adopting a cohort model for drop-in hockey, to allow up to 50 participants to engage in game play, as per the guidelines created by viaSport in conjunction with the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association. This new model will still need to be developed by recreation staff. Participants are advised to stay tuned to this space for further updates.