On Friday, March 19, 2021 the Dysart et al Emergency Control Group issued an updated press release.  In the press release it states "We are pleased to announce that a solution has been found to address the concerns expressed by so many throughout our community in response to the pending closure of the arena. The Vaccination Centre will still be located at the A.J. LaRue Arena from April 5th until June 12th at which point, it will move to another location yet to be determined.

The A.J. LaRue Arena is home to a single ice pad. The ice is usually put in mid-June to be ready for the summer season and then remains in place for the fall/winter season. The ice is taken out following Easter weekend.

In May and June the ice surface is available to rent for ball hockey or other functions.

Arena Location

The A.J. LaRue Arena is located at 728 Mountain Street in the the Village of Haliburton. 

Ice rates

The ice rates for the 2020/21 season have remained the same as the previous season.

Rentals

As of Saturday, March 20, 2021 this ice will be pulled from the A.J. LaRue Arena in preparation for the Haliburton County vaccination clinic.  The A.J. LaRue Arena will be used as a vaccination site by the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit from April 5 - June 12, 2021. Summer ice will be ready for rental as of Monday, June 29, 2021. Staff will begin to accept private rentals for summer ice in June.

You can view ice availability online.  Please contact staff by phone 705-457-1740 x.635 or email recreation@dysartetal.ca to book the ice.

We currently have to leave 30 minutes between rental groups to allow for enhanced cleaning protocols related to COVID-19.  

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Public Skating

The Municipality of Dysart et al offers a variety of public skating and shinny options for the public to enjoy.  Helmets are strongly recommended for all skaters regardless of age or ability.

For an up-to-date schedule of all our public skating programs, visit our Community Events Calendar.

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 Public Skating
  • $2.00 per person
  • preregistration required. Walk-ins not permitted.
  • helmets strongly recommended

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Public skating is offered most Sundays from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. (session 1) and from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; most Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. and most Thursdays from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

 

For an up-to-date schedule of all our public skating programs, visit our community events calendar.

 Adult Only Skating
  • $2.00 per person
  • preregistration required. Walk-ins not permitted.
  • helmets strongly recommended
  • must be at least 16 years of age

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Adult only skating is offered most Thursdays from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

 

For an up-to-date schedule of all our public skating programs, visit our community events calendar.

 Shinny
Due to COVID-19 protocols, we are not offering shinny at this point.  We will revisit this decision in January 2021.

Sponsoring a public skate

If you are interested in sponsoring an existing public skating program or providing additional public skating opportunities please call 705-457-1740 x.635.

Public skating sponsors will have their name/business name displayed in the lobby.  

Skating Parties

Under the current COVID-19 restrictions we are not offering skating parties.  Once the restrictions ease, we will allow skating parties to be booked.

Skating parties consist of 50 minutes of ice time and a one hour auditorium rental.  The cost is $100 + HST.

Outdoor Rinks

The Municipality of Dysart et al has three outdoor rinks.

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