Please register for our programs
and day camps a minimum of 2 weeks prior to their start date.
Registration availability may be cut off at any point beyond that time.
Throughout the Township of Essa, residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities including access to neighbourhood and community parks, trails, and rivers. Recreation in Essa plays a huge part in providing and promoting health in our communities.
Come out and join us at one of our arenas for public skating. Public skating is offered at the following locations with the corresponding times:
- Angus Arena (running from September 20, 2016 to March 31, 2017; excludes December 25, 2016 and January 1, 2017)
Sundays - 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 1:20 p.m.
Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
- Thornton Arena (running from September 30, 2016 to March 31, 2017; excludes December 24 and 31, 2016)
Tuesdays - 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
Saturdays - 8:00 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.
- Parent-Tot Skating (Free Program)
Angus Recreation Centre - Tuesdays and Fridays - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Thornton Recreation Centre
Mondays - 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. (Excludes October 10, December 26, 2016, and February 20 and March 13, 2017)
Fridays - 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. (Excludes February 3 and March 3, 2017)
As well, our Outdoor Skating Pads offer residents the opportunity of skating in the outdoor environment (weather permitting) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
REVISED Public Skating-Shinny Hockey Schedule (includes regular schedule, as well as school PA day and holiday schedules)
Shinny Hockey - Full Equipment is mandatory
The cost for Shinny Hockey is $5.00 per person.
- Angus Recreation Centre - Tuesdays and Fridays
ADULTS - 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 12:50 p.m.
- Thornton Recreation Centre - Parent and Child Shinny (AGES 6-15) - Mondays 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. (Excludes October 10 & December 26, 2016; February 20 and March 13, 2017)
ADULTS - Thursdays and Fridays - 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 12:50 p.m.
Dress yourself warm! Enjoy playing hockey with family, friends and others in the Outdoor Skating Pads.
Junior Hockey runs (weather permitting) Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, as well on Saturdays and Sundays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Adult Hockey runs (weather permitting) Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, as well on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department.