Our Arenas

Embrun Arena
Palais des sports – Embrun Arena

Address: 6 Blais Street, Embrun

Phone number (general information): 613-443-2814

Russell Arena
Frank Kinnaird – Russell Arena

Address: 1084 Concession Street, Russell

Phone number (general information): 613-445-2050

Rent an Arena Hall

Visit the Rent a Facility page for more information on hall rentals.

Rent a Facility

Free Public Skating and Shinny

The regular schedule for Public Skating and Shinny Hockey started September 23, 2023. 

***Public skating & Shinny Hockey is canceled the following days:
December 12 - Embrun
December 17 - Embrun

Embrun Arena Schedule

Day of WeekPublic SkatingShinny HockeyStick and Puck


3:15p.m. to 4:15p.m. (4 to 8 years old)


Tuesday 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. None None


3:15p.m. to 4:15p.m. (13+ years old) 


Thursday None

4:00p.m. to 4:45p.m. (9 to 12 years old)





Saturday 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. None None
Sunday 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. None None
Russell Arena Schedule
Day of WeekPublic SkatingShinny HockeyStick and Puck




Tuesday None 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m (4 to 8 years old) None




Thursday 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. (9 to 12 years old) 




3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. (13+ years old)


Saturday 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. None None
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 2:00p.m. None None


Public Skating Rules

Arrival/departure – 15 minutes prior/after scheduled time.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and older.

All skaters 12 years and under must wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet. We recommend that all skaters wear a helmet. 

No skating aid is available.


  • Respect staff at all times.
  • When you hear the buzzer, please exit the ice in a timely manner.
  • Immediately report any accidents or injuries to staff.
  • Only people wearing skates are permitted on the ice surface.
  • Skate at a safe speed in the same direction as other skaters.
  • The middle of the ice surface is reserved for children and less confident skaters.
  • Hockey pucks and sticks are not permitted.
  • Do not proceed onto the rink until the ice resurfacer is off and the gate is closed.

The following activities are not permitted on the ice. You could be asked to leave the facility if you do them:

  • Carrying children (including baby carriers)
  • Using headsets, cell phones or hand-held electronics
  • Bringing food or drinks on the ice
  • Rough play and multiplayer games (such as tag and races)
  • Figure, power and/or speed skating
  • Foul language or inappropriate behaviour

Wheelchairs, strollers, and skating aids:

  • Skating aids are permitted during public skating.
  • Babies must be safely secured in their strollers.
  • Clean sand and salt off wheels before going on the ice.
  • CSA-approved helmets are required for wheelchair and stroller occupants over 12 months.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers should stay in the perimeter of the ice near the boards.
Shinny Hockey Rules

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All participants are required to wear a CSA approved helmet, gloves and skates.

A full face shield is required if you are under 19 years old.

Stick and Puck Rules

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All participants are required to wear a CSA approved helmet, gloves and skates. 

Stick and Puck is an opportunity to practice and develop skating, stick handling and passing skills in a non-competitive environment.

Ice Rentals

All fees shown are before taxes.

Rate categories:

  • Prime Hourly Rates: weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and weekends after 7:00 a.m.
  • Non-Prime Hourly Rates: weekdays before 5:00 p.m. and weekends before 7:00 a.m.

Book Ice Time

Prime Time Hourly Rates 
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Township Programs/Youth oriented organizations




Local Junior B Hockey Team












Non-Residents - Youth oriented organization




Non-Prime Time Hourly Rates
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Any Local Groups




Last-Minute Rental Special Rate
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Last-Minute Rental Special Rate




Conditions of the Last-Minute Rental Special Rate:

  • An individual can make a last-minute reservation within the same day.
  • The reservation must be made with a responsible employee of the Parks and Recreation Department prior to your arrival.
  • The entire contract must be paid before going on the ice.
  • A person aged 18 and over must be present.
  • Subject to staff and/or ice time availability.

Ice Availability

To rent ice time, email the Recreation Coordinator or call 613-443-6367.

 View Ice Availability


  • Embrun Arena: The Hot Potato Express (currently open for the season)
  • Russell Arena: Fry Me to the Moon (currently open for the season)

Outdoor Rinks