T.G. Smith Arena

Operating Season & Schedule Outdoor Rinks Rental Fees 

Youth Rec Hockey Public Skating

Arena Operating Season & Schedule

The T.G. Smith Arena ice surface is available for use from August to March. The ice surface is available for rental between the hours of 6:00am and 12:00am daily except on the following holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.

Arena Schedule


Outdoor Seasonal Rinks

The City of Steinbach maintains two free public outdoor skating rinks during the winter season, weather permitting. One rink is located on the corner of Barkman Avenue and Elmdale Street and is for both skating and shinny hockey. The other outdoor rink is for pleasure skating only, located beside the Jake Epp Library at 255 Elmdale Street.

During the summer, the outdoor rink on the corner of Barkman Avenue and Elmdale Street is converted into outdoor volleyball courts. 

T.G. Smith Arena Rental Fees

Non Prime Ice (Before 4:00 pm on weekdays) $135 / hour
Prime Ice (After 4:00 pm on weekdays; Saturdays and Sundays) $165 / hour 
Game (based on 3 hour time slot) *We reserve the right to charge extra for special events - $495*
Outdoor Ice $50 / hour 
Prices are subject to GST.    

Learn more about the TG Smith Arena

Youth Recreational Hockey Program 

Welcome to the City of Steinbach Youth Recreational Hockey Program!

2024-2025 Season Registration Dates and Schedule TBA. For more info on how to register, view the Registration section below.

Our goal is to provide a recreational hockey program whose focus is to provide a non-competitive hockey environment for children ages 7-16 to participate in the game. The cost for the program is $100. 

Please note: this program is strictly for youth NOT participating in another hockey program, association or league.

Equipment Requirements

Full Hockey Equipment, including: Skates, Shin Pads, Socks, Athletic Supporter, Hockey Pants, Hockey Gloves, Stick, Elbow pads, Shoulder Pads, Neck Guard, Helmet with Full Cage, Mouth Guard.

The above equipment is required to ensure the safety of the participants.  

Program Rules

  1. No Body Checking
  2. No Slap Shots
  3. Adherence to all Hockey Rules (i.e. tripping, hooking, slashing, etc).
  4. No Fighting
  5. No Profanity
  6. Participants are to respect their fellow participants. Bullying or disrespectful treatment of others will result in removal from the ice and/or program.

Session Schedule (Completed)

2024-2025 Season Registration Dates and Schedule TBA.

In previous years, Youth Recreation Hockey slots are scheduled for Fall (October-December) and Winter (January-March). There are two hockey programs to choose from, depending on age and availability at registration, your child can be registered for one of the following: 

Day and Times TBA for 2024-2025 (Ages 7-11) – T.G. Smith Arena, max. 25 participants
Day and Times TBA for 2024-2025 (Ages 12-16) – T.G. Smith Arena, max. 25 participants

During the 2023-2024 season,Youth Recreational Hockey typically ran most Friday nights throughout the season. When a tournament or special event is in place, ice may not be available and an alternative slot will be sought out. Notification of any change will be provided to the participants in advance. Participants will be guaranteed 8 ice sessions.


Each on ice session will include two parts:
Part 1: 10-15 minutes – Skill Development including skating drills, puck handling, shooting and team play.
Part 2: 45 minutes – Scrimmage/Play – Participants will be split into age appropriate groups and game play will occur.


This program will not run without the assistance of volunteers. Please get involved in your child's activity. We will need on ice volunteers for coaching, officiating and organizing. Please keep in mind that all on ice volunteers will be required to wear helmets at all times.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Recreation Services Coordinator at 204-346-6217. 

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. The City of Steinbach will not provide a refund if an illness occurs or symptoms of an illness are present.
  2. Participants who are registered for Rec Hockey can withdraw 1 week prior to the start date, and will receive a full refund less the Administration Fee of $8 (Plus GST) and a Cancellation Fee of $20 (Plus GST).
  3. Cancellations made after the Youth Recreational Hockey program has started are not eligible for a refund.

How Do I Register?

2024-2025 Season Registration Dates and Schedule TBA.

Everyone is required to set up an account online before registering for the program. This account can be used for all future recreation registrations with the City of Steinbach, including swimming lessons. There is no fee to use this service.

Note: If you have already created an account for programs at the Steinbach Aquatic Centre, you can use the same account to register for youth hockey.

Before registering:

  • Ensure you have all personal information ready to input once registration starts (i.e. birthdates, address, postal code, phone numbers, etc.).
  • Have your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) information available so that it can be easily entered during the registration process.

Login/Register/Create Account
Under "Course Name" fill in "Rec Hockey" to view available sessions.

Public Skating 

Lace up those skates and head to the T.G. Smith Arena for some free public skating during scheduled times! Times subject to change in the event of tournaments or special events. The T.G. Smith Arena is located at 321 Elmdale Street in Steinbach. 

For the most up-to-date and current schedule, visit the TG Smith Arena Online Calendar.

Public Skating Times:

Public Skates for the 2024-2025 season TBA. 

Arena Schedule

Follow the City of Steinbach on Social Media to be informed of any upcoming Public Skates. 

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Times subject to change.