T.G. Smith Centre

Youth Recreation Hockey ProgramPublic Skating & Shinny

Arena Operating Season

The Centennial and Smith ice surfaces are available for use from September to April.  Ice surfaces are available for rental between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. daily except on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, 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 next to the T.G. Smith Centre at 321 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.  

T.G. Smith Centre Rental Fees

Non Prime Ice (Before 4:00 pm on weekdays) $120 / hour 
Prime Ice (After 4:00 pm on weekdays; Saturdays and Sundays) $145 / hour 
Outdoor Ice $40 / hour 
Prices are subject to GST.    

Youth Recreation Hockey Program - 2020/21 Season

IMPORTANT! Online registration Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Available to boys and girls, ages 7-11 and 12-16, the city program provides an opportunity for children to participate in a non-competitive hockey environment. This program is focused on children who are not participating in another hockey program, association or league. 

A minimum of 8 ice sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Smith Arena (T.G. Smith Centre). The hour long sessions include skill development and scrimmage. The cost for the program is $100 and full equipment for all participants is required.   

The first fall session will begin on October 2/3, 2020.

Ice session times will be posted on registration day. Please note that ice sessions may start as early as 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Although the city will try to accommodate as many players as possible, there is a limited number of spots available. This is a first-come, first-served registration.

COVID-19 Response

  • Maximum capacity for each group will be 20 registered participants. 
  • All players are to complete the Covid-19 Self-Screen Tool  (I will provide this) before each session.
  • Coaches will be taking attendance prior to each session. 
  • Players in younger age groups are encouraged to come fully dressed with the exception of helmet and skates to decrease the amount of time spent in the dressing rooms, come “Ice-ready”.
  • For younger age groups, it is encouraged that coaches assign 1 or 2 parents as ‘Equipment and Skate Tie Assistants’ to limit total numbers of individuals in each dressing room.

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. The City of Steinbach will not provide a refund if an illness occurs or symptoms of an illness are present (related or not related to the Covid-19 Pandemic)
  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 Cancellation Fee of $20 (Plus GST).
  3. Cancellations made after the Rec Hockey has started are not eligible for a refund.

Program Outline      Rec Hockey Participant Self Screening Tool

How Do I Register?

The date for online registration for fall Youth Recreation Hockey is Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. 

Everyone is required to set up an account on-line 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.
  • Refunds are not available after the first session date. All refunds are subject to an Administration fee of $8 (plus GST) and a Cancellation fee of $20 (plus GST). 

Login/Register/Create Account
Under "Course Name" fill in "Rec Hockey" to view available sessions. You can also use program codes to find your session.

Friday - Ages 7 - 11: Program Code 00004828
Friday - Ages 12 -16: Program Code 00004830
Saturday - Ages 7 - 11: Program Code 00004829

Additional Questions?
Contact Cassandra Kornelsen at cassandra.kornelsen@steinbach.ca

Public Skating & Shinny Hockey

*At this time there is no public skating or shinny hockey scheduled. The city continues to evaluate when this might be possible. Updated information will continue to be posted on this page.

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

For the most up-to-date and current schedule, visit the TG Smith Centre Arena Online Calendar to ensure that the below activities are scheduled as stated.

Public Skating:
Sundays 11:00am - 2:15pm
Saturdays 5:15 - 6:30pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 - 1:00pm

Senior Shinny (Age 50+):
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00pm

Times subject to change in the event of tournaments, holidays, rentals, or special events.