Eric Sharp arena and outdoor skating rinks

Skating enthusiasts can enjoy their favourite sport both indoors, at the Eric Sharp arena, and outdoors during the winter months on one of our outdoor rinks.

For a question of safety, wearing a helmet is highly recommended in the arena and on the outdoor rinks.

Arena Eric-Sharp

From September to April, public skating is offered every week at the arena to Saint-Lambert's residents. The entrance is free.

Tuesday Saturday Sunday
Public skating 3:30 p.m.to 4:30 p.m. (adults) and 4:30 p.m. to 5:50 (all) 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. (all) 2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. (all)

Would you like to reserve the arena for a special activity, even during the summer? Visit the Sports grounds page for details on the many facilities that can be rented.

Outdoor skating rink

Outdoor skating rinks

As soon as the weather permits, outdoor rinks will be prepared in several of the city’s parks.

Monday to Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This rink with boards is reserved for public hockey. The park has a heated chalet, where you can warm up and change your skates in comfort. Masks and social distancing are required in all chalets.

A monitor is on site during the chalet’s opening hours.

Préville chalet phone: 450 923-6568

Monday to Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This rink is reserved for public skating. The park has a heated chalet, where you can warm up and change your skates in comfort. Masks and social distancing are required in all chalets.

A monitor is on site during the chalet’s opening hours.

Préville chalet phone: 450 923-6568

Monday to Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This ice ring is built on the running track and is ideal for continuous skating over a longer distance. The park has a heated chalet, where you can warm up and change your skates in comfort. Masks and social distancing are required in all chalets.

A monitor is on site during the chalet’s opening hours.

Préville chalet phone: 450 923-6568

Monday to Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This rink with boards is reserved for public hockey. The park has a heated chalet, where you can warm up and change your skates in comfort. Masks and social distancing are required in all chalets.

A monitor is on site during the chalet’s opening hours.

Houde chalet phone: 450 923-6582

Monday to Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This rink with boards is reserved for public hockey. The park has a heated chalet, where you can warm up and change your skates in comfort. Masks and social distancing are required in all chalets.

A monitor is on site during the chalet’s opening hours.

Phone of the Saint-Lambert golf course chalet: 450 671-0462

Monday to Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This rink is reserved for public skating. The park has a heated chalet, where you can warm up and change your skates in comfort. Masks and social distancing are required in all chalets.

A monitor is on site during the chalet’s opening hours.

Phone of the Saint-Lambert golf course chalet: 450 671-0462

Monday to Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This little rink is reserved for public skating. There is no monitor and chalet on site.

Preparation and maintenance of skating rinks

Outdoor skating rinks are sensitive to weather fluctuations. Ice conditions may vary over the course of a single day. Before the ice can be prepared at the beginning of the season, three conditions must be met:

  • There must be less than 10 cm of snow on the ground;
  • The temperature must remain below -7 °C for three consecutive days;
  • There must be no precipitation during the work.

After a day of warmer weather or rain, it may take be necessary to apply several thin layers of water to rebuild a safe and solid ice surface. Watering in the evening or at night is best, as the sun slows the process in the daytime. The temperature must also drop below -7 °C for the ice to freeze properly.

This means that it may take a few days before conditions allow crews to restore the quality of the ice surface. Thank you for your understanding!

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