Drop-In Hockey & Stick 'n Puck


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Stick 'n Puck: Beginners can practice using a hockey stick and puck on the ice. Sticks are not provided. Organized games or practices will not be permitted.

Drop-in Hockey:  A drop-in session for students and members of all abilities to enjoy an informal game of hockey.

NOTE: 

  • Please note: all Drop-In schedules are subject to change. Check the program page via links below for the most up to date schedule. Arena programs are seasonal programs at Varsity Centre. 

SIGN-UP no longer REQUIRED in winter 2023!

Come and join us during scheduled program hours. There will be Sport & Rec program staff on site monitoring and managing capacity as needed. Space on the ice and skate rentals are limited. 

drop-in stick 'n Puck 

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drop-in women only stick 'n puck

Location(s):

Varsity Centre Arena (299 Bloor St. W)


Eligibility:

Students: Current students paying incidental fees can access this programming at no additional cost. 

Members: Anyone who has a current one- or four-month membership.

Schedule & Important Information:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
      11:10-12:00pm Stick n' puck      
      12:10-1:00pm Women Only Stick n' Puck 12:10-1:00pm Stick n' puck    
        1:10-2:00pm Hockey    
4:10-5:00PM Hockey            

Upcoming adjustments to this drop-in schedule will be listed below:

  • No drop-in Stick n' Puck January 26
  • No drop-in Women only Stick 'n Puck January 26
  • No drop-in Stick n' Puck January 27
  • No drop-in Hockey or Stick n' Puck February 17
  • No drop-in Hockey February 20
  • No drop-in Stick n' Puck February 23
  • No drop-in Hockey or Stick n' Puck April 7
  • Skate rentals and helmets are available for loan during Stick 'n Puck times for a fee of $3.00 +HST for U of T students and $5.00 +HST for non-U of T Students. Skate sharpening is available for a fee $5.00 + HST for UofT students and $8.00+HST for non-UofT students. 
  • Participants are asked to wear comfortable athletic attire while joining in drop-in activities
  • Drop-in Hockey: Full Equipment, including CSA approved helmet and full face mask is required
  • Stick 'n Puck: Participants must wear a CSA approved helmet and bring their own stick

Stick 'n Puck:

  • Participants must stay clear of the ice until the Zamboni doors are closed
  • Participants must clear the ice at the end of scheduled time or as directed by arena monitor
  • No food, drinks, or gum on the ice
  • Pick-up games are not permitted
  • No slap shots on the boards or the nets and the puck must remain on the ice at all times
  • Hockey stick blade should not leave the ice surface
  • Body checking or engaging in aggressive play is not permitted

Drop-in Hockey:

  • Full Equipment, including CSA approved helmet and full face mask is required (helmet, face mask, hockey gloves, elbow pads and shin pads)
  • Sharing of equipment between two players in the same game is not permitted. Pads are to be worn under clothing. A mouth guard, pants and a jock are strongly recommend
  • Goalies should be protected with proper fitting equipment. Goalies must wear a C.S.A. approved helmet, throat protector, and mask, gloves, gut pad, arm and shoulder pads and leg pads
  • A player must play the puck and not another player. Deliberate body checking shall not be allowed. This shall include boarding, charging, elbowing, punching, and interference in front of the goal
  • Players are not permitted to use a slapshot
  • Participants must stay clear of the ice until the Zamboni doors are closed
  • Participants must clear the ice at the end of scheduled time or as directed by arena monitor
  • No food, drinks, or gum on the ice

Please review the Varsity Centre Arena Rights and Responsibilities before participating in drop-in programs.