Free Open Skate

Free Open Skate and Track Jogging at Thompson Arena

Open to all students, faculty and staff.

The online schedule for free skate times and open track jogging at Thompson Arena, Western University, can be found on the Campus Recreation website -

Hours are also on the Western University Recreation App under Public Skating and Track Running.

There are no ice skate rentals available, but skate sharpening is open during these times, at a cost of $6.00. 

All participants must wear a CAS approved helmet to skate.

The hours for track running and free skate are as follows:

Hours are subject to change, please visit web link above for up to date hours.


Mondays – 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM

Tuesdays – 12 PM to 12:50 PM

Wednesdays – 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM

Fridays – 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM


Tuesdays – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Wednesdays – 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Thursdays – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Fridays – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

There is no figure skating or hockey (sticks or pucks) permitted on the ice during this time.