Well after 18 months… We are returning to the CRC (formerly GRC)

Limited hours to start but at least we are back.

check the hours page for regular updates

see you at the rink


WE ARE OPEN sort of

Hi everyone, Covid, Covid, Covid.

We are now open in Arnprior at the Nick Smith Centre.

our hours are Monday to Friday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Unfortunately we are still closed at the Cardel Rec Centre in Stittsville until stage green. We will keep trying and we hope to be back soon.

Christmas Lockdown

Merry Christmas everyone. We have received the following letter form the city of Ottawa.

Dear Skate Shop Operators,

The Province of Ontario announced the City of Ottawa in Restrict Phase (Orange) on Tuesday November 3.  These new restrictions limit the number of people in each facility to 50 people.  This includes participants, coaches, officials and 1 parent/guardian per participant. There are no spectators permitted as well as no loitering in the lobbies and hallways.

Based on these restrictions and the drop-in nature of your businesses, we are keeping skate shops closed at least until the City of Ottawa is moved to the Protect Phase (Yellow). Once we are moved to the Protect Phase, we will continue to work with Public Health to adapt to the new restrictions. We endeavor to develop specific Conditions of use that will allow you to operate without impacting our current conditions in place for ice users.

If you wish to prepare for the next phase, please develop a Return to service plan that would include the following criteria:

  • Considerations for a reservation system and/or for a drop-off/pick up system;
  • Plan for contact tracing;
  • Plan to avoid congregation in the lobby and to allow for proper traffic flow in the facility;
  • Safety plan, including cleaning standards, safety equipment and mechanisms in place to ensure the safety of staff and members of the public.

The spread of COVID-19 remains a significant concern in arena operations and we look forward to welcoming you back when the restrictions allow it.

We will hopefully be able to open in the new year. Best of luck to everyone have a happy New Year.


Say it ain’t so.

Effective immediately we are closed. Sorry everyone, access to the proshop has been closed to the public due to contact tracing rules. We will try again to reopen after the Labour day weekend. Good luck and stay safe.

A new season in the middle of a global pandemic.

Hi everyone, Our Cardel Rec. Centre location will be opening the first week of August Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please be aware that current facility and municipal rules will be in effect. Yes that means social distancing and masks. As most of you know our shop is very small so we will be limiting one person in the shop at a time.
See you then

Shutting down for the season.

Hello everyone,
In order to comply with the requests of public health, minor hockey and ringette have suspended all events until further notice. As a result the Proshop at both the Arnprior Nick Smith centre and Stittsville Cardel recreation centre will be closing Friday March 13 2020 until further notice.

Our hours they are achangin

Hello everyone,
Our hours have changed and our page has been updated.
Beginning Monday March 2 2020 our hours at the CRC (formerly GRC) are now Monday to Friday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thank you for your time

Christmas hours

Hi everyone,
Merry Christmas, We will be closed December 24,25,26,31 and January 1. The rest of the week we are open regular
hours. Have a great holiday


Hi everyone, We will be closed Monday October 13 for Thanksgiving. Back to regular hours on Tuesday the 14th.
Have a wonderful holiday.