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Father David Bauer and Norma Bush Arenas


These clean and well kept facilities host minor and adult ice sport leagues. Father David Bauer and Norma Bush Arenas are available for bookings from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week during prime hockey season (October through March). Requests outside of these hours will be considered. Adjacent to the arenas are Foothills Aquatic Centre Foothills Athletic Park and Foothills Track.​

Arena Upgrades

Opened in 1963, Father David Bauer is one of The City of Calgary’s oldest arenas. Several enhancements are planned at Father David Bauer in 2015. To allow for construction, both Father David Bauer and Norma Bush Arenas will be closed from April 1 until October 31, 2015. For more information, visit the Arena Upgrades page.


Father David Bauer ice rink, N.W. Calgary
Father David Bauer ice rink


2424 University Drive N.W. - Map
311 or 403-268-CITY (2489) if calling from outside Calgary

Accessibility information

Arena schedules

Public Skating and Shinny Hockey schedules

Arena features

  • One 185' x 85' artificial ice surface
  • One Olympic ice surface – 200' x 100'
  • Home of the:
    • U of C Dino's
    • AAA Midget Northstars
    • Calgary Junior A Mustangs
    • Western Hockey League
  • 1750 / 60 person spectator seating capacity
  • One meeting room seating 20 people
  • One concession open game nights
  • Hot and cold vending machines

For your safety and enjoyment helmets (CSA approved) are strongly recommended for all participants during ice activity and in particular for children and youth.

Looking for more places to skate? Recreation runs 12 Arenas in Calgary.