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The City offers 19 indoor ice arenas for hockey, ringette, figure skating and broomball. Some of these arenas are also available during off-season for lacrosse, ball/roller hockey, in-line skating and special events.
Many of our arenas offer small to medium sized meeting rooms which are equipped for coaches clinics, chalk talks or meetings. Day time rates and children's party rates available.
Which arenas and meeting rooms are available to book?
Click on the arenas listed below for detailed information on arena amenities including meeting rooms, concessions and special features.
Things to know about booking arenas or meeting rooms
- It is important to review the arena regulations and Zero Tolerance policy before booking.
- The booking of a City arena is available first to existing users who have renewal rights (see below), then to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Booking priorities are given to priority user groups, renewal groups, special events and new/public groups respectively.
- Bookings are made in 15 minute increments with a minimum booking time of one hour.
- All ice bookings require a 15 minute flood time at the end of the time booked. No 15 minute interval between bookings is required for non-ice and meeting room bookings.
What are renewal rights?
Renewal rights exist when a group has a booking of 10 dates at one arena for the same time period on the same day of the week. (Example: at least 10 bookings at one arena, Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.) Renewal bookings are based on your organization’s historical use at each individual arena on a session to session basis (Fall renews to Fall, Winter renews to Winter).
If you delete several dates from your renewal permit, or during the course of your rental that drop you below 10 bookings, you may risk losing your renewal. It takes 2 years to establish a renewal and 2 years to lose a renewal. This practice allows established renewal groups some flexibility as unforeseen circumstances may arise. If a group falls below the 10 booking minimum for 2 years in a row; the renewal is lost.
New renewals are groups that have qualified for renewal status for the first time. These groups are offered a renewal if there are no operational or historical booking conflicts. Established renewals are groups who have booked a minimum of 2 years in a row. If your booking is considered a renewal, you will automatically receive a renewal permit the following session. You will not have to apply for the space, and you will be given the option to cancel the renewal permit without charge.
Timelines for booking periods and applications - 2013
Booking applications can only be processed and confirmed for the current booking session. Please contact Facility Bookings for more information.
- March 7, 2013 – Spring/Summer (April to August) ice/non-ice public day.
- June 30, 2013 - September ice/non ice and October to March Special Event applications due.
- August 1, 2013 – September ice public day.
- September 5, 2013 – Fall (October to December) ice public day.
- November 7, 2013 – Winter (January to March) ice public day.
- December 1, 2013 - Spring/Summer 2014 applications due (April to August).
Arena applications can take up to a maximum of seven business days to process after public day has occurred. Responses for special event/tournament and renewal applications are generally released within 3 weeks prior to public day.