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Before booking an arena or meeting room

check ice rink availability

Step 1
Before booking an arena
Step 2
Book an arena
Rental rates

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.

Arenas with meeting rooms Arenas only
Father David Bauer and Norma Bush arenas Ernie Starr arena
Max Bell Centre Frank McCool arena
Optimist and George Blundun arenas Murray Copot arena
Rose Kohn and Jimmie Condon arenas Shouldice arena
Stew Hendry and Henry Viney arenas Stu Peppard arena
Ed Whalen and Joe Kryczka arenas
(Southland Leisure Centre)
Village Square Leisure Centre arenas

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.
  • Users have access to dressing rooms a half-hour before booking and must vacate a half-hour after booking.

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 in consecutive weeks (Example: at least 10 bookings at one arena, Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in consecutive weeks). 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 dates from your renewal permit during or for the season resulting in less than 10 bookings or resulting in your bookings becoming non-consecutive, you may risk losing your renewal rights. 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 -
2020 - 2021

Booking applications can only be processed and confirmed for the current booking session. Please contact Facility Bookings for more information.

  • Nov. 1, 2019 - Spring/Summer 2020 Special event applications.
  • Nov. 5, 2019 - Spring/Summer 2020 Camp applications.
  • Nov. 13, 2019 - Spring/Summer 2020 Minor League applications.
  • Nov. 20, 2019 - Spring/Summer 2020 Adult League application.
  • Nov. 22, 2019 - Spring/Summer 2020 Non Ice applications.
  • Jan. 30, 2020- Spring/Summer Ice/Non-ice Public day (April to August 2020).
  • March 31, 2020 - September to March Special Event requests for 2020/2021 applications due.
  • May 1, 2020 - September Ice applications due.
  • July 23, 2020 - September Ice Public day.
  • Aug. 20, 2020 - Fall (October to December) Ice Public day.
  • Oct. 8, 2020 - Winter (January to March 2021) Ice Public day.
  • Oct. 30, 2020 - Spring/Summer 2021 Special event applications.
  • Nov. 6, 2020 - Spring/Summer 2021 Camp applications.
  • Nov. 13, 2020 - Spring/Summer 2021 Minor League applications.
  • Nov. 20, 2020 - Spring/Summer 2021 Adult League application.
  • Nov. 23, 2020 - Spring/Summer 2021 Non Ice applications.
  • Jan. 28, 2021 - Spring/Summer - anyone who missed deadline can apply on Jan. 28, 2021 Public day.

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.