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Based on updated Provincial public health measures announced May 4, all City of Calgary-operated indoor and outdoor sport, fitness and recreation programs and facility bookings will be suspended until further notice. Information about summer programs, including day camps, will be available when Provincial health orders permit.

Arena multiple rentals

Approved booking uses

  • Under Grade 7 sports group activity - No more than 10 people per half ice sheet/surface (1 trainer/coach with 9 participants); ice sheets/surfaces can be split in half to accommodate two groups of 10, but groups and participants must maintain 3 metres physical distancing unless they are from the same household.
  • One-on-one training - 1 trainer/coach with 1 participant. Trainers must be professional, certified, paid and provide active instruction.
  • Household use - A household must have a trainer/coach to a maximum of 10 people. All participants must live in the same household. Trainers must be professional, certified, paid and provide active instruction.

Step 1 – Review rental rates and payment terms

Arena booking increments

We book arena time in 15 minute increments. The minimum booking period is one hour.

If you're renting 5 or fewer dates, you can call Facility Bookings (option 2) or use the online application. For more than 5 dates, please only use the online application.

Please note: If you’re renting 10 or more dates every year or arena season, find out if you’re eligible for Renewal Rights​.

Contact Facility Bookings

Questions? Contact us anytime by email​ or between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday by phone at 403-268-3800

Arena rental rates

Arena rates vary as follows. Prices are in effect for rentals between May 1 and April 30. GST is included. A risk management fee of $4.75 is applied to each permit issued.

Fees include access to the dressing room(s) 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after your rental time.

Prime Time Hours:
Monday to Friday – 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday and Sunday – 6 a.m. to midnight
Statutory Holidays – Open only on approval of a rental application. Additional costs may apply to staff the facility.

Non-Prime Time Hours:
Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rates for May 1, 2020 - August 30, 2021

Minors (17 and under) Adults (18 and over)

Prime Time

September-June

$210.44/hr

$282.51/hr

Non-Prime Time

September-June

$75.22/hr

$129.75/hr

Prime Time

July-August

$210.44/hr

$282.51/hr

Non-Prime Time

July-August

$118.25/hr

$147.27/hr

Off-season dry pad

Availability varies by arena

$65.09/hr

$109.58/hr

Jr A/Midget AAA Practices Jr A/Midget AAA Games

Prime Time

September-June

$210.44

$282.51

Non-Prime Time

September-June

$75.22

$282.51

Arena rental payment terms

  • Rental fees for 1-4 dates are due immediately.
  • Rental fees for 5 or more dates are due 30 days prior to the first date booked.

We’ll confirm the outcome of your rental application by email. There are several ways to pay – please review the arena rental terms and conditions​ for options.

Step 2 – Learn about our arenas & check availability

Tip: Prepare to be flexible on date, time and arena location. If your first choices aren’t available, having two or three options on hand will make the availability search easier.

Step 3 – Submit arena application

Arena applications are accepted as follows. First-come, first served.

Applications for ​Apply on To rent arena space for

Public use AND anyone who missed an application deadline

March 11, 2021

Any remaining Spring/Summer 2021 time slots

Any application received prior to 8:30 a.m. on public day will not be processed until after 9 a.m.

Sept ice

Apply prior to:

May 6, 2021

September 2021

Public use AND anyone who missed an application deadline

Jul 22, 2021

Any remaining September 2021 time slots

Any application received prior to 8:30 a.m. on public day will not be processed until after 9 a.m.

Remaining time slots for ice after league bookings are complete

Sept. 9, 2021

Public Day

October to December 2021 Ice

Any application received prior to 8:30 a.m. on public day will not be processed until after 9 a.m.

Remaining time slots for ice after league bookings are complete

Oct. 28, 2021 

Public Day

January to March 2022 Ice

Any application received prior to 8:30 a.m. on public day will not be processed until after 9 a.m.

Spring/Summer special events

Oct. 29, 2021

Spring/Summer 2022

Spring/Summer camps

Nov. 4, 2021

Spring/Summer 2022

Minor Leagues

Nov. 12, 2021

Spring/Summer 2022

Adult Leagues

Nov. 18, 2021

Spring/Summer 2022

Dry pad use (non-ice) availability varies by arena

Nov. 25, 2021

Spring/Summer 2022

Public use AND anyone who missed an application deadline

Feb. 3, 2022

Spring/Summer 2022

Any application received prior to 8:30 a.m. on public day will not be processed until after 9 a.m.

Review the checklist. When you’re ready, complete the online application.

If you're renting 5 or fewer dates, you can also call Facility Bookings (403-268-3800, option 2 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.). For more than 5 dates, please only use the online application.

Ready-to-apply checklist

When you can mark each task completed, you’re ready to fill out the application form.

__ I've read and understand each of the terms and conditions for renting arena space:

__ I've selected an arena and confirmed my preferred date and time is available.
__ I'm aware of the rental rates and when payment is due.
__ I'm applying on the correct date for a one-time rental.

Application approval process

It takes up to seven days to process multiple-date applications. We'll let you know the outcome of your application by email.

Please note: Non-authorized rental sublets and no-shows could result in losing rental privileges.

Renewal rights

Arena bookings are automatically renewed for the next same season once a group earns renewal rights. Arena seasons are:

  • Winter - January to March
  • Fall - October to December

This means we’ll automatically reserve the same day and time slot for next year's season – e.g. Winter – for groups with renewal rights; no application required.

Earning renewal rights

To earn renewal rights, a group must have a rental and payment history of 10 or more regularly-scheduled bookings, in each of the previous two seasons, at the same time, same arena, same day for 10 dates within a session Fall or Winter, with fees paid on time. Groups meeting these criteria for the first time are called New Renewals.

New renewals

New Renewals must maintain the same rental and payment history that earned their eligibility for an additional two years. During that period, you'll continue submitting rental applications on the date(s) specified for your group.

After two years in good standing as a New Renewal, you rental status is upgraded to Established Renewals.

Established renewals

An Established Renewal status means your permit is automatically renewed – rental applications are no longer required. If your group no longer needs the arena, please refer to your renewal package for information on how and when to cancel without penalty.

Maintaining renewal rights

It takes two years to earn renewal rights, and two years to lose them. This allows for the occasional scheduling change or disruption. The City may withdraw Renewal Rights from renters who sub-let time slots without permission or fail to show.

Cancelling multiple arena bookings

Rental fees are not refunded for cancelled bookings scheduled between April 1 and Aug. 31.

Rental fees will be refunded for canceling a booking scheduled between September and March, provided the cancelation is received by Facility Bookings 30 calendar days or more before the rental date. An administrative fee of $10.50 will be charged once for up to 10 cancellations or amendments, per permit, per request. Cancellations or amendments received within 30 days of the booking are non-refundable.

Arena bookings should be cancelled using the amendment tool.