Arena ice rentals

Ice rental locations

The City of Guelph has arenas at the following recreation facilities:

Important dates

The fall/winter 2024-25 ice rental season runs from September 2024-March 2025.

We are not accepting rental requests for the upcoming ice rental season at this time.

Ice booking information

Review the ice booking information package to review important details related to ice regulations, single skater, etc.

Ice Booking Information Package

Prime time versus non-prime time

Arenas can be booked for the following time slots:

  • Non-prime time: Monday-Friday (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Prime time: Monday-Friday (6-8 a.m. and 4-11 p.m.); Saturday and Sunday (6 a.m.-11 p.m.)

Single skater / last minute ice

  • Up to maximum of 4 people.
  • Single skater ice is only available at West End Community Centre and Victoria Road Recreation Centre arenas during non-prime time hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Single skater requests will be accepted on Mondays between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the immediate week. during regular business hours Monday-Friday.

Rates and fees

Hourly resident fees (Guelph address) rate associated with renting arenas are outlined below (*please note that there is a surcharge for non-residents and commercial organizations):

Centennial Arena, Exhibition Arena, Victoria Road Recreation Centre Arena, West End Community Centre Arenas 1 and 2:

  • Non-prime time: $139.12 + tax + insurance
  • Prime time: $265.00 + tax + insurance
  • Single skater (maximum of 4 skaters and only available at Victoria Road Recreation Centre and West End Community Centre: $31.83 + tax + insurance

Sleeman Centre:

  • Non-prime time: $182.58 + tax + insurance
  • Prime Time: $311.10 + tax + insurance

Cancellation policy

Click here for cancellation policy

Facility availability

Customers can view availability at our arenas up to 60 days in advance. If interested in a time/day that is showing as available, please email [email protected].

Facility Availability

Sponsorship opportunities – public skates

Individuals or organizations can give back to their community while promoting their business by sponsoring a public skate. If interested, please reach out to [email protected].

One-off ice rentals

The City of Guelph offers ice rentals for customers who are looking to rent one time or on an occasional basis. Please note that a minimum of 72 hours is required for processing new or additional rental requests.

If you are looking to rent ice on a one-off basis, please submit the following form.

Seasonal ice rentals

The City of Guelph offers seasonal ice rentals for customers who are looking to rent five (5) or more times. Examples of seasonal ice rentals include a minor hockey team or an adult recreational league.

If you are looking to rent an arena floor on a seasonal basis, please submit the following form.

If you are looking for more information on how to become a seasonal user group, please contact the Facility Booking Office at [email protected] to receive a booking information package by email.

Tournaments and special events

Seasonal user groups may request to rent facility space to host a sporting tournament.

The City of Guelph offers facility space to be used to hold special events.

To host a sporting tournament or special event, learn more about our new online special event application and approval software, Eproval. Please review the following information and special event process.

Special Events

Skate schedules

Please note that this page is for ice rentals. View skate and shinny schedules.

For more information

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Facility Booking Team at 519-837-5678, option 1, or [email protected].