Arena ice rentals


The City of Guelph has ice rinks at the following recreation facilities:

  • Centennial Arena
  • Exhibition Arena
  • Victoria Road Recreation Centre Arena
  • West End Community Centre Arenas 1 and 2
  • Sleeman Centre

Arena Use Guidelines

Ice Regulations

  • One hour of ice consists of 50 minutes ice time and 10 minutes ice resurfacing. Users must not access ice surface prior to hours specified on the contract.
  • Minor/youth participants/players must not be on ice surface without being accompanied/supervised by a coach.
  • No objects or individuals are to be on the ice when the Zamboni is resurfacing the ice. This rule will be strictly adhered to by facility operations staff.
  • The use of sticks, pucks or balls outside of the ice area is strictly prohibited.
  • The City of Guelph strongly recommends that CSA approved ice helmets be used by all ice users.

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 Mondays between 8:30 – 4:30pm for the immediate week. during regular business hours Monday-Friday.

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 arena floor space to host a sporting tournament.

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

To host a special event that is not a tournament, please submit the following form.

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].

Cancellation Policy

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