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Arena Locations and Rentals


Rentals

The City’s Parks and Recreation division operates 11 indoor arenas in London.  These arenas may be rented for a variety of activities.  Winter use includes recreational skating, skating lessons, figure skating, ringette, hockey and broomball.  Winter rentals are available from September to the end of March for the above activities.  If you are interested in booking Last Minute Ice - Click Here for detailed Instructions!

Summer use of the concrete floor surfaces may include pre-season softball practices, bazaars, ball hockey, lacrosse and other team sports.  Dry pad rentals are available from April to August at a number of our arenas.  Summer ice is also available from April to August, usually at only one city arena. 

Most arenas feature snack bars, offering a limited selection of hot and cold food and beverage items.  Nichols, Medway, Kinsmen and Lambeth arenas have multi-purpose activity rooms that are suitable for small receptions and tournament meeting areas.  All arenas are equipped with a CD player.

Staff at individual arenas are not able to book ice time or receive payment for any rentals.  Please call the Customer Service line at 519-661-5575 Monday to Friday between 8:15 am – 4:30 pm for information regarding ice hours and to book a rental.

 

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Arena Locations

 

East Area Arenas

Argyle

Carling

Farquharson

Glen Cairn

Silverwood

Stronach

West Area Arenas

Kinsmen

Lambeth

Medway

Nichols

Oakridge

 

 

Argyle ArenaArgyle Arena

Argyle Arena Map

1948 Wavell Street (East of Clarke Rd)

519-661-4419

 

 

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

Opened in 1954, renovations in 2001 and 2010 with wheelchair accessible washrooms and new lobby.

Two ice surfaces 180 x 80 and 180 x 70.

Spectator seating and heated viewing area.

Concession booth open during peak season offering hot/cold beverages and snacks.

Vending machines.

Ball hockey available during summer months.

Change rooms.

Skate sharpening during peak hours.

Hosts a wide variety of programs including public skating, learn to skate, summer sports, and recreational activities.

Home to London Minor Hockey Association.

 

 

 

 

entrance to Carling Recreation centreCarling Arena

Carling Arena Map

 

675 Grosvenor Street (East of Adelaide Street)

519-661-5774

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

Opened in 1963 and was renovated in 1990.  This location is also available for summer and winter programming including outdoor swimming in the summer, and indoor public skating during the winter.

Two ice surfaces.

Spectator seating and heated viewing area.

Vending machines.

Open during the summer months for spider/ball hockey.

Skate sharpening during winter season.

Change rooms.

 

 

picture of exterior of Nichols arena

Earl Nichols Arena

Earl Nichols Arena Map

799 Homeview Road (North of Southdale Rd)

519-661-4422

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

Opened in 1984 with two artificial ice surfaces.  Earl Nichols Arena was renovated in 2004 to add a third ice pad.  This arena offers a large hall with kitchenette available ideal for event bookings.  This facility is unique in that two arena pads remain as ice rinks throughout the summer season, while the third pad is available for lacrosse and various indoor sports and events.

Three ice surfaces.

Two of the three ice surfaces are available year round.

Concession booth open during peak season offering hot/cold beverages and snacks.

Spectator seating and heated viewing area.

Large hall with kitchenette ideal for events.

Meetings rooms.

Open for lacrosse in the summer months.

Skate sharpening available during winter season.

Change rooms.

Arena Information Specifications: (refer to legend at top) 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

 

 

 

picture of exterior of Farquharson arenaFarquharson Arena

Farquharson Arena Map

411 Tecumseh Ave (at South Secondary School)

519-661-5775

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

 

Opened in 1954, renovations in 2001 and in 2010 with wheelchair accessible washrooms and new lobby.

Two ice surfaces 180x80 and 180x70.

Vending machines.

Public skating available during winter season.

Open during the summer for ball hockey.

Change rooms.

 

 

 

 

Facility sign outside Glen Cairn ArenaGlen Cairn Arena

Glen Cairn Arena Map

370 Chippendale Crescent (off King Edward Ave)

519-661-4420

 

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

Opened in 1963 and was renovated in 1990.  This unique location is home of George Bray Hockey.  "Hockey for Young People with Special Learning Needs" and the South Southeast Hockey Association.  This location is also available for summer and winter programming including outdoor swimming in the summer, and indoor public skating during the winter.

 

Note:  During winter season - closed during the day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - opening at 3 pm.

 

One ice surface.

Public skating available during winter season.

Spectator seating and heated viewing area.

Vending machines.

Dry pad available in summer months.

Change rooms.

Outdoor swimming pool is open during the summer months.

 

 

 

 

Inside front entrace of Kinsmen ArenaKinsmen Arena

Kinsmen Arena Map

20 Granville Street (Access through Barrington Ave off Wharncliffe Road North)

519-661-5777

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

Opened in 1973 and was renovated in 2002.  This arena is a superb location for conferences, workshops, birthday parties, private events and more.  The Facility is equipped with several community rooms and a kitchenette on the upper level.  The main level holds two ice pads, change rooms and a concession area.  Many recreational programs run year round at Kinsmen Arena, including summer camp programs and winter public skating.

 

Open to the public during the winter months.

Spectator seating is available.

Concession booth open during peak season offering hot/cold beverages and snacks.

Activity room/community rooms with kitchenette. (available for booking through Facility Bookings)

Dry pad available in summer months.

Skate sharpening.

 

 

 

 

Inside foyer at Lambeth ArenaLambeth Arena

Lambeth Arena Map

7112 Beattie Street

519-652-5161

 

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

Opened in 1968 with renovations in 2006, the arena has been host to many community events including the traditional annual Harvest Fest.  The Lambeth arena is not only a very popular location for hockey tournaments, but it is also used for private rentals.  The location is ideal for children's events as it includes a Saturn Park Playground, plenty of open outdoor space, a large activity room and hall with a kitchenette.  This arena is a central part of the Lambeth Community and is also home to the Lambeth Branch of the London Public Library.

Note: During the winter season - closed during the day on Wednesdays and Thursdays - opening at 3 pm.

 

One ice surface.

Public skating available during winter season.

Concession booth open during peak season offering hot/cold beverages and snacks.

Spectator seating and heated viewing area.

Activity room/gymnasium.

Large hall and community room with kitchenette. (available for booking through Facility Booking)

Vending machines.

Dry pad available in summer months.

Change rooms available.

 

 

 

 

front of Medway C.C.Medway Arena (Ray Lanctin Arena)

Medway Arena Map

119 Sherwood Forest Square (off Wonderland Road North)

519-661-4421

 

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

Medway Arena was renovated in 2009 after being built in 1967.  Renovations include updates to the community centre, flooring and rink boards.  Winter skating programs and events run throughout the winter season, and arena pad is available for lacrosse during the summer season.  This facility is also equipped with a hall and kitchenette, perfect for private rentals.

 

Public skating available during the winter season.

One ice surface.

Spectator seating and heated viewing area.

Concession booth open during peak season.

Activity room/large hall/community room with kitchenette, ideal for events.

Dry pad available in the summer months.

4 dressing rooms and 1 gender equity dressing room available.

1 referee room.

1 score clock.

 

 

 

 

 

Oakridge ArenaOakridge Arena

Oakridge Arena Map

825 Valetta Street (east of Hyde Park)

519-661-4424

 

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

The Oakridge Arena which opened in 1962, was the first covered arena to be built in London.  Renovated in 1995 and again in 2008, the arena is now an excellent location for year round recreation.   Summertime can be spent at the heated pool while winters can be spent on the ice.

 

One ice surface.

Pubic skating available during the winter season.

Spectator seating.

Vending machines.

Change rooms.

Outdoor summer heated pool.

 

 

 

Picture of Silverwood Park sign outside arena

Silverwood Arena

Silverwood Arena Map

50 Sycamore Street (at Pine Street)

519-661-4425

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

Silverwood Arena opened in 1970 and was renovated in 1996.  This arena is an ideal location for local hockey team meets and practices as they prepare for their big games.  Silverwood is also London's only location to offer summer arena pad lines for shuffleboard.

 

Note:  During Winter season - closed during the day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - opening at 3 pm.

 

One ice surface.

Public skating available during winter season.

Cold area spectator seating.

Vending machines.

Shuffleboard available in summer months.

Outdoor pool.

 

 

 

 

entrance of Stronach Stronach Arena

Stronach Arena Map

Stronach Community Recreation Centre

1221 Sandford Street (between Huron Street and Cheapside Street)

519-661-4426

 

Parking Available

Washrooms Available

Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

After the 2003 renovations, Stronach Arena which originally opened in 1965, has become a central location for a variety of activities and events.  The large maple hardwood gymnasium, artificial ice surfaces, numerous community rooms, and large hall make Stronach an ideal location for indoor recreation and programming.  Various City programs run out of this facility, as well as local renters who use the site to host a variety of events.  Unique to Stronach is the popular outdoor heated pool & splash pad.

 

Two ice surfaces.

Public skating available during winter season.

Spectator seating available and heated viewing area.

Concession open during prime hours, supplying hot/cold beverages along with snacks.

Activity room/large hall available for booking through Facility Booking.

NCAA regulation size maple-hardwood gymnasium.

Outdoor summer heated pool/splash pad.

Dry pad available for summer months.

Change rooms.

Skate sharpening available during winter months.