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Welland Arenas and Ice Rinks

Photo of Arena Activity
About the Arenas

The City has two arenas, Main arena and Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena (Youth) located at 501 King Street, that operate year round with a variety of sports, recreation and specials events. The arenas operate with ice September to late April with a full slate of ice-related organizations including Jr. B Hockey, Welland Minor Hockey Association and the Niagara Centre Skating Club.

During summer months the arenas host a number of sports including roller hockey, minor lacrosse, junior and senior lacrosse, roller hockey and ball hockey. Special events such as wrestling and boxing matches, concerts, circuses, conventions, trade shows and community events also take place in this venue.

Welland Arenas Contact Information:
c/o Welland Community Wellness Complex
145 Lincoln Street
Welland, Ontario L3B 6E1
Telephone: 905-735-1700 ext. 4000
Email: bookings@welland.ca


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There are no Alerts or Cancellations at this time.

The ice is available for rent for family gatherings, business and corporate functions, recreational hockey, group skating and regular ice users.

To apply for an ice rental permit contact 905-735-1700 x 4000 or bookings@welland.ca

The Recreation and Culture Division administers the ice rental permits. Permits must be signed by the person listed on the permit as confirmation of the booking(s) and understanding of the facility rules and regulations, and permit conditions of use. Payments are due at time of booking. Terms and Conditions.

View availability and book online

  • Rental hours are from 6:30am - 12am daily
  • Main Arena ice rentals are booked on the hour
  • Jack Ballantyne Arena ice rentals are booked on the ½ hour
  • The permit holder agrees that each hour of rental shall consist of not more than 50 minutes of ice time, the balance of each hour being devoted to ice maintenance.
2018/2019 Hourly Fees Cost HST Resurface Total
Prime Time $150.44 $19.56 $3.00 $173.00
Walk-in $89.38 $11.62 $3.00 $104.00
Non-Prime Time $87.61 $11.39 $3.00 $102.00
High School $51.00 $6.63 $3.00 $60.63
Elementary School $0.00 FREE
  • The prime time rate is applied to ice bookings scheduled weekdays from 4pm to 12 midnight and all hours on the weekends. Note: Prime time rate is also applied to ice bookings scheduled on a holiday, for example, Family Day.
  • The non-prime time rate is applied to ice bookings scheduled weekdays from 6am to 4pm.
  • Elementary school rate applies to JK up to and including grade 8. This fee can only be used during non-prime hours.
  • The walk-in rate is only to be used when renting TODAY for TONIGHT. The walk-in is applicable during Prime Time hours only.
  • The ice resurfacing fee is calculated per hour, not per booking.
  • An administration charge of $35 is levied for all payments returned due to insufficient funds.
  • The regular season period commences mid September until the beginning of April in the Main Arena, and the end of April in the Youth Arena.

Public Skating season October 13th 2018 - March 10th, 2019 in the Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena (a pdf schedule is available here.)

  • Saturdays (beginning October 13) 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sundays (beginning October 14) 1:30-4:30pm
Age Cost Punch Card (10 skates)
Children (under 14) $1.50 $10.00
Adult $2.50 $20.00
  • 12 years & under must wear a CSA approved helmet; a face cage is recommended. Limited Helmets available for use.
  • Maximum 119 skaters on the ice at any one time
  • Please Read: Public Skating Admission Standards (Effective October 2010)

Public Skating cancellations:
December 2, 2018
January 12, 2019
February 3, 2019
February 10th - 1:30pm to 3:30pm (ending 1 hour early due to event)

Teen Time Skates (Free Admission with a donation of a non-perishable food item)
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena 8:30-9:30pm

November 9, 2018
January 25, 2019
December 14, 2018
February 8, 2019

A donation of a non-perishable food item is greatly appreciated! Open to all Welland high school students ages 13-18 years. Valid student ID card must be provided.

PA Day Skates (Fees Apply)
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena 12:00-2:00pm

November 16, 2018
February 15, 2019


National Child Day Free Skate (Admission is free)
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena 1:30pm-3:30pm
November 18, 2018

Holiday Free Skate (Admission is free)
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena 1:30-3:30pm

December 27, 2018
December 28, 2018
January 2, 2019
January 3, 2019
January 4, 2019


New Year's Eve Glow in the Dark Skate
Main Arena 4:00pm-6:00pm
December 31, 2018

Family Day Skate (Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item)
Main Arena 10:00am-2:00pm
February 18, 2019

March Break Skate
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena 1:00-2:30pm
March 11 - March 13, 2019

All Ages SK8 (Fees Apply)
Skate for fun and exercise. Meet your friends each week at the Welland Main Arena. Helmets are required for safety reasons. Purchase a punch card at the Wellness Complex service counter to participate

Main Arena 9:00am-10:00am

Fall Session:
Mondays: September 17 to December 17 (Cancellation: Monday October 8, 2018)
Wednesdays: September 19 to December 19

Winter Session:
Mondays: January 7 to March 18 (Cancellation: Monday February 18, 2019)
Wednesdays: January 2 to March 20

Shinny Hockey (Fees Apply)
Get out those skates, hockey helmets and sticks for Shinny Hockey. A special 50+ seniors only hockey game for those young at heart and wanting to put a few more miles on their blades. CSA approved hockey equipment is required for this activity. A punch card is required to access this program and can be purchased at the Wellness Complex service counter

Main Arena 10:15am-11:15am

Fall Session:
Mondays: September 17 to December 17 (Cancellation: Monday October 8, 2018)
Wednesdays: September 19 to December 19

Winter Session:
Mondays: January 7 to March 18 (Cancellation: Monday February 18, 2019)
Wednesdays: January 2 to March 20

Skate Program Punch Pass Fees:
1 Visit: Resident: $2.50 Non-Resident: $2.75
20 Visits: Resident: $45.00 Non-Resident: $50.00 plus HST

Looking for a place to skate outdoors this winter? We have several locations where families can enjoy skating outdoors (Ice surfaces are weather permitting):

Rinks Maintained by City Staff

location map Chippawa Park Pond
First Avenue (Corner of Fitch St.)

location map Woodlawn Bush
Woodlawn Road
(between South Pelham and Rice Rds)

location map St. George Pond
391 St George St.

location map Civic Square Skating Rink
East Main St (at Civic Square)

Ground Rinks Maintained by Volunteers

* Rinks without volunteers may not be maintained and most likely will not be suitable for skating

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for one of the below rinks, please contact: pw@welland.ca or call (905) 735-1700 ext. 3000

location map Memorial Park
Rink closed for the 2018/19 season due to construction, will re-open for the 2019/20 season

location map Broadway Park*
(No Volunteer)

location map Cooks Mills Park*
630 Lyons Creek Rd
(No Volunteer)

location map Elmwood Park
Elmwood Ave.

location map Glenwood Park*
Dain City, between Glenwood Pkwy. & Parkside St.
(No Volunteer)

location map John Deere Park
Dain City, between Huron St. & Erie St.

location map Gram Ave. Park
Gram Avenue, corner of Forest Rd. & Gram Ave.

location map Manchester Park*
Off of East Main St.,
between Lyons Ave. & Golden Blvd. W.
(No Volunteer)

location map River Rd. Park

location map Stop 19 Park

location map Summerlea Park