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Welland Arenas and Ice Rinks

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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 mid-August 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 8:30am to 11:00pm weekdays and 7:30am to10:00pm on weekends.
  • 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.
2017/2018 Hourly Fees Cost HST Resurface Total
Pre-Season $167.26 $21.74 $3.00 $192.00
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.
  • The pre-season rate is applied mid August and until mid September.
  • 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 pre-season period commences in mid August and runs until mid September. During this period, ice is only available in the Main Arena.
  • 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 14th 2017 - March 18th, 2018 in the Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena (a pdf schedule is available here.)

  • Saturdays (beginning October 14) 6:30-8:30pm
  • Sundays (beginning October 15) 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, 2017
January 13, 2018
January 14, 2018

Teen Time Skates (Admission is free)
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena 8:30-9:30pm

November 10, 2017
January 19, 2018
December 8, 2017
February 9, 2018

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 17, 2017
February 16, 2018

 


National Child Day Free Skate (Admission is free)
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena 1:30pm-3:30pm
November 19, 2017


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

December 27, 2017
December 28, 2017
December 29, 2017
January 2, 2018
January 3, 2018
January 4, 2018
January 5, 2018

 


New Year's Eve Glow in the Dark Skate
Main Arena 4:00pm-6:00pm
December 31, 2017


Family Day Skate (Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item)
Main Arena 10:00am-2:00pm
February 19, 2018


March Break Skate
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena 1:30-3:30pm
March 12 - March 16, 2018

Senior SK8 (Fees Apply)
Skate for fun and exercise. Meet your friends each week at the Welland Main Arena. Skating for seniors and adults 50 plus. 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 18 to December 18 (Cancellation: Monday October 9, 2017)
Wednesdays: September 20 to December 20

Winter Session:
Mondays: January 8 to March 19 (Cancellation: Monday February 19, 2018)
Wednesdays: January 10 to March 21


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 18 to December 18 (Cancellation: Monday October 9, 2017)
Wednesdays: September 20 to December 20

Winter Session:
Mondays: January 8 to March 19 (Cancellation: Monday February 19, 2018)
Wednesdays: January 10 to March 21

Skate Program Punch Pass Fees:
1 Visit: Resident: $2.50 Non-Resident: $2.75 plus HST
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):

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

These rinks are maintained by the Parks staff. Neighbourhood volunteers care for several neighbourhood ice rinks throughout the City. Call 905-735-1700 ext. 3000 for information on the ice rinks in your area.