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Arenas

Rent ice

Based on the provincial announcement made on October 10, and remaining in effect for 28 days, arenas will be limited to 10 participants and changerooms are closed.

Only 10 participants are permitted at an arena for team practices or drills, including coaches. In addition, no spectators are allowed, and the use of dressing rooms are restricted to washrooms, storage and first-aid.

As of October 10, the following restrictions are in place due to provincial measures to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Team sports using City facilities are limited to training and drills, with no scrimmages or competitive play permitted
  • Teams must also restrict the number of participants to 25 outdoors and 10 indoors – a total number that includes both players and coaches.
  • Public skating and skating lessons in indoor arenas have been suspended. 

The following arenas have reopened:

  • Tom Brown Arena
  • Ray Friel Recreation Complex – Arenas 2 and 3
  • Minto Recreation Complex – South arena
  • Fred Barrett Arena – West and East arenas
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn – Matt Bradley and Katie Xu Arenas
  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans – Roger Sénécal and Elizabeth Manley arenas
  • Sandy Hill Arena
  • Bell Centennial Arena
  • Jack Charron Arena

Arena bookings can be made by emailing sports@ottawa.ca or phoning 613-580-2595.

Teams must have valid insurance of a minimum $2 million inclusive per occurrence for bodily injury, death and damage to property in one of the following forms:

  •  
  • Commercial General Liability,
  • Special Events Liability,
  • Home Owners’ Personal Liability, or
  • Tenants or Condominium Owners’ Personal Liability

Insurance shall name the City of Ottawa as an additional insured. Coaches names must be listed on the policy if they are using their organizations insurance. Affordable insurance is available through City of Ottawa Centralized Allocations staff for your convenience. A valid Insurance certificate must be submitted when requesting booking, otherwise insurance will automatically be added.

Participants must adhere to all Provincial gathering restrictions and requirements from their respective sporting regulatory bodies. In addition, the City has implemented COVID-19 safety measures in City facilities. Please also arrive dressed in your gear as much as possible.

Browse information regarding credits and refunds for cancelled rentals.

Rent last-minute ice

As of October 10, the following restrictions are in place due to provincial measures to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Team sports using City facilities are limited to training and drills, with no scrimmages or competitive play permitted

The City of Ottawa is undergoing a phased reopening of services and programs impacted by COVID-19. More details will be provided as services resume. Learn more about Ottawa’s reopening plan and new safety measures.

Browse information regarding credits and refunds for cancelled rentals.

Take advantage of a reduced rate by renting last-minute ice. Last-minute ice is booked in one-hour increments. All last-minute rental sales are final.

  1. Log in using your Family PIN.
  2. Search for arenas with last-minute ice available in the next 15 days. Availability is updated daily.
  3. Submit a rental request form.
  4. Staff will contact you within two business days to confirm your rental request.

Ice rental definitions

  • Minor: 18 years and under.
  • Adult: 19 years and older.
  • Minor recognized: Sanctioned activities by minor associations in May and June.
  • Prime time: Between September 1 and April 30, weekdays from 4 pm to 11 pm; on weekends and statutory holidays from 6 am to 11 pm.
  • Non-prime time: Between September 1 and April 30, weekdays from open to 4 pm and 11 pm to close; on weekends and statutory holidays from 11 pm to close.
  • Last-minute ice: Discounted ice time booked the same day or up to 15 days before the rental date.
  • Training ice rental: Available for two consecutive hours during non-prime time, for a maximum of six skaters per hour.

Hourly arena rental rates

Rates are effective as of January 1. Rates are subject to change.

Fall and winter ice rentals

September 1 to April 30

  2020 2021
Adult Prime Time $334.40 $342.80
Minor Prime Time $200.45 $205.50
Adult/Minor
Non-Prime Time
$155.95 $159.85
Last Minute Ice $200.45 $205.50
Training Ice
(Non-Prime Time)
$155.95 $159.85
Commercial $344.20 $352.85

Off season ice rentals

May 1 to August 31

  2020 2021
Minor and Adult $334.40 $342.80
Minor Recognized
(May and June only)
$200.45 $205.50
Last Minute Ice $200.45 $205.50
Commercial $344.20 $352.85

Slab Rentals

  2020 2021
Minor $37.00 $37.95
Adult $59.45 $60.95
Commercial $69.10 $70.85

All rates include HST