Some arenas have now reopened to the public and we are happy to welcome you back! Here is a summary of what to expect when using one of the City's arenas:

  • Pre-screening is required - fill out the online pre-screening tool to reduce line-ups
  • Players are to come dressed other than skates and helmets (no bags allowed inside)
  • Masks are required (may be removed when putting on helmet and/or actively participating in physical activity)
  • No access to dressing rooms
  • Please arrive and depart within 15min of your ice rental
  • Maximum 25 participants and maximum 25 spectators allowed in facility per booking
  • Public skating is cancelled until further notice.

Arenas that are now open

The following arenas are now open to the public:

  • Current River Arena
  • Port Arthur Arena
  • Delaney Arena

Grandview and Neebing Arenas will reopen on October 13. Stay tuned for updates on reopening plans for Fort William Gardens.

Contact the Facility Booking Coordinator for Arenas & Stadia inquiries and bookings at 807-625-2434.

Outdoor skating

The City maintains many outdoor skating rinks throughout the city. The rinks are weather dependent and are typically open from mid-December through mid-March. Ice conditions change with the weather and rinks may close without notice. Please note that outdoor skating is subject to change with COVID-19 developments.

Overview of Arenas

The City of Thunder Bay typically has six municipal arenas available for rental: Fort William Gardens, Delaney Arena, Current River Arena, Grandview Arena, Neebing Arena and the Port Arthur Arena. Arena use is subject to change due to COVID-19 developments.

  • Ice Rental Season starts October 1 to April 15.
  • We offer Casual Ice Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, only if the ice is available. Please contact the arena directly to inquire about Casual Ice availability or email the Facility Booking Coordinator.
  • Building Rentals are also available during the off-season.
  • One Arena remains open throughout the summer months.

Email the Facility Booking Coordinator for inquiries and bookings.

Available Ice Times 

View Arena Directory

Ice rental rates


Hourly Rate
Minor  $152.14
Adult $192.43
Non-Prime Time (before 4pm weekdays) $161.40
Casual Ice (8am to 4pm Monday to Friday/Tuesday exempt)  $8.08/per person
Summer Ice - Weekdays $170.40
Summer Ice - Weekends $133.88
Public skating rates


Child (14 years and under) $4.75
Student (15 - 18) $5.25
Adult $6.25
Older Adult (over 65 years) $5.25
Family Rate $14.25
Adult/Senior Public Skate $6.25

The Fort William Gardens

The Fort William Gardens is one of the six arenas operated by the City of Thunder Bay. It has the largest seating capacity in the district and is a complete multi-purpose facility capable of hosting a variety of events. It plays hosts to various local home teams including the Lakehead University Thunderwolves, Thunder Bay North Stars and Thunder Bay Skating Academy (formerly FWFSC).

Contact Us

Arenas & Stadia
Victoriaville Civic Centre 111 Syndicate Ave S. Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 6S4