Thunder Bay will be in level Grey-Lockdown starting March 1, 2021 as per the Province's COVID-19 Response Framework. All recreational facilities and in-person programming will be cancelled as of March 1 until further notice.

Read the City's Feb. 26, 2021 media release for details.

Pre-screening is required at all recreation facilities upon reopening. Help reduce line-ups at entrances by filling out the online pre-screening tool:

Recreation Facilities (Pools, Arenas, Stadia and Kinsmen Centre) Pre-Screening Tool

Arena reopenings

It is anticipated that all of the arenas will reopen after the lockdown dates listed above, unless there are changes to the provincial or regional status level. Arenas include:

  • Current River
  • Delaney
  • Grandview
  • Fort William Gardens
  • Neebing
  • Port Arthur

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
  • No spectators allowed, except for one parent/guardian per child for supervision
  • Public skating is cancelled until further notice.

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.
  • 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  $155.18
Adult $196.27
Non-Prime Time (before 4pm weekdays) $164.63
Summer Ice - Weekdays $173.81
Summer Ice - Weekends $136.56
Public skating rates


Child (14 years and under) $5.00
Student (15 - 18) $5.50
Adult $6.50
Older Adult (over 65 years) $5.50
Family Rate $14.50
Adult/Senior Public Skate $6.50

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