Effective Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 12:01 am, the province will return to the modified version of Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen for at least 21 days (until January 26), impacting city services and recreation facilities.

For a complete directory of impacts to services during new provincial regulations please visit the City's Covid-19 A-Z directory

City arenas

  • All City arena's are now closed
  • Public skating will resume in 2022 once facilities are able to open. Schedule is still pending.
  • For ice bookings, contact the Facility Booking Coordinator at 252-9628

Here is a summary of what to expect when using one of the City's arenas when they re-open:



Watch live stream of Current River, Delaney and Port Arthur Arenas!

Tbaytel, in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation has installed cameras in five local hockey rinks and arenas to provide spectators a way to watch their favourite athletes remotely from anywhere. Cameras will be live in Current River, Delaney and Port Arthur Arenas from 7 a.m to 12 a.m daily.

Outdoor skating rinks

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. 

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