Arena Facility Rentals

Rex Stimers Arena Interior

The City of St. Catharines operates several arenas with ice available for rental throughout all seasons. Meeting rooms at City arenas are also available to rent.

Ice surfaces reopen at Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre on Aug. 22, 2020. At this time Bill Burgoyne Arena and Garden City Arena Complex remain closed in response to COVID-19. Currently there are limitations on occupancy with 25 individuals maximum allowed per ice surface. Spectator areas, change rooms and benches remain closed.

Available ice can be viewed using the ePlay facility viewer. After checking availability, please email to reserve a time and arrange payment. Ice is available on a first come, first served basis.

We ask that visitors arrive fully dressed to hit the ice, although chairs will be set up to allow for them to put on their skates. Masks are required in off-ice areas in accordance with the City and Region's mask by-laws. Please follow parking lot signage, and ensure all members of the skating group are present before approaching the front door to be let in by staff.

Ice Rentals

Ice Rental Fees effective April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

All ice rates subject to a $11.30 per hour surcharge or $3.40 per hour for a mini rink. All rentals are subject to insurance rates, which vary by age, group size and activity. HST included

Prime Time (Hourly unless otherwise specified. Prices include HST)

Prime times for arena rentals are Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., weekends from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and statutory holidays. July and August is considered Prime Time.

  • Adults/Private: $224.55
  • Mini rink (half hour): $26.75

Non-Prime Time  (Hourly unless otherwise specified. Prices include HST) 

Non-prime times for arena rentals from September 1 to June 30 are Monday to Friday from midnight to 5 p.m., weekends from midnight to 7 a.m. and daily from 11 p.m. to midnight.

  • Adults/Private: $131.35
  • Mini Rink (half hour): $20.95

Non-Ice Rentals

Arena Dry Sports Floor Use (Hourly unless otherwise specified.
Prices include HST)  Lacrosse, Ball Hockey, etc.

  • Youth Games and Practices/Non-Event: $76.60
  • Adult Games/Practices or Non-Profit Event: $94.75
  • Event Rate - Commercial (Dry or Ice): $218.70

Meeting Rooms

Large Hall Rentals (more than 150 people): $52.65 including tax

  • Jack Gatecliff Arena upstairs lounge

Large Meeting Rooms (56-150 people): $36.85 including tax

  • Meridian Room, Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
  • Jack Gatecliff Arena community room

Small Meeting Rooms (55 people or less): $23.15 including tax

  • Half the Meridian Room, Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

View our Seasonal Arena Rental Request Form for Athletic Organizations

View our One-Time Facility Rental Request Form


Meridian Centre

Meridian Centre is perfectly suited for your hockey tournament, figure skating, corporate or family event.

Included in ice rentals:


  • 2 change rooms 30 minutes prior to ice time and 30 minutes after ice time.
  • 50 minutes of ice time per hour rented (10 minutes ice maintenance needed)
  • Nets for hockey
  • Scoreboard access
  • Ability to play music through in-house system
  • Ice access is steps from change rooms


  • Everyone must wear a CSA approved helmet for any hockey, shiny, pick-up hockey, or any rentals involving equipment on the ice
  • Guests 14 and under must wear a CSA approved helmet at all times.
  • No outside food, beverage or alcohol is permitted on the property
  • Meridian Centre is a smoke-free property
  • All rentals must enter through the Community Doors of the arena 
  • Please carefully read all policies and procedures outlined in the Ice Rental Contract

Rates and bookings:

Please contact to book your ice time.


Rental Policies

General Terms of use

  • Persons must be 19 years old or older to book city facilities
  • Payment is due for all rentals at time of booking
  • Adult supervision is required for all youth rentals

View the General Terms and Conditions for Facilities for additional information.

Ice Allocation Policy

The ice allocation policy outlines facility booking guidelines to assist in consistency and efficiency with the rental of City recreational facilities. It also establish formulas and standards that will help allocate minimum requirements of ice time to all qualified user groups in the City.

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