Garson Community Centre and Arena

COVID Update October 1, 2020

Please note:  Public skating, power skating, and City-organized shinny programs remain cancelled until further notice.

Arena specific information on hours of operations and how to book are listed below.

Visit and use the online ice reservation system to book ice time.

Review the Arena Safety Guidelines.


Garson Community Centre and Arena
100 Church St.
Garson, ON
P3L 1T7

Phone: 705-688-3929
Fax: 705-693-7881

Arena not open? Contact us.


Seasonal Hours: September 2020 through March 2021

Hours are subject to change.  Closing times may vary depending on scheduling. Please contact the arena.

Hours until October 4 2020:

  • Monday to Wednesday: open at 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday: open at 7:00 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: open at 7:00 a.m.

Hours beginning October 5 2020:

  • Monday to Friday: open at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: open at 7:00 a.m.

Public Skating Schedule

  • Public Skating is not available at this time.

Shinny Hockey Schedule

  • Shinny Hockey is not available at this time.

Rental information

  • Ice surface: 85 feet by 185 feet
  • Seating capacity: 1,150
  • Standing room capacity: 400
  • Floor capacity: 1,200
  • Five dressing rooms
  • Two alternate dressing rooms

Ice Rental Fees

Prime Time

  • Monday to Friday: before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: before 7 a.m. and after 8 a.m.

Non-Prime Time

  • Monday to Friday:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday:  7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Last Minute Bookings

  • Applicable during Prime Time hours and if you book five days or less prior to your ice time.


Age Type of Booking Hourly Fee
Youth Prime Time
Last Minute
Non-Prime Time
Adult Prime Time
Last Minute
Non-Prime Time
Senior Prime Time
Last Minute
Non-Prime Time


Book it

  • NEW!  Check ice availability and Book online via a Leisure Services Account
  • Call our Arenas Administration Office at 705-674-4455, extension 3450
  • Call our 311 (local) or 705-671-2489 (long distance) 
  • If you have any questions, please contact

Walking Program

The Indoor Walking Program is not available at this time.

There’s a new way to register for leisure programs or book a facility. It’s easy to create an account! If you need help getting started, click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.



The French interface of our new registration system is still under development, however it is important that the City goes live with the new system as the existing registration and facility booking system is no longer supported by the vendor. Residents can still receive this service in French by calling 311 to have a French-speaking operator process bookings or registrations. The French interface will be launched in time for the fall/winter registration period.