IMPORTANT: Rentals for ice can be requested to the end of 2021, staff are not accepting requests for 2022 at this time.
Public Skating will be unavailable on the following dates:
Saturday, December 4 & Sunday, December 5, 2021 – Hockey Tournament
*Availability is in real time and may be adjusted often.
City ArenasRinks AvailableHours of Operation
Progressive Auto Sales Arena (PASA) Rink 1
Rink 2
Mon. to Sun.: 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
Clearwater Community Center (CW)Blue Rink
Red Rink
Mon. to Fri.: 3:00–11:00 PM
Sat. and Sun.: 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
Sarnia Arena (SA)Main RinkMon. to Fri.: 3:00–11:00 PM
Sat. and Sun.: 7:00 AM–11:00 PM

Ice Rentals

Please review our COVID-19 Arena Operating Standards carefully.

Payment is due at the time of booking; we do not place any holds on any ice time. Renters will receive a permit after payment is received, which outlines the terms of use and must be signed and returned/submitted to staff or City Hall.

Dressing rooms will be assigned to renters when they arrive; no food or drink is permitted in the dressing rooms, on the benches, or on the ice. Users cannot be on the ice with regular footwear or with strollers, as only skates and appropriate support equipment are allowed on the ice. Renters can request nets be put out by staff.

Minimum “one hour” rentals are required, however this is booked on 50-minutes of actual skate time, to allow for ice flooding between rentals.

All prices apply to all arena facilities equally and are subject to an additional insurance fee, excluding all contact hockey. A subsidy/discount of 25% is applied to rentals for Council Approved Youth Groups only.


REGULAR SEASON (Fall/Winter) – January – March / September – December

Rate Per Hour Applicable Timing Price per hour
Prime Monday-Friday: 5:00-10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: All Day
Non-Prime Monday-Friday: 7:00am-5:00pm $82.14+HST
Late Night Every Day: 10:00pm-Midnight $171.66+HST


OFF SEASON (Summer)– April – August

Rate Per Hour Applicable Timing Price per hour
Prime Monday-Friday: 5:00-10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: All Day
Non-Prime Monday-Friday: 7:00am-5:00pm $141.45+HST
Late Night Every Day: 10:00pm-Midnight $171.66+HST

Public Skating

UPDATE 11/04/2021: Per the Provincial announcement, we have been able to increase the capacity limits for public skating programs. Public skating remain FREE of charge for the community.

Fall sessions begin Tuesday, October 12, 2021, and run through until December 23, 2021, with the intent to continue January through March 2022, based on health regulations at that time.


Please review our COVID-19 Arena Operating Standards carefully.

Public skating programs have been modified to follow our current COVID-19 Arena Operating Procedures:
– Everyone 12+ must show proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and identification at time of entry to the Progressive Auto Sales Arena.
– All participants must pre-screen for COVID symptoms prior to entering the Arena.
– Masks are mandatory to be worn while inside the building including inside dressing rooms. The only time they are not required is while on the ice.
– All participants must vacate the building within 15 minutes of the end of the skating session.


Every participant will need to pre-register online, at Active Communities Sarnia: Online Services ( and use the keyword “skate” to search. Refer to the Register Online page for more information.

Registration will open on Fridays, for the Monday through Sunday sessions being offered the following week. Every participant must be pre-registered to be granted access to the program.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to see program registration details to access complimentary parking in Lambton College Parking Lot 13 while attending any of our weekday public skating sessions! You can view this information by searching “Skate”, then clicking on the name/title of the skate program you’re looking to register for on our online registration portal.

We ask that participants only register for one session per week to ensure that there continues to be opportunity for those interested in participating in public skating. Due to the extremely reduced capacities at this time, please only register if you plan on attending.



(Children 5 Years or Younger Learning to Skate)
*Both children and parents must be registered
Monday –
Family Skate
(Children of All Ages and Levels)
*Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian 18+
*Both children and adults must be registered
Sundays 4:00-5:00pm
Adult Skate
(Adults 18+)
*Adults may only register for one of the two times slots each day
Monday –
12:00-1:00pm OR
Open Skate
(All Ages)
*Children under 14 must accompanied by a parent/guardian 18+
Saturdays 6:00-7:00pm


Excluded Dates: November 11 and 27, December 4 and 5, 2021

COVID-19 Arena Operating Standards

Please review our COVID-19 Arena Operating Standards carefully for details regarding the current rules and regulations users must follow in order to adhere to public health measures and Provincial restrictions. Existing standards will be enforced, and users groups or individuals who do not adhere to these standards may have their rentals and permits cancelled.

Permit holders will continue to be responsible for access to facilities for their spectators as well as active screening, and contact tracing of their spectators while we remain in Step Three.

Please see below the COVID-19 Arena Operating Standards Operating Standards, and any updates regarding Provincial Announcements and/or regulation changes.

Note: all access to our facilities will occur through one entrance point, and all other doors will remain locked. Participants and spectators may arrive as they please, but will only have access via the following entrances:
– PASA: Gate 1 (Gate 2 will be made available as required for accessibility)
– Clearwater: FRONT Doors (facing Wellington)
– Sarnia: SIDE Sliding Doors (facing Wellington)

Dressing Room capacity restrictions have been lifted, so each rental will receive 2 traditional dressing rooms per rental, and with returning to pre-COVID practices, dressing rooms will be available 30 minutes prior to your ice time and for 30 minutes following your ice time.

Please be aware all other health measures remain in place, including the need to wear a mask at all times (including in dressing rooms) other than when on the ice. As well active screening and contact tracing are still required and remain the responsibility of the permit holder.

Requests for ice can be directed to including the requested date, time, and estimated number of participants.
Payment is required at the time of booking online or over the phone.

City of Sarnia COVID-19 Arena Operating Standards

Within current Step Three Provincial Regulations – 10152021


Ontario COVID-19 Safety Plan Template

Also found online at


City of Sarnia Arenas

There are 3 arenas located in the City of Sarnia that offer a wide range of services. They are rented out to local organizations and groups for competitive and recreational play, recreation programming, special events, and for private rentals to citizens. More details can be found below.

Progressive Auto Sales Arena (PASA)

The Progressive Auto Sales Arena (PASA) is a multi-purpose arena located next door to the campus of Lambton College off London Road. It originally opened in September 1998; and features two NHL-sized ice pads – PASA 1 and PASA 2, 43 luxury suites, and an in-house full-service restaurant. Users of this arena include the Sarnia Sting OHL team, Lambton Jr. Sting AAA, the Crash Test Dummies, the Blue Man Group, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Stars on Ice, Motocross and many more. The annual Lambton College Convocation is hosted here annually. Food services and concessions are run individually by businesses.

PASA is located at 1455 London Rd, Sarnia, ON  N7S1P6.

Clearwater Arena (CW)

Clearwater Arena is multi-purpose arena located next door to the YMCA near the corner of Wellington Road and Finch Drive, and was originally built in 1974 and was twinned in 1988 as the first double ice pad in Sarnia. It features two standard sized ice pads – CW Blue and CW Red, one community room, a second-floor county library, and a concession stand.

Clearwater Arena is located at 1400 Wellington St, Sarnia, ON  N7S5R5.

Sarnia Arena (SA)

The Sarnia Arena is a historic arena located in the Downtown area of Sarnia that was built in 1948, and was the first of its kind in the area and has held a special place in the heart of our citizens ever since. It features one standard ice rink – SA, one large community room, and a recently renovated concessions area. Users of this arena include the Sarnia Legionnaires Jr. B team, Skate Sarnia, and many more.

Sarnia Arena is located at 134 Brock St S, Sarnia, ON  N7T2W2.

Large functions that accommodate 1500+ attendees, use arena floors and stands, or other large amenities are considered to be Festivals & Events. Email for more information.