IMPORTANT: Staff are accepting ice requests up to December 23, 2022, only.

Arena Hours of Operation

City Arenas & RinksHours of Operation
Progressive Auto Sales Arena (PASA)

Rink 1
Rink 2
Monday – Sunday
7:00 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Clearwater Arena (CW)

Blue Rink
Red Rink
Monday – Sunday
7:00 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Pat Stapleton Arena (PT)
(Formerly Sarnia Arena, SA)

Main Rink
Monday – Friday
3:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
7:00 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Public Skating

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Ice Rental Terms & Conditions

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.

Permits must be signed and 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; 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.

2022 Ice Rental Pricing

All fees listed below apply to all arenas equally and are subject to an additional insurance fee.

A subsidy/discount of 25% is applied to rentals for Council Approved Youth Groups only.

Facility FeeFee AppliesPrice
(Per Hour)
PrimeMonday – Friday
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$252.90 +HST
Non-Prime – Regular Season (Winter)Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

January – March,
September – December
$84.60 +HST
Non-Prime – Off-Season (Summer)Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

April – August
$151.74 +HST
Late NightDaily
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
$176.81 +HST
Floor RentalSummer Months
All Hours
$94.00 +HST
*Liability Insurance FeeSee below

Insurance Information & Fees

All Permit Holders must obtain general liability insurance either via the City of Sarnia’s external User Group Program OR via a “Liability Insurance Policy” with an insurance company of their choice.

The “Liability Insurance Policy” must be in an amount of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) covering each occurrence within the rental permit. Proof of the Liability Insurance Policy must be submitted as a Certificate of Insurance (COI) and shall: (a) be placed with a reputable insurer which is licensed to carry on business in Ontario and which is acceptable to the City; (b) include as an additional insured “The Corporation of the City of Sarnia” and its representatives and employees; (c) include bodily injury, property damage, and personal liability coverage; (d) contain a separation of insureds and cross-liability clause; (e) provide that it will not be cancelled or materially altered without at least sixty (60) days prior written notice to the City delivered to the Community Services Division.

 

User Group Program Fees
The below is simply a reference tool for one-off rentals, prices may vary.

  • Child’s Birthday
    • Includes – Children’s Birthday Parties
    • Fee – $4.40 (per hour)
  • Adult Pick-Up Hockey
    • Includes – Adult Non-Contact Pick-Up Hockey for occasional use.
    • Fee (per team) – $7.35 (per hour)
  • Other Skating
    • Includes – Figure Skating, Minor Non-Contact Pick-Up Hockey, Recreational Skating.
    • Fee (1-50 people) – $1.91 (per hour)
    • Fee (51-100 people) – $4.85 (per hour)

*These fees are NOT determined by the City and are outlined by the User Group Policy provided to the City by the insurance company. Seasonal rates can be provided per request.

City of Sarnia Arena Information

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.

Pat Stapleton Arena (PA) (Formerly Sarnia Arena, SA)

The Pat Stapleton Arena (Formerly 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 – PA, 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.

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