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For updates on current COVID-19 restrictions and potential closures, please visit our COVID-19 page here.

COVID-19 Revised Arena Operating Standards:

Our COVID-19 Arena Operating Standards have been updated to reflect our shortened regular ice season, and tightened measures and will be sent to Lambton Public Health for review prior to implementation on March 1st.

The standards reflect each of the Zones of Public Health Measures in terms of capacity, allowing us to adapt with any changing scenarios, and we will be adhering to our plans for no spectators or anyone not participating in ice sessions in our Arenas during this four-week time period, as supported by many of our Major ice users in order to mitigate risks and stay focused on program delivery for our kids.

The complete “City of Sarnia COVID-19 Arena Operating Standards” document, including maps of the layout of each Arena will be shared with every ice user group. Our ice user groups will then share the information with each of their participants prior to ice use and the document is attached for reference below.

We will continue to monitor any provincial direction and adapt our standards and operations to reflect any changes within the COVID-19 Framework as necessary.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in adhering to our operating standards so we can continue to operate our Arenas in a safe and efficient manner which allows users and community members to continue to engage in their on ice activities.

Returning to Play:
All arena participants are still required to adhere to physical distancing
guidelines, avoid prolonged and deliberate physical contact, and follow the
“return to play” protocols of their governing sport organizations.

The dressing rooms are open for users, however, the shower facilities will
remain closed. Additional social distancing signage and floor decals will be
installed prior to opening to ensure clarity for visitors and users alike in
terms of safe locations to wait or watch.

Community rooms will not be available for use until further notice.

Regular Season Ice (January-March / September-December):

Prime (Monday-Friday, 5pm-10pm & All Day Saturday/Sunday)
= $245.53+tax per hour
Non-Prime (Monday-Friday, 6:30am-5pm)
= $82.14+tax per hour

Off Season Ice (April-August):

Prime (Monday-Friday, 5pm-10pm & All Day Saturday/Sunday)
= $235.75+tax per hour
Non-Prime (Monday-Friday, 6:30am-5pm)
= $141.45+tax per hour

Late Night (All Year, 10pm-Midnight)
= 171.66+tax per hour

Insurance is required on all ice rentals – amounts vary depending on number of attendees.

25% subsidy applied to rentals for Council Approved Youth Groups

For all inquiries regarding ice and hall rentals, please contact Parks & Recreation at 519-332-0330 Ext. 3201 or

Arena – Festivals and Special Events

Any large function catering to 1500+ attendees using the arena floors, stands, etc. is considered a Festival or Special Event.
Pricing varies per arena, and depends on the type of event. If you’re interested in booking a Festival or Special Event please contact:
519-332-0330 Ext 3201 or