Lions Park Arena and Auditorium

Brantford is in Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen and therefore Lions Park Arena is closed until at least January 26, 2022. Visit Brantford’s programs and services updates page to learn what’s open and closed as well as how city services are affected.

There are several groups that provide hockey and skating program at Lions Park Arena:

Arena hours

We are open from October to the end of March.

  • Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Rental information

We have an arena and auditorium available for rent. 

Arena rental

We have a fully accessible arena available for rent from October to the end of March with the following amenities:

  • 54m by 26m
  • two snack bars
  • six dressing rooms
  • seats 289 people
  • free parking
  • liquor licence

Arena rental rates

Learn more about arena rental rates on the following chart.

Ice rental rates
Rental typeNon-prime ratesPrime time rates
Adult (18 and over) $169.76 per hour $261.17 per hour
Minor (17 and under) $112.85 per hour $173.61 per hour

Non-prime time hours

  • Weekend non-prime time rates are in effect Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Prime time hours

  • Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

How to book arena/floor

To book the arena/floor please fill out the Arena Application. 

Please note that this application is a request only and does not guarantee a permit will be issued or availability. You must complete one application per tournament.

Tournament schedules are required at least seven (7) days prior to the start of the tournament. Game/Practice requests will be processed following the tournament bookings being entered into the booking system.

Tournament applications for spring/summer must be submitted by January 15 and winter must be submitted by July 15.

All other arena applications for spring/summer season must be submitted by February 15 and winter season must be submitted by August 15.

Arena Application (arena/floor)

For further questions or assistance please email We do not take ice bookings over the phone.

Auditorium rental

Our auditorium has a permanent liquor license and we run the bar. You cannot bring your own alcohol. For more information view the Municipal Alcohol Policy . It has the following amenities:

  • air conditioned
  • banquet seating capacity of 274 people
  • kitchen
  • liquor licensed

Auditorium rental rates

It costs $40/hour for a minimum of two hours for non-alcohol events and a minimum of nine hours for an alcohol event. Insurance needs to be provided or purchased from the City.

Virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of the auditorium.

How to book auditorium

Payment is due when you book and you must provide a Certificate of Insurance or purchase insurance from the City. To book the auditorium please email us.