The Bracebridge Memorial Arena was constructed in 1949 replacing the Yearley's rink that burned in 1944. An important recreation facility for the community, it is host to a number of activities including: ice hockey, figure skating, public skating, recreation programs and special events.
In January 1952, the facility showcased to two teams consisting of retired National Hockey League players competing for the first time making it the start of NHL Oldtimers' Hockey and the filming of the first hockey game played in Canada to be seen on network television.
The facility consists of an indoor ice surface and summer dry floor surface, concession operation, meeting room, community hall with a kitchen and bar area. It has a seating capacity of 1,200 people with a total spectator capacity of 1,400 people, is partially wheelchair accessible with two sets of washrooms, ample parking and is adjacent to the skateboard park.
For more information on the Bracebridge Memorial Arena, visit the Facility Rentals and Locations page. Please check the schedules below for a list of sponsored skate times.
Public Skating is now finished for the season.