The City of Clarence-Rockland has three arenas for a total of three ice rinks that are available for different associations and our residents.

There are also eight outdoor skating rinks spread out over its territory, in addition to the ice trail at Alain-Potvin Park.

Booking and rental procedures, rates and services may vary. Rental rates can be found in the User Fee By-Law

Clarence Creek Arena

418 Lemay Street, Clarence Creek, ON

The Clarence Creek arena has an ice surface available to associations and residents. From June to August, a concrete surface is available for rent.

Please make your reservations through our online tool.

Take a virtual tour of the Clarence Creek community hall.

Free Public Skating

Starting on October 8, 2022, every Saturday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Closed December 24 & 31, 2022)

Wearing a helmet
Children 10 years old and under must wear a hockey helmet approved by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) on all City of Clarence-Rockland rinks.

CSA approved field hockey helmets:

  • Provide optimal protection against head injuries during ice activities;
  • Are designed to offer protection against multiple impacts from different angles;
  • Are highly recommended for everyone during on-ice activities, regardless of the type of rink.
  • Must wear a hockey helmet with a visor.
Indoor Public Skating Rules

Please respect the rules. They are designed to make the activities fun and safe for all participants:

  • Respect staff at all times;
  • When the whistle sounds, listen to the staff and follow their instructions;
  • Report any accidents or injuries to staff immediately;
  • Only persons on skates are allowed on the ice;
  • Participants must skate at a reasonable and safe speed, in the same direction as other skaters;
  • Field hockey pucks and sticks are not permitted during skating sessions;
  • During skating sessions, children 7 years of age and under must always be accompanied by a responsible person at least 16 years of age. 

It is up to the users of the City of Clarence-Rockland's facilities to determine if they are in good enough shape to participate in physical activities. Anyone who has health problems that affect his or her ability to participate must take the necessary precautions to ensure his or her safety and should be accompanied by an adult who is aware of his or her health condition.

 
The following behaviours are prohibited on the ice. Otherwise, you could be forced out off the ice:

  • Skating with a child in your arms or in a baby carrier;
  • Wearing a headset or using a cell phone or other portable electronic device;
  • Eating or drinking on the ice;
  • Playing rough, figure or speed skating, or participating in group games (e.g. chases or races);
  • Use foul language or inappropriate behaviour;

 

Clarence-Rockland Arena

8710 County Road 17, Rockland, ON

The Clarence-Rockland Arena has an ice surface available to associations and residents. 

Please make your reservations through our online tool.

Free Public Skating

Seniors: Starting on October 5, 2022, every other Wednesday – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Public: Starting on October 8, 2022, every Saturday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Closed December 24 & 31, 2022)
Hockey Development Programs
Programs are set to begin in mid-October. More information, including schedules and registration will be available soon.
Wearing a helmet
Children 10 years old and under must wear a hockey helmet approved by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) on all City of Clarence-Rockland rinks.

CSA approved field hockey helmets:

  • Provide optimal protection against head injuries during ice activities;
  • Are designed to offer protection against multiple impacts from different angles;
  • Are highly recommended for everyone during on-ice activities, regardless of the type of rink.
  • Must wear a hockey helmet with a visor.
Indoor Public Skating Rules
Please respect the rules. They are designed to make the activities fun and safe for all participants:
  • Respect staff at all times;
  • When the whistle sounds, listen to the staff and follow their instructions;
  • Report any accidents or injuries to staff immediately;
  • Only persons on skates are allowed on the ice;
  • Participants must skate at a reasonable and safe speed, in the same direction as other skaters;
  • Field hockey pucks and sticks are not permitted during skating sessions;
  • During skating sessions, children 7 years of age and under must always be accompanied by a responsible person at least 16 years of age. 

It is up to the users of the City of Clarence-Rockland's facilities to determine if they are in good enough shape to participate in physical activities. Anyone who has health problems that affect his or her ability to participate must take the necessary precautions to ensure his or her safety and should be accompanied by an adult who is aware of his or her health condition.

 
The following behaviours are prohibited on the ice. Otherwise, you could be forced out off the ice:

  • Skating with a child in your arms or in a baby carrier;
  • Wearing a headset or using a cell phone or other portable electronic device;
  • Eating or drinking on the ice;
  • Playing rough, figure or speed skating, or participating in group games (e.g. chases or races);
  • Use foul language or inappropriate behaviour;
Photo Gallery: Clarence-Rockland Arena will appear here on the public site.
Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena

1450 Du Parc Avenue, Rockland, ON

Please note that at the moment, the Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena is reserved for vaccination clinics. For information regarding how to get a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit's website.

Outdoor Skating Rinks

In addition to the ice surfaces in our arenas, residents can skate and practice ice sports on the following outdoor rinks:

Don't forget to come and have fun on our icy trails in Alain-Potvin Park at 1245, Docteur Corbeil Boulevard. You can also find out about trail conditions on our Facebook page.

Ice Rental Policy

1.0 Policy Statement

The City of Clarence-Rockland is providing to the community the recreational facilities in order to encourage the residents to be active and to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

2.0 Purpose/Objective

The purpose of this policy is to establish the principles and guidelines for managing the rental of the interior ice rink and slab surfaces that are under the responsibility of the Community Services of the City of Clarence-Rockland.

3.0 Definitions

“Department”, means the Community Services of the City of Clarence-Rockland.

« Contractual users » means a group that rents the municipal installations on a regular and consistent basis.

« Occasional users » means a group that rents the municipal installations sporadically without apparent consistency.

4.0 Scope

This policy applies to all users for the interior ice rink or slab surface under the management of the department.

All users of the Clarence-Rockland arena must respect the policy that is in place by the management of the facility. The management of the facility must respect the following points between September 1st and April 10th for each year:

  • 5.5.1.
  • 5.5.2.
  • 5.5.3.
  • 5.6.1.
  • 5.6.3.
  • 5.6.5.

5.0 Policy Procedures and Guidelines

5.1 Installation

The department is responsible of the management for the following interior ice rinks and slabs surfaces:

  • Clarence Creek Arena – 418 Lemay Clarence Creek
  • Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena – 1450 Avenue du Parc

5.2 Closing of the installations

As mentioned in Section 5.1 the installations will be closed for the following days:

  • December 25th
  • December 26th
  • January 1st

No rental will take place on these days.

5.3 Season

5.3.1 Interior Ice Rink

The season of the interior ice rink will start the first week of the month of September and will end the first week of the month of April.

5.3.2 Slab surfaces

The season of the slab surface respect the following dates:

  • Clarence Creek arena - begin the 3rd week of April and will end the 3rd week of August.
  • Jean-Marc Lalonde Arena - begins January 1st and will end December 31st.

5.4 Rental Requests

5.4.1. Contractual users:

Each request must be done annually including the request for special events (e.g. tournaments, end of the year show, etc.) The contractual users must submit their request in writing before the following dates.

  • Interior ice rinks – April 1st
  • Slab surfaces – March 15th, August 15th

5.4.2. Occasional users:

The occasional users must submit their rental application in writing at least 48 hours prior to the rental date requested. The department reserves the right to refuse a request received less than 48 hours before the requested rental date despite the availability of the facility due to the logistics surrounding a rental.

5.5 Hours of Distribution

5.5.1. Priorities – contractual users

The priority of the rental for the contractual users regular hours and special event hours will be granted as follow:

1- Local minor sports association 2- Local adult league

3- Minor sports association mix (local and exterior)

4- Minor sports association exterior

5- Exterior adult league 6- All other requests

5.5.2. Exceptions – Priorities

The Department reserves the right to change the priority order as mentioned in Item 5.5.1. only if change is considered essential to ensure the effectiveness of the management of the facility.

In addition, the Department reserves the right to give priority to local adult leagues before the local associations of minor sports after 9 p.m.

5.5.3. Priority – Occasional users

The priority of the rental will be granted based on "first come first served".

5.5.4. Hours confirmation

5.5.4.1. Contractual users:

The Department will confirm the attribution of the hours to all contractual users on the dates indicated below:

  • Interior ice rinks – May 15th
  • Slab surfaces – April 15th, September 15th
5.5.3.2. Occasional users:

The Department will confirm the allocated hours as soon as possible following receipt of the request.

5.5.4. Return/Cancellation of hours

5.5.4.1. Contractual users:

The contractual users will have until the date mentioned below in order to return previously allocated hours for the regular season. All hours allotted and not returned by these dates will be invoiced.

The hours reserved for special activities can be returned as follows:

  • 100% of the hours can be returned up to 30 working days (6 weeks) before the activity
  • No more than 25% of the hours can be returned within 15 working days (3 weeks) before the activity
  • No return time will be accepted if they are returned within 15 working days (3 weeks) of the activity

All allocated and non-returned hours that do not comply with the terms and conditions above will be charged.

Exception: Tournaments taking place during the months of September, October and November can return 100% of the hours up to 15 business days (3 weeks) before the activity.

5.6 Rental Fees

5.6.1. Principles of the rental of fees interior ice rink:

5.6.1.1. Rental hour:

Within the one (1) rental hour, the last ten (10) minutes will be used to clean the ice surface.

5.6.1.2. Last minute rental:

The rental rates of last minute indicated in Schedule A will apply on all rental requests that respects the following criterias:

  • The request must be within a delay of less than ten (10) business days from the rental date requested
  • The request is not constant
  • The request is occasional
5.6.1.3. Exceptions - Holidays

The last minute rate will apply at all times during the March break and Christmas holidays with respect to the calendar year of the school board.

5.6.2. Principals of the rental fees of the slab surface

5.6.2.1. Hourly rental:

One rental hour of the slab surface represents one full hour of activity.

5.6.2.2. Special Events:

The daily rental rate for the slab surface for a special event includes a day of installation before the activity and a day of dismantling after the date(s) of the activity. All additional hours for installation or dismantling will be charged at the rate shown in Schedule A. The Department reserves the right to charge additional fees for any extra cleaning or extra employees if necessary.

5.6.3. Prime rate vs non-prime rate

The prime and non-prime rates mentioned in Schedule A will apply to all reservations that will be held during the following hours:

Prime

  • Monday to Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Non-Prime

  • Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Any tournament hours (minimum of 8 hours) used after the march break.

5.6.4 Payment

5.6.4.1 Contractual Users

The contractual users will receive an invoice at the end of each month. They will have 30 days in order to pay the invoice. All invoices must be paid before issuing a new contract.

Any late payments will be processed according to municipal policies.

5.6.4.2. Occasional users:

The occasional users will receive an invoice before the rental date. The payment must be received before the rental date otherwise the Department reserves the right to cancel the rental. All invoices must be paid before another contract is issued.

5.6.5. Current Period

The rental rates are effective for the periods mentioned below:

  • Interior ice rink – September 1st to April 10th
  • Slab rental – September 1st to August 31st

5.7 Conflicts

Any conflict that may arise relating to the rental of the interior ice rink or slab surface will be resolved by the Department Director.

The Director’s decision may be appealed by presenting a request in writing to the Chief Administrative Officer, Clerk and as a last resort submit a request in writing or by presenting in person to Municipal Council.

The City of Clarence-Rockland has the right to cancel all rentals under false representation and/ or following erroneous information.