Gale Centre – Planned Shutdown

The Gale Centre will be closed for ice rentals from Monday, June 12th – Monday, July 10th.  The City of Niagara Falls has been planning these capital repairs for a year and a half.  The Gale Centre has been open since June 2010, operating ice year-round since that time.  With a facility as large and well used as the Gale Centre, these capital repairs are an important part of asset management planning.

The project consists of:

  • Cooling Tower replacement – main component of the ice making process as well as the buildings HVAC system.
  • Compressor #2 replacement – also a key component of the ice making and refrigeration process.
  • Smart Hub installation – ice rink computer control system that helps control and track ice quality, energy usage and identify operational inefficiencies.ct

We will continue to be open for dry floor rentals, room rentals and for those looking to use the walking track.

For those looking to rent ice during this time, there are other municipalities in the Region that operate summer ice.  Here are the contacts:

City of St. Catharines – [email protected]

Town of Pelham – Halee Braun, [email protected]

City of Port Colborne –


Hours of operation 

7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days per week unless a paid event is schedule in rink #1.  Most Thursday and Friday evenings are booked for paid Junior hockey games and the track will be unavailable.

Upcoming Paid Events (Track Closed)

Saturday, May 20 - ALL DAY


The City of Niagara Falls arena facilities offer professional-quality ice surfaces for sports and events. We have two arenas providing a total of five ice surfaces in Niagara Falls. The Gale Centre has four pads of ice available for booking along with various meeting rooms (Seating and Floor Plan) and a library vending machine.

Chippawa Willoughby Memorial Arena has a single surface and is open throughout the fall and winter (unless otherwise posted).

Gale Centre (4 Pad)

5152 Thorold Stone Rd
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 0A2
905-356-7521 ext 5601

Gale Centre Links

Chippawa Willoughby Memorial Arena

9000 Sodom Road
Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 6S6

Chippawa Willoughby Memorial Arena Links

RZone Policy and Incident Reports

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The City of Niagara Falls has a policy in place for all of our facilities regarding the enforcement of vandalism, abuse, harassment and more. You can view the policy, brochure and incident report on the Niagara Falls RZone page.

For ice rental information and inquiries, visit our Ice Bookings page.