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Arena Update

The Thorold Community Arena is accepting ice rentals bookings. To book a facility please contact or visit our Booking Portal to Book Online. 

Please continue to review this page for updates

Community Skating Schedule

NOTICE: Screening will be in effect for the foreseeable future with staff positioned at access points to verify regulation compliance. Those failing to meet provincial requirements will not be permitted access to the facility.

 Arena Guidelines
  1. Organizations must provide a COVID-19 Safety Plan if programs do not conform to Arena Guidelines.
  2. No more than 50 participants are permitted on the ice at any time, unless otherwise discussed with Arena Management.
  3. All guests entering the Arena must wear a mask. Exemptions include:
    • Children under the age of two
    • Individuals with a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a mask
    • Individuals unable to put on or remove your face mask without help from someone else
    • Indidviuals requiring accommodation according to AODA or the Human Rights Code
    • Indiviudals engaging in Athletic Activity
  4. Arena guests accessing the Doherty Arena must screen, enter and exit through the main Arena entrance adjacent to Ormond Street.
  5. Arena guests accessing the Whyte Arena must screen, enter and exit through the entrance accessible from the parking lot bordering Front Street North and St. David Street East.
  6. Arena guests must screen in with Arena staff OR security prior to entering the facility. See VACCINE CERTIFICATE PROTOCOLS for additional information.
  7. Arena guests may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to scheduled program and must exit the facility no later than 30 minutes after scheduled program unless otherwise discussed with Arena staff. 
  8. Food and drink are permitted in the Arena when seated or in a designated specator area. 
  9. Spectators must follow signage and directional stickers to ensure social distancing.
  10. It is strongly encouraged that voice amplifying devices are used where possible to avoid yelling.
  11. Participants should label belongings to avoid cross contamination.
  12. Participants should take measures to avoid close contact where possible. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Minimizing time spent in changerooms and transition areas
    • Playing non-contact hockey
    • Spending no more than 15 minutes on a bench at any given time
  13. Available showers will be limited to ensure social distancing can occur.
  14. We recommend that spectators sit/ stand 2 meters apart.
 Vaccine Certificate Protocols

What do I need to bring when I come to the Arena?

  1. Participants 18 and older:
    • Personal Identification
    • Proof of Double Vaccine
  2. Spectators 12 and older:
    • Personal Identification
    • Proof of Double Vaccine
  3. Particpants/ Spectators Under 12:
    • Personal Identification
  4. Participants 12 to 17:
    • Personal Identfication

Accepted Proof of Vaccinations

  1. An Ontario vaccination receipt from a vaccine clinic, OR
  2. A vaccination receipt signed by an Indigenous Health Provider, OR
  3. An Ontario Ministry of Health vaccination receipt received by email, OR
  4. A downloaded vaccination receipt from Ontario's provincial booking portal, OR
  5. A vaccination receipt from another jurisdiction that shows the holder is fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Accepted Identification

  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship card
  • Driver's licence 
  • Government issued identification card, including health card
  • Indian Status Card/ Indigenous Membership Card
  • Permanant Resident Card


  • Individuals may provide a written document, completed and supplied by a physician or registered nurse showing proof of medical reason for not being fully vaccinated. Medical notes must provide the time-period for which the exemption is applicable.
  • Organizations may complete a "Vaccine Certificate Exemption Form" for coaches,volunteers and officials not required to provide proof of double vaccination. Forms must be submitted 72 hours in advance.

Helpful Links and Documents

Arena COVID-19 Guidelines

Arena Vaccine Certificate Protocols

Arena Screening Questionaire

Vaccine Certificate Exemption Form: Officials, Coaches and Volunteers

Arena Contact Tracing Form

Arena Address:

70 Front Street North

Thorold, ON

L2V 1X6


Contact Us

© 2018 The Corporation of the City of Thorold, 3540 Schmon Parkway, PO Box 1044, Thorold ON, L2V 4A7

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

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