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ice surface and seating in Colin Campbell arena

COVID-19 Update - March 21, 2022

Ontario will remove the mandatory masking requirement for most settings on March 21, 2022, including recreation centres. In accordance with this announcement, the Tillsonburg Community Centre will no longer require masks to be worn while inside the facility effective March 21. However, patrons and staff may continue to wear a mask at their own discretion.


About our Arenas

Tillsonburg has three indoor ice surfaces—two large rinks and a practice mini rink—located at the Tillsonburg Community Centre (45 Hardy Ave). There is also an outdoor recreational pad that offers skating in the winter months. To learn more about ice programs and schedules, see the Recreation Guide. 

Recreation Calendar



Indoor Rinks

Kinsmen Memorial Arena

Built in 1949, Kinsmen Memorial Arena features a distinctive Hipel Truss roof design. In 2004, the facility was renovated with new seats, dressing rooms and an ice extension.

Facility highlights:

  • NHL sized ice surface (200' x 85')
  • Spectator seating for 700
  • Heated viewing area
  • Snack bar and lounge
Colin Campbell Community Arena

Built in 1977, Tillsonburg's second arena honours former NHL player and coach Colin Campbell. In 2011, Campbell's son Gregory won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins.

Facility highlights:

  • Ice surface (180' x 80')
  • Heated viewing area
  • 9 dressing rooms
Mini Practice Rink

Added to the Community Centre in 2004, the mini practice rink is ideal for skating development, goalie practice and improving shooting accuracy.

Facility highlights:

  • Ice surface (20' x 35')
  • Open year round
  • Complements twin arenas on site

 Outdoor Rink

J.L. Scott McLean Outdoor Recreation Pad
Opened in 2019, the new 60' x 120' outdoor recreational facility was built by J.L. Scott McLean Legacy Fund and donated to the Town of Tillsonburg.
  • Surface 60' x 120'
  • Open year round: Skating in winter and Basketball in warm weather


Winter Operating Hours

*CLOSED FOR THE SEASON (March 16, 2022)


Odd Calendar Dates = Hockey/Ringette play allowed (i.e. sticks)

Even Calendar Dates = Skating only (i.e. no sticks or gameplay)

Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Weather permitting)


**RED FLAGS mean the rink is closed for maintenance or has unsafe ice conditions. If a red flag is flying, please remain off the ice until the flag has been removed.

Rink Rules

For the enjoyment and of all participants, please respect the following guidelines. The Town of Tillsonburg reserves the right to refuse service to anyone found in violation of these guidelines.

  • Use this ice rink at your own risk
  • This is an unsupervised skating rink, there is no staff supervision at any time
  • Do not use the facility when red flags indicate that recreation pad is closed
  • Smoking and vaping are prohibited
  • All skaters must skate in the same direction during skating-only days (
  • CSA-approved helmets and protective equipment are strongly recommended
  • All persons on the ice must wear skates
  • Profanity and abusive language are not permitted
  • Sticks and pucks/rings are not allowed on 
  • Skate guards are strongly recommended for off ice

 The following is prohibited from ice surface:

  • Smoking and vaping
  • Boots and shoes
  • Food and drink
  • Cell phones and electronic devices
  • Animals
  • Chairs and strollers
  • Carrying children while on ice
  • Body contact or checking
  • Speed or advanced figure skating
  • Slap shots

Call 519-688-3009 to report vandalism or violation of the above rules.





·         Masks are required in the facility except when engaging in sport/physical activity. If you do not have a mask there will be masks available at the East Entrance off of the parking lot