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ice surface and seating in Colin Campbell arena

COVID-19 Operational Update - January 4, 2022

Ontario will return to the modified version of Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen effective Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. for at least 21 days (until January 26, 2022), subject to trends in public health and health system indicators.

As required by the Province of Ontario, the Town of Tillsonburg will close all indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities at the Tillsonburg Community Centre--including the arenas--during this period. The outdoor recreation pad will remain open with restrictions.

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

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.