Haldimand County is home to arenas in Caledonia (twin pad), Cayuga, Dunnville and Hagersville, offering Junior B and C hockey, minor hockey, figure skating, ringette, curling and ball hockey/lacrosse seasonally, and also available for private rentals.
Haldimand County’s four Arenas
In order to support public health and the associated best practices for sports and recreation associations, staff have developed the Arena Opening Protocols and Frequently-Asked Questions to maximize the safety of participants and staff in the facility. Please review the above document fully, some of the key points include:
- Anyone accessing the Arena must enter through the front doors and be screened. No one is allowed to enter through other access doors/emergency exits;
- Masks must be worn at all times throughout the facility—including children under the age of ten (10)—with the exception of while participants are on the ice;
- This requirement goes beyond Haldimand County’s Face Covering By-law given the number of individuals in the facility at one time—including vulnerable populations—and the challenges to social distancing; and,
- All participants will be screened for the purpose of contact tracing, this information will be kept for 30 days and then destroyed.
Haldimand County has instituted these measures and limitations to ensure the health and safety of all Arena users—skaters, coaches/trainers, volunteers, walkers, parents/guardians, concession operators and facility staff. Everyone’s cooperation and compliance is appreciated.
Failure to follow the directional arrows, signage or instructions of on-site staff could result in immediate expulsion from the facility.
If you have any further questions, please email email@example.com or call 905-318-5932, ext. 6503.
*Please note all guidelines will be reviewed and revised as necessary*
Frequently-Asked Questions – Arenas
How many people are allowed in arenas as of October 1?
Depending on current public health and sports association guidelines, up to forty (40) participants—this number includes coaches, refs, trainers, etc.—will be allowed on the ice and one (1) parent/guardian in the stands or on the walking track. (Spectators are not allowed at this time.) A maximum of fifteen (15) users will be allowed on the Walking Tracks in those Arenas which have one.
What screening and safety protocols are in place?
Everyone coming to the Arena must enter through the front doors and be screened, either by the Permit Holder or County staff. No one is allowed to enter through other access doors/emergency doors.
Masks must be worn at all times in all areas of the facility—including children under the age of ten (10)—with the exception of while participants are on the ice (mask off/helmet on; helmet off/mask on).
This requirement goes beyond the County’s Face Covering By-law because of the number of individuals in the facility at one time and the challenges to social distancing.
Parents/guardians who want to consumer food/drink may do so, and may remove their mask for this purpose. However, they must remain socially distanced while eating/drinking and, once finished, put on their mask.
How long before my rental starts can I come into the arena?
Participants—including parents/guardians—can enter the Arena no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled rental time and must leave within 15 minutes after the rental. No changing into/out of uniforms or clothing is allowed. No in-and-out privileges.
Are change/dressing rooms available?
At this time change/dressing rooms are only available for youth and adult goalies. Other participants must arrive at the Arena wearing their equipment, with the exception of skates, helmets, sticks and/or pads.
Can participants/parents/guardians bring equipment bags into the arena
Participants may bring one bag (only large enough to hold items such as helmet, skates, mouth guards, tape, epi-pens, inhalers, juice for diabetics, keys; not for clothing or additional equipment)
Equipment bags will not be allowed into the facility, with the exception of goalies.
Coaches/trainers will be allowed one bag for supplies for the team.
Will the rental time groups book this year impact future rentals? For example, if our group chooses not to book ice time this year, or as much time as we historically have, will our future rentals be impacted?
The County recognizes this year is unlike any other, and any ice rentals—more, less or not at all—will have no bearing on future rentals for the groups in terms of historical precedent.
Are walking tracks open?
Yes; Walking Tracks will be open daily as follows: 9:00-11:00 a.m.; 2:00-4:00 p.m.; 7:00-9:00 p.m. Walkers will be screened by County staff upon entry into the facility and must provide their contact information, which will be kept for 30 days (for contact tracing) and then destroyed. Masks must be worn at all times in the facility and while using the Walking Tracks, and no running or dry-land training is allowed at this time. If necessary, walkers may use the seating identified for public use, ensuring they socially distance (6 ft./2m) and wear a mask.
Registrations for free Public Skates, Preschool Skates and Adult Skate are now available using the County’s online registration system (click button below) or by calling the County’s customer service representatives at 905-318-5932. Walk-in registrations will only be considered if space is available. Registration will open on Mondays, one week before the start of each month.
Walking Tracks will be open daily as follows: 9:00 – 11:00am; 2:00 – 4:00pm; 7:00 – 9:00pm. A maximum of 15 walkers will be allowed on the Walking Track at one time, and access will be provided on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Digital Sign Advertising – Community Groups may be eligible to have their events listed on digital signs located at Caledonia, Cayuga and Dunnville arenas. Apply by filling in the request form.
Haldimand County Caledonia Centre
100 Haddington Street
Canada, N3W 2N4
(905) 318-5932, ext. 6514
Haldimand County Caledonia Centre Features:
- Two NHL size ice pads:
- The Clark Rink has seating for 1500
- The Almas Rink has seating for 300
- Indoor walking track
- Remax Room
- Concession stand
- Wheelchair accessibility
Cayuga Memorial Arena
55 Thorburn Street South
Canada, N0A 1E0
Cayuga Memorial Arena Features:
- An NHL size ice pad with seating for 474
- An elevated walking track
- An upper-level meeting/common viewing room with kitchen
- Ground floor concession
- Wheelchair accessibility
Dunnville Memorial Arena
275 Ramsey Drive
Canada, N1A 0A7
36 Sherring Street North
Hagersville, Ontario, Canada
Hagersville Arena Features:
- A single ice pad with heated spectator seating
- The Almas Room suitable for meetings and small gatherings
- Wheelchair accessibility