There is a lot happening within the walls of our arenas! We offer public skating opportunities, host community events and have our very own RecSkate learn-to-skate program. Join us and find out how much fun can be found in Nanaimo's arenas. Programs and events held at:

Please note that Provincial Health Restrictions require that participants 12 years and over show Proof of Vaccination in order to participate in arena programs and drop-in sessions. In addition, if participant is 18 years and older, government-issued photo ID is also required to accompany the Proof of Vaccination.

Nanaimo Ice Centre

The Nanaimo Ice Centre is located at 750 Third Street and features two NHL-size ice rinks. 

Frank Crane Arena

Located centrally in Nanaimo within the Beban Park complex you will find Frank Crane Arena. This arena is fully accessible and can seat up to 2,400+. 

Cliff McNabb Arena

Cliff McNabb Arena is located within the Beban Park complex in central Nanaimo. The NHL ice surface is used by various sport groups throughout the year.  

Other City of Nanaimo facilities and parks

Visit the Nanaimo Facilities Search for information on City facilities.
Visit the Nanaimo Parks Search for information on City parks.


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Last updated: December 30, 2021

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