PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, all recreation facilities are shut down, programs are cancelled and sports fields, playgrounds and other outdoor amenities are closed until further notice. Clients will be contacted as soon as possible regarding refunds. Please follow us on Facebook (cityofnanaimolocalgovernment) for the latest developments.
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:
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.
Public Skating Schedule
See what public skating times are available through our online drop-in schedule or view our PDF Public Schedules from our Activity Guide.
Take a moment to view our current Activity Guide.
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.