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Arenas and Ice Pads

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Strap on your skates for a lap around one of our ice pads.

The Town of Essex operates a new state of the art twin-pad arena and two single-pad arenas.

The arenas are used for hockey and figure skating during ice season, and lacrosse, ball hockey, concerts, dances, parties, shows and exhibits during the off-season.

To book a facility, visit the Facility Rentals page.

Essex Centre Sports Complex

60 Fairview Avenue WestLink to virtual tour of Libro Credit Union Rink
Essex, Ontario

The Essex Centre Sports Complex is conveniently located just off Talbot Street South in Essex Centre. Officially opened in January 2010, the twin-pad arena has been in use since September 2009.

The main ice pad, the Libro Credit Union Rink, is an NHL-sized rink with bowl seating for 1,168.

The Shaheen Rink is a practice pad with bleacher seating for 222.

A 210-metre indoor walking track wraps around the Libro Credit Union Rink and is available for public use at no cost. The walking track is accessible and offers a comfortable and safe walking surface.

Other amenities at the complex include 10 dressing rooms, 3 referee rooms, 3 meeting rooms including the Shaheen Community Room, a canteen, and a skate shop. The complex is Wi-Fi accessible.

Harrow and Colchester South Arena

243 McAffee Street
Harrow, Ontario

The Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre is located on McAffee Street, just past the Harrow Fairgrounds.

It is a single-pad arena with 6 dressing rooms and 2 referee rooms.

Other amenities in the facility include a skate shop, concession stand, two meeting rooms, a community room, and the office of the Harrow Early Immigrant Research Society (HEIRS).