Vankleek Hill Arena

Picture of the arena and the ice

Important | The Vankleek Hill reception hall and arena will be closed from August 2022 to August 2023 for renovation including the replacement of the ice rink surface, made possible through grant funding. The arena will be ready for the 2023-/2024 season.

Rehabilitation of the Vankleek Hill Arena

Update on 2023-01-18
Phase 1 (Replacement of the slab) of the Vankleek Hill Arena rehabilitation is on schedule and completion is due March 31, 2023. 220 cubic meters of cement was being poured on January 16, and once cured (14 days or so), the boards and glass will be installed.

 Brief Summary and Timeframe

In February 2022, two major capital fundings for its aging arena in Vankleek Hill were announced to the Township of Champlain.  At 45 years old, the arena slab is beyond its lifespan and needs to be replaced. This will ensure its ongoing availability to the many local ice user groups, and will avoid the added costs of emergency replacement. Furthermore, the capital funding received will also allow for other important upgrades to be made to our beloved arena that will further make for a more inclusive, healthy and safe environment for everyone. All groups that use the arena were notified quickly of this great news and relocated to other facilities.


The Vankleek Hill Community Centre closed on the last day of ice on March 31, 2022. The anticipated completion date is August 2023.  

  • Phase 1: June 2022 to March 31, 2023
  • Phase 2: September 2022 to August 2023
 Phase 1

The Vankleek Hill Community’s arena construction (phase 1) is well underway and is on schedule, resulting in a brand new slab and energy efficient upgrades that will result in gas, hydro and greenhouse gas savings (GHG). The ice slab project includes:

  • Removal and replacement of the concrete slab.

  • New dasher boards and netting

  • New, higher and safe glass

  • Upgrades to scoring booth and players benches

  • New sports flooring around the rink

  • New gate lift for ice resurfacer

  • Additional overhead bleacher heaters

 Phase 2

Other projects planned for 2023 include (phase 2):  

  • Upgrades to lobby washrooms

  • Upgrades to lobby flooring and furnishings

  • New automatic doors at front entrance

  • Address structural, mechanical and electrical deficiencies

  • Accessibility upgrades

  • Replacement of existing fire alarm and panel system

  • Additional smoke and heat detectors

  • New emergency lighting

  • Ventilation upgrades

  • New CO monitoring system

  • New exterior facade improvements (provisional)

  • New rink area storage rooms (provisional)

On this page

  1. Facility
  2. Public skating and pick-up hockey schedule
  3. Ice rental fees
  4. Junior C Cougars
  5. Eastern Prescott Russell Minor Hockey Association
  6. Canteen
  7. Location

 Facility Description

The Vankleek Hill Arena offers ice time for numerous activities including hockey, broomball, skating lessons and public skating. This facility is also available for corporate events, conventions, trade shows, receptions and parties.

  • Ice surface 185' x 85'
  • Available September through April
  • Six dressing rooms with washrooms and showers
  • Seating for 476 spectators
  • Lobby with canteen and small boardroom overlooking the ice surface.
  • Newly renovated reception hall complete with a bar, audio visual equipment and a commercial kitchen
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking

FREE Public Skating and Pick-Up Hockey Schedule

Vankleek Hill Arena will be closed for the 2022/2023 season. 

Individuals of 12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times.

Rental Fees

General Public

Rental Fees for General Public
Type of Rental Fees[1]
Prime time (weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all days weekends) $189.00
Non-prime time (weekdays before 5:00 p.m.) $120.00
Drop-in last minute ((must call arena the day of to verify availability) $71.00
Holidays (Township reserves the right to refuse request) $243.00
Party on ice (include hall rental and insurance) $142.00
 EPRMHA, Cougars, VKH Skating Club, VKH Rockets
Rental Fees for Champlain Associations
Type of Rental Fees[1]
Prime time (weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all days weekends) $128.00
Non-prime time (weekdays before 5:00 p.m.) $120.00
Minor Hockey
Rental Fees for Other Minor Hockey Association
Type of Rental Fees[1]
Prime time (weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all days weekends) $189.00
Non-prime time (weekdays before 5:00 p.m.) $120.00
Rental Fees for Schools
Type of Rental Fees[1]
High schools $92.00
Elementary schools $71.00
Rental Fees for Tournament
Type of Rental Fees[1]
Kids tournament $138.00
Adult recreational tournament $199.00
 Summer Slab
Rental Fees for the Slab
Type of Rental Fees[1]
Adult - Prime time (weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all days weekends) $71.00
Adult - Non-prime time (weekdays before 5:00 p.m.) $61.00
Kids - Prime time (weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all days weekends) $61.00
Kids - Non-prime time (weekdays before 5:00 p.m.) $51.00
Tradeshows (12 hours) $751.00
Set-up after business hours $140.00

[1]  Taxes not included. Prices are given for information purposes. If there are differences between the rates given on the website and in the User Fees document adopted by Council, the User Fees document shall be taken as correct.

Home of the Junior C Cougars

The Cougars is playing in the National Capital Junior Hockey League (NCJHL). The NCJHL  has been in existence since 1969 and boasts a long history of very competitive hockey. Visit their website or facebook page for more information and for their schedule.
Website iconCougars Website Facebook iconCougars Facebook Page

Eastern Prescott Russell Minor Hockey Association

The Eastern Prescott Russell Minor Hockey Association (EPRMHA) is developing hockey skills, friendships, sportsmanship, teamwork, & many more lifelong skills. Visit their website or facebook page for more information and for their schedule.
Website iconEPRMHA Website Facebook iconEPRMHA Facebook Page


Vankleek Hill Arena Canteen is open from October 1 to April 1.

Business Hours
Day Schedule
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday (Cougars game night) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday (No Cougars game) 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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