Pete Knight Memorial Arena

Located at 920 Mountain Ave, the Pete Knight Memorial Arena has one sheet of indoor ice that operates from late Sept. to March. Outside, there is one sheet of ice located at the west side of the arena, weather dependent. During off-ice season, the Pete Knight Memorial Arena has floor and meeting space available for rental.

Rules and Regulations

Rates

The Pete Knight Memorial Arena has ice, floor and meeting space available for rent throughout the year. For ice or floor availability, contact the Pete Knight Memorial arena manager.

The Lions Loft and Ag Meeting room can be booked through the Town Administration office.   

Arena Advertising

Interested in sponsoring the Pete Knight Memorial Arena? Companies, clubs and groups are welcome to advertise within the arena. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to promote your product or service, please review and submit the arena advertising information form. This form contains the rates and information required to start the process.  

Thank you to our past sponsors:

 The Pete Knight Memorial Arena is proud home to the following clubs:

The arena re-opened Sept. 1. with guidelines for its safe use.

When developing a plan to re-open the Pete Knight Memorial Arena, Town staff had to consider a number of things:

1)      Alberta Health Services (AHS) rules regarding COVID-19 and stopping the spread, which we must enforce;

2)    The guidelines each user group and its parent organization must follow; and

3)    The safety of our users, staff and the community.

Town staff sought the advice of AHS and a health inspector to determine how to navigate the rules it has in place. Staff also met with the presidents of the main user groups to review the re-opening plan and agreed on moving forward with the current measures, while reviewing and adjusting them as we progress through the season.

The Town wants as many organizations and groups as possible to use the arena. The governing body/parent organization for the various groups have their own requirements and plans in place. For this reason, we must put in place a re-opening plan which ensures it can be applicable to everyone. To have one group following more stringent rules, while others don’t or aren’t required to, would not be fair to all users.

Keeping our staff and the broader community safe has been our primary goal since the start of this pandemic. The arena does not have larger public spaces and access to the bleacher area is restricted as a result of the facility design. While it may seem excessive to restrict access to the facility by allowing only one parent per child, this was put in place so physical distancing can be maintained given the small public spaces.

Youth using the dressing rooms will also be required to practice physical distancing and this could mean the first row of bleachers may need to be used as a dressing area. Allowing spectators into the bleachers at the same time is not something we feel can be safely done. Maintaining physical distancing, concerns with the flow of people in and out of the bleacher area, ensuring surface areas are disinfected properly and frequently and providing a safe facility for everyone – user groups, staff and the community - guided that decision.

We understand this may require parents to come up with some creative ways to ensure they can provide their children with access to a sport, like hockey or figure skating; however, the safety of all is what must be paramount for the Town.

Ultimately, the re-opening plan currently in place is a living document and changes will be made to it as the situation evolves. Certain measures may be relaxed after the season begins and we see how the plan works (e.g. disinfection of common touchpoints, flow of people, physical distancing, etc.) We ask for your continued patience – we are all in this together.  

Email the Pete Knight Memorial arena manager for available ice times, arena rates and bookings.