Summer Ice Coming to Huntsville’s Canada Summit Centre

The Town of Huntsville is pleased to announce that Summer Ice will be coming to the Canada Summit Centre this year, with ice rentals available for the Don Lough Arena starting at the end of June. At last night’s meeting, Town Council approved this increased service offering in order to maximize usage of the Don Lough Arena and provide a local venue where ice sports can be played and practiced throughout the year, not only in the winter.

“Ice sports are an integral part of our culture in Huntsville and the Town wants to create a local venue where these activities can be enjoyed all year long. We are fortunate to have amazing facilities at the Canada Summit Centre and want to take full advantage of them to benefit our residents.”

Simone Babineau, Director of Community Services at the Town of Huntsville

Starting June 28, 2024, the Don Lough Arena will be open seven days a week for ice rentals from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (closed statutory holidays). The Summit Centre offers reduced adult summer ice rental rates. There has already been an enthusiastic response from local community groups and the public.

Given the size and scope of the Summer Ice project the community was engaged for feedback while it was under consideration. All user groups were consulted, as well as residents, through a public survey on Summer Ice is good news for the community.

“We are excited about the opportunity to diversify our summer programming with year-round ice. Community feedback from our summer ice survey will be used to inform programming moving forward.”

Jacqueline Surette, Manager of Recreation, Culture and Heritage for the Town of Huntsville

Town staff are using the survey results to develop summer ice programming and will launch the new schedule in the 2024 Summer Art, Culture and Recreation Guide, coming out this June.  For organizations looking to support community programming, new programming also provides new opportunities for sponsorships.  Anyone interested is asked to contact

Summer ice also gives new opportunities for community members to book ice rental time for private and corporate bookings such as: kids skating development, hockey skills and drills, corporate team building, birthday parties, and family reunions.

Ice Rental Booking Information

Please contact the Canada Summit Centre Sales Team for more information at: 

To check ice rental availability in real time, please visit

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