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Schools, Gymnasiums and Fields

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The City of Yellowknife oversees the rental of classrooms, gymnasiums and fields at local schools during evenings and weekends.  User groups must sign a "use permit" prior to the rental, which outlines the provisions for supervision, insurance and security, use of equipment and damage. 

Please review the Rules and Guidelines for renting classroom space, gymnasiums and fields:

 Rental Rules and Guidelines

 

Please adhere to the following 13 rules when renting classroom space, gymnasiums or fields.

  • A security deposit of $50 for the school key(s) is required at the time of booking.
  • No smoking, pets, helium balloons, food or drinks are permitted inside schools.  Food and drinks are allowed only with advance approval.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on school property.
  • Indoor, non-marking, soft-soled shoes must be worn in gymnasiums.
  • 48 hours' notice is required to receive a refund for cancellation (in writing) of rental booking.
  • User groups are responsible for anyone entering the facility during their rental time.
  • School premises must be vacated within 15 minutes following the rental period.
  • Equipment is not included with the rental.
  • User groups are responsible for any damage incurred during their rental.
  • Schools cannot be rented by businesses.
  • For-profit programs and functions are not permitted.  Fees can only be charged to offset costs associated with the rental, function or program.
  • The following functions are NOT permitted in schools: bingos, fundraising events, commercial events, banquets and dances. 
  • The following sports and equipment are NOT permitted in schools: lacrosse, softball, baseball, football, skateboarding, scooters, rollerblades. 

Rental Fees

The rental rates, availability, and restrictions for schools, gymnasiums and fields vary depending on the venue.  Current rates can be viewed below.  Visit our Availability and Bookings page for more details.

*Due to Covid-19 Guidelines, gymnasium and school rental availability is limited for the 2020/2021 season.

Classrooms

Classrooms & Multiplex PSAV Room Fees
Classrooms & Multiplex PSAV RoomFees (per hour) effective September 1, 2020
Youth $12.50
Youth/Adult $18.50
Adult $24.75
PSAV Room - Corporate $60.75

Gymnasiums

Large Gym Fees
Large Gyms (Sir John, St. Pat's, Weledeh)Fee  Effective September 1, 2020 (per 50 min)
Youth $33.25
Youth/Adult $50.00
Adult $66.50
Medium Gym Fees
Medium Gyms (J.H. Sissons, Range Lake, St. Joseph, Willliam McDonald, Multiplex)Fee Effective September 1, 2020 (per 50 min)
Youth $23.50
Youth/Adult $35.25
Adult $47.00
Small Gym Fees
Small Gyms (Mildred Hall, N.J. Macpherson)Fee Effective September 1, 2020 (per 50 min)
Youth $18.50
Youth/Adult $28.00
Adult $37.25
Multiplex Gym Fees
Multiplex Gym - corporate, bingos, fundraising*Fee Effective September 1, 2020
Daily gym rental rate (8 hours) $946.00
Hourly rate (maximum of 7 hours) $110.75
Floor coverings $142.50

*including tradeshows, conferences, parties, private functions, weddings, dances, concerts, cabarets, etc.

Tables, chairs, stage, etc. extra

Tournaments/Special Events Fees
Tournaments/Special EventsFee Effective September 1, 2020 (per day)
Large gym  - Adult $533.25
Large gym - Youth $266.75
Medium gym* - Adult $453.00
Medium gym* - Youth $266.50

*other than Multiplex gym

Commercial Special Events Fees
Commercial Special EventsFee Effective September 1, 2020
Weledeh/St. Patrick's school Twin $177.75/hour/per side
Weledeh/St. Patrick's gymnasium complex

$989.50/per side

$1,894.00/day

Fields

Parker Park ball diamonds; St. Joseph, Wm. McDonald & Range Lake school soccer fields fees
Parker Park ball diamonds; St. Joseph, Wm. McDonald & Range Lake school soccer fieldsFee Effective September 1, 2020
Adult season use $302.25/team
Youth season use $151.25/team
Adult casual use $42.50/hour
Youth casual use $21.00/hour
Adult tournament (per diamond) $244.25/day
Adult/Youth tournament (per diamond) $183.25/day
Youth tournament (per diamond) $122.25/day
Wm. McDonald, N.J. Macpherson, Mildred Hall & Range Lake school ball diamonds fees
Wm. McDonald, N.J. Macpherson, Mildred Hall & Range Lake school ball diamondsFee Effective September 1, 2020
Youth season use $31.50/team
Youth casual use $15.50/hour

Tenants are responsible for their own infield maintenance.  If the City workforce maintains the field, the tenant will be charged on a cost of service basis. 

Contacts

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699