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Yellowknife Community Arena


Yellowknife Community Arena


As a pre-emptive measure, the Yellowknife Community Arena will be closed effective Wednesday, March 18, until further notice as the City prepares for the potential impacts of COVID-19. For the latest information and to find out what the City is doing in preparation of COVID-19, visit

The Yellowknife Community Arena is open from October to the Easter weekend each year. It is located at 6004 Franklin Avenue.


  • 1 ice surface (85 by 185 feet)
  • 5 change rooms
  • Concession

In addition to the regular ice rentals in the winter, it is often used for special events such as concerts, bingos, dry grad and MMA fights.

Floor plans


Current rates can be viewed below.  As of January 1, 2015, the facility rental rates include the Infrastructure Replacement Fee.

For additional information about availability and bookings, please visit our Bookings and Rentals page or contact the Booking Clerk.

Ice Arena Rental Fee (per hour) Fee (per hour) Effective September 1, 2020
Adult (prime) $188.00/hour $193.75
Adult (non prime*) $141.00/hour $145.25
Youth (prime) $94.00/hour $96.75
Youth (non prime*) $70.50/hour $72.50
Adult/Youth (prime) $141.00/hour $145.25
Adult/Youth (non-prime*) $105.75/hour $109.00
Commercial Rate $242.50/hour $249.75

Prime time is from 4:00 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays.

*non-prime is 75% of prime fee


Non-Ice Arena Rental (sports activity) Fee (per hour) Fee (per hour) Effective September 1, 2020
Adult $102.25/hour $105.25
Adult/Youth $76.75/hour $79.00
Youth $51.25/hour $52.50


Main Floor Rental (non-ice activity)

Fee Fee Effective September 1, 2020

Special Events      *Additional services at cost


    Non-profit group:

$1,914.25/day $1,971.50/day
    Profit or commercial group: $2,941.00/day $3,029.25/day
Auxiliary power supply (reel/day) - YKCA only $43.00/day $44.25/day
'A' Frame connector/power cart connection $171.50/day $176.75/day
Skate sharpener space $171.50/month $176.75/month
Bank machine space $171.50/month $176.75/month


Multiplex Convention Rate Fee Fee Effective September 1, 2020

This rate applices when all elements of the facility are booked by a single user (i.e. both arenas, gym, meetin groom, and lobby)

includes up to 400 chairs and 160 tables

$4,900.00/day $5,047.00/day


Portable Floor Rental Fee Fee Effective September 1, 2020
One day (includes set-up and take-down $1,993.25/day $2,053.00/day
Each additional day $1,090.75/day $1,123.50/day


Other Fee Fee Effective September 1, 2020
Arena lobby





Exclusive use of YKCA parking lot (includes full access to arena washrooms, provided that the rental does not conflict with any regularly scheduled events or programs being held in existing facilities)    
    Non-profit group: $797.50/day + $500.00 refundable deposit $821.50/day + $500.00 refundable deposit
    Profit or commercial group: $1,519.00/day + $1,000.00 refundabe deposit $1,564.50/day + $1,000.00 refundable deposit
YKCA car washes $81.75/day $84.25/day

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