51 Forest Hills Parkway Dartmouth, NS B2W 6C6


Cole Harbour Place is now accepting requests for ice rentals so please request through our online calendar:


MUST be 19 years of age or older to request an ice booking

Rules for initial re-opening to keep patrons, players and staff safe.


Cole Harbour Place Ice Rental Rules

  • Waiver form related to COVID-19 must be signed prior to first rental, no exceptions.
  • Insurance certificate must be submitted prior to first rental. HRM offers a short term insurance program and more information can be found at https://programs.aon.ca/authentication/event-insure/account/signin2-en.html
  • Renters must be 19 years of age to sign a contract to book ice.
  • Cole Harbour Place must receive a signed contract prior to the first rental.
  • You are expected to manage your group's activities according to Public Health, Hockey Nova Scotia and affiliated association protocols.
  • The rental group must be able to produce a practice plan, if asked, as to drills and ensuring social distancing. Hockey Nova Scotia's Rebound Plan is strongly recommended to all hockey related groups.
  • Be mindful of signage in the facility and always follow directions from staff.
  • Only Service Animals are permitted


  • Effective July 31, 2020 Masks are mandatory in Cole Harbour Place as per Public Health.
  • The exception is that those ON THE ICE or PLAYERS' BENCHES are NOT required to wear a mask while taking part in the activity but must wear one at all other times.
  • Spectators are NOT permitted to bring food/drink into the arena as it can only be enjoyed by removing the mask.

Arena Capacity/Limits:


The gathering limit is now 50 people without physical distancing. Included in these 50 people are:

  • players/participants, officials, coaches, instructors or anyone else who is required to be on or near the area of play.
  • Players and coaches will only be permitted to enter the arena 15 minutes before their scheduled ice time.
  • Players are expected to come dressed.
  • Masks are mandatory in dressing rooms at all times.
  • Players and coaches must stay in dressing rooms until ice time, no hanging out to watch before or after scheduled time slot.
  • Any warm ups must be done in the dressing room. Warm ups in hallways and outside areas are not permitted.
  • Players and coaches must be out of the facility 15 minutes after their scheduled ice time ends.
  • Each ice renter will be required to have an individual assigned to ensure all guidelines are followed for the duration of the rental by the spectators.



As of November 1, 2020

85 spectators will be permitted in Scotia 1 and we now have 35 spectators in Scotia 2

A maximum of 85 spectators in Scotia 1 and 35 spectators in Scotia 2.

  • Spectators will be permitted to enter the arena 5 minutes prior to the scheduled ice time.
  • Spectators must sit in the viewing areas only. No standing around the glass or arena will be permitted.
  • All rules around social distancing must be followed.
  • No food/beverages are permitted in the arena. These items cannot be enjoyed when wearing a mandatory mask.
  • All spectators will be required to complete a COVID pre-screening and to provide contact tracing information to a representative of the ice renter prior to proceeding to the viewing area.
  • Spectators must exit the building as soon as the groups leaves the ice to permit space for the next group to arrive.

If spectators do not abide by these facility and public health rules, they will be asked to leave the facility and the renter may lose their booked ice time. If there are ongoing issues with spectator behavior, restrictions on spectators may be reinstituted.

Health screening:

Each group will be required to conduct a Covid screening of all spectators and ensure they have information for contact tracing. This must occur outside, and groups are responsible for ensuring that it happens before each rental. You are responsible to manage your group and provide signs, tables, paper, pens, etc. and to clean up the area afterwards. CHP staff cannot supply these items. Health screening must take place outside and not impede access to the arena doors.

Arena Access Control:

  • The arena doors are locked at all times.
  • Groups will enter through the arena entrance, no more than 15 minutes prior to the rental. Earlier access will be denied.
  • Do not ask staff for early access to the facility or dressing rooms.
  • A one-hour rental means 50 minutes on the ice and 10 minutes for a flood. Do not stay on the ice beyond your allotted time and do not ask staff for extra time OR expect extra time if nobody is on after you. Staff are scheduled for many tasks "outside" arena operations and their schedules are impacted when groups are late leaving the arena.
  • Arena doors will be unlocked 15 minutes before your rental. Do NOT arrive early and do NOT ask staff for early access.
  • Spectators will be permitted entrance 5 minutes before the start of a rental time.
  • Enter the building using the right side of the double doors and follow the floor arrows and signs once inside. There are traffic flow maps that can be viewed below.
  • When your rental is over, you have 15 minutes to leave the building. Groups will follow the arrows again.

Arena Flow Maps by Dressing Room Assignment

Dressing Rooms:

  • Those participating in on-ice activities should come ready to play.
  • Each booking is assigned 2 side-by-side dressing rooms so check with staff to confirm your assignment or consult the arena monitor.
  • Dressing room doors must remain propped open to reduce the number of high touch surfaces in the arena.
  • Dressing rooms will only be available 15 minutes prior to each rental and no locks or keys will be distributed for dressing rooms.
  • The washrooms in the dressing rooms are open but NO SHOWERS are available.


CHP has cleaning protocols and schedules in place that are compliant with Public Health standards and groups are asked to support our efforts by:

  • Putting all litter in the receptacles provided in the dressing rooms and the rest of the facility.
  • Respecting that areas blocked off must NOT be accessed.
  • Respecting rules around arrival and departure times.
  • Using the cleaning products supplied in each dressing room, as groups feel is needed.
  • Using the hand sanitizer stations (or washroom sinks for hand washing).

Failure to comply with the above may result in forfeiture of future rentals

All questions can be answered by calling our Scheduling Director Lana McDermott at (902) 464-5109 or emailing her lmcdermott@coleharbourplace.com

Arena Rental Rates

Effective September 1, 2020

Early Morning - Monday to Friday - $145.00
Early Morning - Weekends - $162.00
Daytime - Monday to Friday - $165.00
Last Rental of the Evening - $145.00
All other ice is $221.00

To request a booking please visit rectimes.app/coleharbourplace

If you have questions please contact Lana at (902) 464-5109 or via email lmcdermott@coleharbourplace.com.

Public Skating Rules

**Effective September 1, 2013 patrons of ALL ages during adult, public, open or family skates must wear a helmet.**
Strollers are permitted on the ice. (child in stroller must have helmet)
Skates only permitted on the ice surface. No footwear.

No sticks or pucks are permitted during public skate times