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Skating, Hockey, and Curling
From the Oldest Arena in Canada to State of the Art Modern Facilities
The Nelson Kootenay Lake area loves to skate. When you visit Nelson, you’ll be able to see the oldest and longest running arena in Canada, at the Civic Centre. Right next door is a fully modern arena, located in the new Nelson and District Community Complex (NDCC). A public skating schedule is available, with skating happening most days in fall and winter months.
Outdoor skating in Nelson at Lion’s Park is maintained by the Lion’s Club. Kaslo’s arena is also available for public skating. For outdoor games of shinny, Mirror Lake (just south of Kaslo) is a popular spot too.
Curling Rink in Nelson and Kaslo BC
You’ll find curling rinks right downtown in both Nelson and Kaslo. Nelson’s Curling Club has six sheets of ice open from October through March. Kaslo’s curling rink is right next door to its arena, offering multiple sheets of ice. Kaslo Curling Club has league play, Bonspiels, and Funspiels.
Hockey in Nelson and Kaslo BC
Nelson and Kaslo offer hockey for all ages, for both men and women. Check the schedule in Nelson and Kaslo and bring your gear next time you visit.
Nelson Leafs Junior B Hockey Club
The Nelson Leafs are a Junior "B" Ice Hockey team based in Nelson. The Nelson Leafs home games at the Nelson and District Community Complex are always packed, and a fun way to spend a Friday night here. Schedule and tickets can be obtained from their website.