Michael Cameron Arena
10405 56 Street, Edmonton, AB
Where better to skate than a facility that has obtained the ranking of ‘good’ on the accessibility scale.
Profile Last Updated: March 15, 2007
Looking for a place to play drop-in shinny hockey or enjoy free public skating? Check out the Michael Cameron Arena, in the heart of Fulton Place neighborhood, just a short drive from Capilano Mall. While public skate times vary depending on private arena bookings, there is usually free public skating on Friday evenings between 7:45 p.m. and 8: 30 p.m, October through March, and frequently on Statutory holidays. Shinny times are available through the week, or you can book the whole rink for your own private use. The facility is always open for free public viewing of events hosted there. The weekly schedule is kept up-to-date on the City of Edmonton website and on a whiteboard in the arena lobby.
Built in 1972, the Michael Cameron Arena showcases the architectural style typical for arenas from that time, with arched ribs of painted concrete supporting the outside walls of this rectangular building. There is safety netting around the glass, protecting the viewing area from stray pucks and balls. There are also four dressing rooms, but no showers. The arena can accommodate up to 350 people, including seats for 110 on the bleachers and standing room for an additional 240 people. Hockey nets are available upon request, but there are no equipment rentals available. There is a skate sharpening machine available for a nominal fee and vending machines for snacks and beverages. The Michael Cameron Arena is popular for private bookings; the Inline Skating League rents the facility every April through June, so make sure to call ahead for availability.
Parking: There is ample free parking available in the parking lot to the south of the arena.