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City breaks ground on new South Burnaby Arena

South Burnaby Arena Groundbreaking 

Construction of Burnaby’s newest arena is now underway! The South Burnaby Arena will offer two NHL-sized rinks, as well as space for dry-floor sports and public gatherings. 

“South Burnaby Arena will be a welcoming, sustainable and innovative facility that supports the recreation needs of our growing community,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “This new facility will help us in our effort to become a more connected, inclusive and healthy community.”

The 92,000-square-foot arena will include:

  • Two NHL-sized rinks 
  • a skate shop
  • a concession
  • meeting and multi-purpose rooms
  • activity spaces 
  • warm-side arena viewing 
  • an outdoor patio

Located at 10th Avenue and 18th Street, the South Burnaby Arena will be easily accessible whether you walk, take transit, cycle or drive. The facility will also be within walking distance of Byrne Creek Community School, Edmonds SkyTrain Station and the emerging Southgate community. 

HCMA Architecture + Design was selected to design the new arena. The design was informed by extensive public input gathered at an open house and online.

Sustainable design features and water conservation strategies will help minimize the South Burnaby Arena’s environmental footprint. North-facing glazed windows in the arena roofs will add natural light. Electric vehicle charging stalls and parking for bicycles will also be available to visitors.

Construction of the $50-million South Burnaby Arena is funded through contributions by developers to the city’s Community Benefit Bonus fund. It is scheduled to open in fall 2021.

Learn More: South Burnaby Arena

For more information contact:
Tim Van Driel
Manager Civic Building Projects
Planning & Building
604-570-3673  |

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