Bill Copeland Sports Centre

With or without ice, join us year-round and be active

This multi-purpose arena is home to an NHL-sized ice rink for hockey, lacrosse, tournaments and special events. Enjoy ice skating and other ice sports during fall and winter and indoor sports during spring and summer. Explore programs, facility features, opening times and how you can get involved. 

Visitor information and hours

Schedules and fees


Check out the wide range of programs available at Bill Copeland Sports Centre this winter. 

Priority registration will open at 10 am for Burnaby residents on the following dates: 

  • December 6: recreation programs
  • December 15: skating lessons 

General registration for everyone will open December 9 for recreation programs and December 19 for skating lessons. 

Winter program guide

Facility features

  • Twin ice arenas (Bill Copeland and Burnaby Lake arenas)
  • 1,579 sq. m (17,000 sq. ft.) maple wood sports floor
  • Concession (available during special events)

We have rooms available for you to rent. Book your next meeting or event with us.

Learn more

You can rent hockey and figure skates at our shop for a fee. Helmets are available at no charge. Bill Copeland Sports Centre has ice sledges, skating assists and ice scooters available for people with disabilities.

Our Toonie Skate admission fee includes skate and helmet rental available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: A CSA-approved hockey helmet is mandatory for all skate lessons.

A person 16 years of age or older must accompany children 7 years of age or younger on the ice or floor. The ratio of child to accompanying persons must be no greater than 3 to 1. We recommend that as parents, you don't leave your children under 10 years of age unaccompanied at our facility.


There are seven designated parking stalls at the Sports Centre. These are located in the north parking lot in front of the Bill Copeland Arena. The other four are located in front of the Burnaby Lake Arena entrance. The parking stalls can be accessed from Kensington Avenue or Laurel Street.

Entry/Interior Access

The route from both sets of designated parking stalls to the front entrance of the Sports Centre is accessible. The Centre has automatic front entrance doors on the west side of the building, facing Kensington Avenue. The reception desk, drinking fountain, elevator, public telephone and both arena surfaces are accessible. There is an interior accessible hallway between Bill Copeland Arena and Burnaby Lake Arena.


Accessible washrooms are provided on each floor. There are wheelchair accessible dressing rooms and showers in Bill Copeland Arena. Burnaby Lake Arena does not have wheelchair accessible dressing rooms or showers.


  • Bill Copeland Sports Centre has sledges, which are ice skating devices designed for anyone that needs a bit of extra support.

Visitor Information

Bill Copeland Sports Centre

Contact Us



3676 Kensington Avenue
Burnaby BC Canada
V5B 4Z6

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Monday - Sunday: 7:00 am-9:00 pm

Holiday Hours:

Feb 20 (Family Day): 9 am-1:30 pm

Office hours

Monday: 9 am-7 pm 
Tuesday: 9 am-4 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-7 pm
Thursday: 9 am-4 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm 
Saturday: 9 am-3 pm
Sunday: 9 am-4 pm

Public transit

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Free parking is available. Use the west side from Kensington Avenue to enter the facility. Additional parking is behind the building on the east side located across Sperling Avenue.

Two electric vehicle charging stations are available.


Bill Copeland Arena has ice sledges, skating assists and ice scooters available during the fall and winter season for people with disabilities. There are also accessible washrooms, elevators, parking, accessible viewing spaces.

View more details in our Burnaby Access Guidebook.

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