Civic Centre Arena
4204 Third Avenue
The Civic Centre (widely known as the Arena) is used for everything from hockey practice to high school graduation ceremonies. The shop at the Arena has a limited number of skates and helmets available for rent. For Public Skating and schedule information, call 250-847-5719. Click here to view the "Weekly Arena Schedule".
User Groups: Smithers Minor Hockey Association, Christian Hockey League, Smithers Figure Skating Club, Smithers Oldtimers Hockey, Rubber Puckers, Womens Hockey, CN Rusty Rails, and Adult Rec Hockey.
The arena is also used by the Steelhead Hockey Club, which enjoyed another successful season in 2012-2013 with as many as 500 fans per night. The Steelhead won the 2012-2013 Central Interior Hockey League Division Championship for the second year in a row.
The arena is used by the following schools on a weekly basis as part of the Daily Physical Activity requirements: Lake Kathlyn Elementary School, Walnut Park Elementary School, Muhiem Elementary School, Smithers Secondary School, BV Christian Elementary School, BV Christian High School, Ebenezer Canadian Reform Schook, and St. Joseph Catholic School. Click here to view the "Weekly Arena Schedule".
Arena Users Fees:
New Arena Schematic Design Report, 2012 (edited version)
The Smithers Civic Centre arena building was constructed as an aircraft hanger at Terrace Airport in 1943. It was purchased by a Smithers community group in 1954. Building changes and upgrades since that time include the following:
1957 - Building cut down to six feet in height, modified for arena use and erected on present site.
1963 - Artificial ice installed.
1965 - Ice modified with installation of existing concrete slab.
1967 - East bleachers built, surface paved with asphalt and existing metal siding added.
1970 - 1/2" plywood added to the roof deck during reroofing.
1978 - Ice plant upgraded to an air-cooled system.
1985 - Complete sprinkler system installed.
2000 - New condenser installed.
2002 - New ice plant installed, building upgraded and ice resurfacer garage built.
2003 - Water line upgraded.
2008 - 50th Anniversary celebrated in August.
2009 - New score clock.
2009 - New energy efficient lighting installed.
2010 - New boiler installed.
2010 - New brine pump installed.
2010 - Olympia Ice Bear electric ice resurfacer purchased
2011 - Second new boiler installed
2012 - Third new boiler installed