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. For Public Skating and schedule information, 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 Smithers Recreational Hockey League.

The arena is also used by the Steelhead Senior Men's AA Hockey Club. The team has enjoyed great success over the past  years capturing the Central Interior Hockey League Playoff Championship Trophy the last 3 years in a row and also winning a Coy Cup (BC Provincial Senior Men’s AA Championship) one of those years. The Steelheads play in the Central Interior Hockey League that has teams from Lac La Hache to Prince Rupert and at home games entertain as many as 800 loyal fans per night.

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 School, and St. Joseph Catholic School. Click here to view the "Weekly Arena Schedule".

Arena Users Fees:

Smithers New Arena Project 2013 - Information

VIDEOS

Good Job Skaters

Skating Lessons at the Arena

 

History

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
2013 - New spectator heating