Nicola Valley Memorial Arena

The Nicola Valley Memorial Arena serves as a great venue for:

Skating

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Large Special Events

  • Open for Home Shows, Car Shows, Weddings, Roller Skating, and others. View our page on Facility Rentals.
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Regular Hours

PUBLIC SKATE
September – March
Friday | 3:30  – 5:00 PM
Saturday | 8:15 – 9:45 PM*
Sunday | 5:15 – 6:15 PM
*except during hockey games

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SEASONS

ICE RINK | AUGUST – MARCH
DRY FLOOR | APRIL – JULY

CONTACT

NICOLA VALLEY MEMORIAL ARENA
2075 Mamette Avenue
PO Box 189
Merritt BC V1K 1B8
Phone:(250) 378-4832
Email: dzakall@merritt.ca

BOOKINGS

For bookings and availability requests
Call: 250-315-1050
Email: recreation@merritt.ca

Public Skating

Schedule

PUBLIC SKATE (September 1, 2023 to March 28, 2024)

Friday | 3:30  – 5:00 PM
Saturday | 8:15 – 9:45 PM (Except during Centennials games)
Sunday | 5:15 – 6:15 PM

55+ SENIORS SKATE

Thursdays |  9:00 – 10:00am  |  Drop-in Open Skate  | $3 Cash Only
October 5, 2023, to March 28, 2024

PARENT & TOT SKATE

Thursdays   |  10:00am – 11:00am  | $4 Cash Only
October 5, 2023, to March 28, 2024

Skate Rentals

Cost: $2.00
Sizes: Child 10 – Adult 11

Free public skating is possible because of our sponsors:

Complete Climate Control

Alpha Design

Copper Valley Mechanical

Nicola Motorsports

Caleo Construction

Otter Summit Electrical

NMV Lumber

Merritt Sikh Society

Skating Lessons (Nicola Valley Skating Club)

Precanskate: Mondays 3:20-3:50 and/or Wednesdays 3:30-4:00. For ages 3 and up. This program is geared towards those who are just learning to skate. No previous experience needed.

Canskate: Mondays 3:45-4:30 and/or Wednesdays 3:30-4:15. This program builds on the basics offered in PreCanskate and skaters progress through 3 different levels. Must have passed Precanskate, or have the equivalent skills.

Junior Academy: Wednesdays 4:15-5:00 and Fridays 3:30-4:15. Must have passed Stage 3 Canskate.

Junior STARSkate: Wednesday 4:15-5:00 and Fridays 3:30-4:15. Must have completed Junior Academy.

STARSkate and Competitive Skate: Contact the club for more details

Powerskating: Mondays 5:00-5:45. This program is geared towards hockey players in second year U9 and up.

Register online at: nicolavalleysc.uplifterinc.com

Online Registration will open Dec. 1 and closes Dec 31.

NVSC programs follow the rules and guidelines of Skate Canada and are taught by an NCCP accredited Coach and trained Program Assistances. If you are unsure what program is best for your child please the Nicola Valley Skating Club.

Email: skatinginthevalley49@gmail.com

Website: nicolavalleysc.uplifterinc.com

Call: (250) 378-0114

Drop-In Ice Hockey

  • $10 to drop-in
  • $5 for goalies
  • Max number for drop-ins is 30 (4 goalies max)

FEBRUARY 2024

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3
Public Skating
3:30 – 5pm
Merritt Centennials
7:00PM
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Public Skating
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Merritt Centennials
7:00PM
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Public Skating
3:30 – 5pm
Public Skating
8:15 – 9:45pm
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Public Skating
5:15 – 6:15pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Public Skating
3:30 – 5pm
Merritt Centennials
7:00PM
Public Skating
8:15 – 9:45pm
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Public Skating
5:15 – 6:15pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Public Skating
3:30 – 5pm
Merritt Centennials
7:00PM
25 26 27 28 29
Public Skating
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm

MARCH 2024

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2
Public Skating
3:30 – 5pm
Merritt Centennials
7:00PM
Merritt Centennials
7:00PM
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Public Skating
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Public Skating
3:30 – 5pm
Merritt Centennials
7:00PM
Public Skating
8:15 – 9:45pm
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Public Skating
5:15 – 6:15pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Public Skating
3:30 – 5pm
Public Skating
8:15 – 9:45pm
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Public Skating
5:15 – 6:15pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Public Skating
3:30 – 5pm
Public Skating
8:15 – 9:45pm
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Public Skating
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Drop-In Hockey
9:00pm – 10:30pm
Merritt Centennials
7:00PM
Merritt Centennials
7:00PM
31
Public Skating
5:15 – 6:15 pm

Please check daily schedules posted at the NVMA main doors.

NOTE: Skating Times may be cancelled or changed due to mechanical operation or emergency events.

Skate Sharpening Rates

Hockey skates: $6.00
Goalie/Figure skates: $7.00
Skate Profiling: $30.00
10 punch card: $50.00

Merritt Centennials

The Nicola Valley Memorial Arena is the home of the Merritt Centennials.

For more information, please visit the Merritt Centennials’ website.