Gander's Steele Community Centre is the focal point for the entire community and indeed the entire central region. This modern facility has something for everyone; children, sports enthusiasts, athletes and fans, older adults and the young at heart, seniors. Here are just a few of the features this beautiful facility has to offer:

  • When it's too cold or wet outside to walk at Cobb's Pond or the Thomas Howe Demonstration Forest, enjoy the comfort of our 200 metre walking track. Spacious and fully equipped dressing rooms and most importantly, modern and clean washrooms complement the facility and make hosting tournaments and conferences a pleasure.
  • Large parking lot allows for ample parking.
  • The comfort of theatre style seating, in floor heating and a cafeteria that seats 120 people all add to a user friendly experience.
  • Our concert and convention hosting ability is second to none thanks to our partnership and physical link to the Arts & Culture Centre.
  • Location of the centre and the road links and walkways make the facility easily accessible from all areas of town.

Skating & Shinny Hockey Schedule/Rates

Weekly skating sessions are as follows:




Admission: H.S.T Included

Morning Skating Monday - Friday 9:00am -10:00am

Adults: $4.00

Students/Seniors: $3.00

Afternoon Skating Monday & Wednesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Adults: $4.00

Students/Seniors: $3.00

General Skating



4:00pm - 5:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Adults: $4.00

Students/Seniors: $3.00

Family Skating


1:00pm - 2:00pm

Adults: $4.00

Students/Seniors: $3.00

Shinny Hockey

Tuesday & Friday

12:00pm - 1:00pm



Skating Pass: Seasonal Family Skating Pass $75.00 H.S.T. included or $10.00 per session. This pass admits up to (5) persons of the same family including (2) adults to the Family, Morning & Afternoon Skating Sessions only. 

NOTE: On some occasions these time slots may be changed or cancelled to accommodate school programs or special rental events. To confirm skating times, please call the daily schedule line at 651-5946.

NOTE: The Steele Community Centre requires all skaters to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet during all skating/hockey sessions.

*Please Note: During tournaments this schedule may change and sessions may be cancelled. For the most up-to-date schedule please call 1-709-651-5946. Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend Family Skating. Helmets are mandatory!


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