Sunflower Gardens Ice Surface

Pandemic Response System: Restricted
The Millennium Exhibition Centre is operating under current public health orders. Contact 204-324-9005 for more information.
Arena Schedule


The MEC Office hours are 8:30-5:00 Monday – Friday

The Sunflower Gardens is NHL regulation size space used all year round. Located inside the Millennium Exhibition Centre, Sunflower Gardens hosts hockey games, figure skating competitions, and many tournaments throughout winter. In the off season it serves as a space for large concerts, car shows, agriculture shows and seminars.

PLEASE CALL THE REC OFFICE FOR BOOKINGS 204-324-9005. Or email Brittany Winkler at – For inquires/rentals outside of the Rec. office hours, please call the arena at 204-324-6973.


  • Free public skating
  • Seating for up to 2,200 people in a concert setting
  • Heated seating for up to 1,500 people during ice season
  • Second story viewing

Ice Rental Rates for 2019/2020 season

  • Minor hockey  – $94.00 per hour
  • Figure skating – $85.50 per hour
  • Groups under 18 years old – $85.50 per hour
  • Recreation leagues – $130.00 per hour
  • Miller Aces (practices and games) – $124.50 per hour
  • Altona Maroons practices – $149.50 per hour
  • Altona Maroons games – $175.00 per hour
  • Adult shinny – $5.00 per person
  • Occasional rentals – $130.00 per hour

25% off regular rates on weekday ice rentals between 7:00am and 3:30pm

25% off regular rates Monday through Thursday after 10:30pm

Ice-out Season Rentals

  • Ice arena area per day (GST applicable) – $315.00
  • Parking lot per day (GST applicable) – $35.00

Arena Schedule

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Public Free Skate

FREE public skating is provided by local organizations.  Thank you to our community sponsors Altona Elks B.P.O. 447, B.S.I. Insurance – Altona Branch, Derksen Trucking Ltd., and Winner Circle Automotive for making this possible.

Regular public skate hours are:

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE for the current arena schedule.  On occasion, public skating hours are adjusted due to hockey tournaments and games.  On school closure days there is usually extra public skating in the afternoon as well.