Amherst Stadium

Since the Amherst Stadium was built in 1959, it has been home to many great events on and off the ice. A $4.2 million renovation was completed in August 2008. This work maintains the atmosphere and history of the old facility and provides some much needed improvements to heating and cooler systems, dressing rooms and public amenities.The installation of an elevator makes this facility barrier-free.


Stadium Features - Ice Season

Operational: August - April
Seating: 2200
Ice Surface: 1
Size: 85' x 196'
Dressing Rooms: 5 (includes female DR)
Officials Room: 1
Second Level Heated Viewing area
Centre Ice Score Clock

Stadium Features - Non Ice Season

Operation: April to August
Seating: 2400
Exhibit Space: 16 500 sq. ft.
Ceiling Height: 45 feet
Power, Sound System
Loading and Bay Door

Public Washrooms
Heated Community Rooms
Two (2) Small Conference Rooms
Newly improved Full Canteen Facilities
Amherst Lions Skate Park

The Stadium is host to the following

Amherst Junior A Ramblers of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League
Cumberland County Minor Hockey
Amherst Skating Club
Annual Bluenose Hockey Tournament
Regional Gymnastics Competition
Ducks Unlimited Dinner
Cops for Kids


Administration Office 902-667-6500
Facility Coordinator 902-667-6503
After Hours / weekends info 902-664-8774
Email - amherstrecreation@

185 Church Street
PO Box 516
Amherst, NS / B4H3Z5
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This pilot project for the 2016-17 ice season will see ice rental fees waived for youth programs (age 18 and under), which includes the Amherst Skating Club and Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association (CCMHA). The intent of this pilot is that organizations will pass the equivalent ice cost savings to their members, resulting in reduced registration fees. Ice Allocation Policy #72300-09

To request ice time/rentals for the Amherst Stadium submit your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Be sure to include details such as date, time and your full contact information so we are able to respond to you. (email, phone # etc. Your request will be reviewed by staff and you will receive a confirmation notice.