north dumfries community complex
ayr farmers mutual insurance company arena
2958 gREENFIELD rOAD
Ayr Community Centre
Queen Elizabeth Arena
7 CHURCH STREET P.O. BOX 1127
The Township of North Dumfries maintains two arenas for public use. The Queen Elizabeth Arena in the Ayr Community Centre located on Church Street and the Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Arena in the new state-of-the-art North Dumfries Community Complex on Greenfield Road. Combined, these facilities host a variety of events and activities for the community.
For more information on events in the community, please visit our Things to Do page by clicking here.
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For information on donating to individualize a seat in the Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Arena click here.
May 30 - July 31: Open Monday to Friday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Walking track closes at 3:00 PM.
August 2 - September 2: Open Monday to Friday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Department of Recreation Services Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
To book the ice rink or for information in regards to ice times contact Michelle Poissant by email or call (519) 632-8800 extension 102.
To book the MacNeil-Hall for events or conference rooms or to organize use as a user group, please contact Michelle Poissant at (519) 632-8800 extension 102 or email Michelle Poissant.
Some events in the North Dumfries Community Complex will require a liquor license. Please see our licensing page for more information.
FREE Parent, Tot & Seniors Skating: Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (starting September 6) at the North Dumfries Community Complex (NDCC)
FREE PA Day Skating: Friday, October 21 and November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the North Dumfries Community Complex (NDCC)
Public Skating: Every Saturday (starting October 15) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Ayr Community Centre (ACC)
Public Skating Admission: $3/person or $10/family.
**Please note public skating may be cancelled due to tournaments or playoff hockey games.
Steven and Carol Lowe Heritage
Transportation Group Walking Track
The North Dumfries Community Complex has a walking track around the upper area of the skating rink, which is free to use when the building is open. Thanks to donations from local businesses and a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the walking track was finished with a multi-purpose floor that provides comfort and safety to track users. The track is 200 metres per lap and provides an excellent, dry and warm place to exercise. There is also a stretching and warm-up area on the track. Please note the track is open during all ice events and track users and spectators are asked to respect each other's space.
cowan park - Spray pad, PLAYGROUND & Soccer park
The North Dumfries Community Complex has a Spray Pad, accessible Playground and Soccer Park equipped with washrooms and a concession booth. The Centre for Community Group raised funds to provide our Township with this wonderful addition to the North Dumfries Community Complex facilities.
The spray pad is open daily during the summer from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. There is no cost to use the spray pad.
Plan a trip to Cowan Park and spend the day! Remember hats, sunscreen and water bottles!
The North Dumfries Community Complex is also home to a large community garden located at the left side of the North Dumfries Community Complex. Families and individuals have taken up plots to grow vegetables and flowers in the community garden. 10x10 and 10x20 plots are available.
The amenities that any gardener needs are being made available to those who use the community garden. This includes a watering system that collects rain water from the North Dumfries Community Complex roof, which is then transferred to a tank located directly next to the garden for use. There is also a shed to hold the primary tools of gardening.
Thanks to the community members who have donated so much time and resources to make this a hit!
For more information on the community garden, please call Michelle Poissant at 519-632-8800 extension 102.
**The community garden is full for the 2016 growing season!**
Cafe, Rooms & More
The NDCC also contains the Breakaway Cafe, a concession booth on the second level of the arena, above the ice rink. The hours vary and the cafe is only open during hockey and skating seasons. Stop by for a coffee and snack and watch a hockey game or sit in the cafe area where the township has provided free wifi service.
The NDCC contains board rooms, the MacNeil-Hall, a seniors lounge, and a youth room. Many programs are run throughout the building by community groups and businesses alike. The MacNeil-Hall is also booked for wedding and stag & doe functions, for more information on booking please contact Michelle Poissant by email or call 519-632-8800.
Community Health Centre
The Community Health Centre is also located in the North Dumfries Community Complex building. The CHC runs many programs and uses the facility to aide in hosting these programs. For full details on programs, clinics, and events for the Community Health Centre please visit their website.