Ice pad A in the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre is closed since it has been converted into a clinic where the COVID-19 vaccine is delivered. We are glad to support our health partners & the community this way, but this means we will not be offering any programs and will not be taking any bookings at ice pad A moving forward. Thank you for your understanding and your patience.

The Earl Nichols Recreation Centre is located at 799 Homeview Road.

  • Parking at Earl Nichols Recreation Centre is free. 
  • Check London Public Transit for public transit locations, times and fees. 
  • Call 519-661-5575 for customer service. To book a rental, call 519-661-5575 or email
Hours of operation

As part of our ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in keeping with the Province’s announcement that Ontario will transition to a modified version of Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, this facility is currently closed. Please continue to follow the City's FacebookTwitter and Instagram for updates related to recreation and sport programs.

Registered programs

Check our  Play Your Way website to register and pay for programs that take place at Earl Nichols Recreation Centre. 

Cancellations and closures

Check our cancellation page to ensure your program is running as scheduled.


This centre has three full sized arena pads, a standard meeting room and a hall with a full kitchen. Rooms are available to rent. This facility is fully accessible.


Opened in 1984 with two artificial ice surfaces and renovated in 2004 to add a third ice pad, this arena offers a large hall with kitchenettes available for event bookings. Arena amenities include: 

  • Three ice surfaces
  • Concession booth open during peak season offering hot and cold beverages and snacks
  • Spectator seating and heated viewing area
  • Large hall with kitchenette ideal for events
  • Meetings rooms
  • Change rooms
​Meeting room
  • Accommodates 40 people seated theatre style
  • Tables and chairs available
  • Full kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Accommodates 160 people


Visit our rentals page to book a space in the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre. To book a rental, call 519-661-5575 or email

Rental fees

​​Multipurpose room

Adult rate $28.72 per hour
Minor rate $21.54 per hour
Commercial rate $51.70 per hour


Adult rate $39.98 per hour
Minor rate $29.96 per hour
Commercial rate $71.96 per hour

HST is not included in above pricing. Insurance can be purchased through the City of London or you can provide a copy of your own coverage. Music: SOCAN and Re:Sound charge is required Non-alcohol events only.


Last modified:Friday, January 14, 2022