Effective immediately,  ice pad A in the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre will be closed so it can be converted into a clinic where the COVID-19 vaccine will be 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 recreation@london.ca
Hours of operation

This facility is currently closed.

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
  • Skate sharpening available during winter season
  • 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 recreation@london.ca

Rental fees

​​Meeting room

Adult rate $27.88 per hour
Minor rate $20.91 per hour
Commercial rate $50.18 per hour


Adult rate $38.80 per hour
Minor rate $29.10 per hour
Commercial rate $69.84per 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:Wednesday, July 14, 2021