The Vale Health & Wellness Centre is a great place to walk or run on the public walking track from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., PORTicipate in one of the many drop-in arena programs, rent the ice, or join the YMCA.

The Vale Health & Wellness Centre, is a state-of-the-art facility for sport, recreation, health, wellness, entertainment, and commerce – all under one roof – the first of its kind in the Niagara region.

The 145,000 square foot venue includes two NHL-sized ice pads, a walking/jogging track for all season use, six outdoor bocce courts and, through partnership with the YMCA, an aquatic centre with lap and leisure pools, a gymnasium and fitness area.

The facility is nestled within the T.A. Lannan Sports Complex located at 550 Elizabeth Street that is home to six soccer fields, three baseball fields, a playground, outdoor fitness equipment and recreation trails that connect with the Welland Canal Multi-Use Trails.

The centre also hosts a Pro Shop for skate sharpening and a Subway restaurant are additional amenities found within the Centre.

Daily Winter Hours of Operation

Arena's (permit holders): 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Public Walking Track : 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

*Arena's and walking track close at 4 p.m. on Statutory Holidays. Closed Christmas day.



The Vale Health & Wellness Centre is a fully accessible, barrier free facility. The Centre includes accessible seating areas, automatic doors, ramps, washrooms, change rooms and elevator.

Additionally, the YMCA pool has an accessible deck which includes a lift for patrons.

The City offers accessible programming, and hosts a sledge hockey team. Sleds are available for patrons interested in trying sledge hockey.


The Vale Health and Wellness Centre is home to two NHL sized rinks, home to programs and events for all ages and skill level. Public skating, Senior & Adult Skating, Parents & Tots, Stick & Puck, 50+, Short Track Speed Skating and more are offered throughout the year.

Please note that all arena programs are subject to a standard 50 minute hour to allow time for a flood.

Ice Rental – Adult Prime Time $193/hour

Ice Rental – Adult Non-Prime Time $138/hour

Ice Rental – Youth Prime Time $128/hour

Ice Rental – Youth Non-Prime Time $79/hour

Prime Time: weekdays after 5 p.m. and all day on weekends.

Non-Prime Time: weekdays from 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lobby Reservations $31/hour

Lobby Reservation – Not for Profit $17/hour

*Rates subject to changes and modifications

To make a reservation



The Vale Health & Wellness Centre's concession is located on the main floor near the north east entrance.


The following is a list of public and recreation programming cancellations at the VHWC due to tournaments/camps/events.

Golden Puck Room

Golden Puck Community Room is available to rent out.

Golden Puck Community Room (Full Room) $63/hour; $289/day

Golden Puck Community Room (Not for Profit - Full Room) $34/hour; $144/day

Golden Puck Community Room (Half Room) $31/hour;$144/day

Golden Puck Community Room (Not for Profit – Half Room) $17/hour;$72/day

Acoustic tiles now make this space ideal for meetings and workshops.


Indoor Track

The Walking Track is open for free public use at all times except for ticketed events.

  1. All ages are welcome to use this track, although children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  2. Participants are required to follow the indoor track directional signs posted. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, participants will follow a counter clockwise rotation and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, participants will follow a clockwise rotation.
  3. When passing, please raise your hand and look over your left shoulder before entering the lane
  4. Stretching is not permitted on the lanes of the Indoor Track
  5. Training aides such as ladders, skipping ropes, soccer balls, hockey sticks, etc. are prohibited on the indoor track
  6. Faster traffic should remain on the inside land and slower traffic on the outside lane, as a precaution
  7. No throwing or tossing items from or on the indoor track at any time
  8. Unsafe behavior on the indoor track is prohibited. Violations will result in suspension/termination of access
  9. All personal belongings are to be stored in the provided area including coats and back-packs/bags. The City of Port Colborne is not responsible for any lost or stolen items
  10. No food or drink is permitted on the indoor track. Only water is permitted and must be kept in a closed container.
  11. Shirts and closed toe shoes are require to be worn at all times.

Approx. 5 Laps = 1 KM

Approx. 8 Laps = 1 Mile


Please note: The track closes to the public during ticketed or City events, this include Thorold Blackhawks home games.

Track etiquette details posted at the track.

Port Colborne Bocce Club

The Port Colborne Bocce Club has 5 leagues Monday through Friday from May to September. The Women's league is on Monday or Friday, the Special Olympians play on Tuesdays, the Men's League is Wednesday or Thursday and the Mixed league is Fridays.

Currently have 60 special Olympians and 366 active playing members ranging in ages from 20 to 89. We are located at the south-east corner of the complex.

Contact the Bocce Club at 289-836-8182

Pro Shop

The Pro Shop within the VHWC, offering skate sharpening services.

Look for hours of operation posted at the Pro Shop.

Sponsorship Opportunities (Advertising)

Arena Advertising is a popular and unique way to reach thousands of people per year, with your brand displayed all year long. The Vale Health and Wellness Centre welcomes thousands of visitors to our arenas each year for lessons, camps, leagues, tournaments, events and more!

With 2 arenas to choose from, you can target your advertising message locally or take a broader community-wide approach. All this with a minimal 3-year commitment.

Areas where you can have advertising or naming placed include:

  • Arena One
  • Arena Two
  • Press Box
  • Score Clock
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Commemorative Seats
  • Zamboni
  • On ice surfaces


Sports Wall of Fame

Originally created in 1991 at the West Side Arena, the Sports Wall of Fame is now located on the second level of the Vale Health & Wellness Centre.


Visit our Sports Wall of Fame webpage for more information. 


The City of Port Colborne has partner with the YMCA with an innovative sharing model of community service within the Vale Health & Wellness Centre.

  • Gym & Fitness Centre with cardio, free weights, and strength training equipment
  • Indoor Track
  • Five lane lap pool and leisure pool
  • Complimentary fitness coaching to help you achieve your goals
  • Group fitness classes for all levels
  • Personal training
  • Gym for recreational sports (basketball, volleyball
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Family Change rooms

The Vale Health & Wellness Centre is a Non-Smoking and Vaping facility.