January 2021 Lockdown
The Benson Centre is closed until January 23. 

The Benson Centre offers three NHL-sized rinks, an indoor field house and indoor court(s) for tennis, pickleball and badminton.

 COVID-19 Guidelines

The following guidelines are in place for use of the Benson Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Players and coaches will be allowed to enter the facility 15 minutes before ice rental,
  • Masks must be worn by all persons entering and leaving the facility (health exemptions may apply),
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entering,
  • Maximum of 10 players per dressing room, and each player must always be six feet apart,
  • Players/coaches/visitors must be out of the dressing room 15 minutes after ice rental,
  • No showers,
  • If necessary, for children 13 years and under, one parent/guardian may assist with equipment,
  • One spectator per youth player,
  • Players should have clearly labelled water bottles. Water bottles should be washed after each ice time. No sharing of food and drinks,
  • Players must not spit, blow their nose freely, or release any bodily fluid anywhere in the facility,
  • Players and families must place all garbage, tape, and disposable bottles in the garbage pails provided,
  • Players must remove all their equipment from the dressing room and ice area.
 Ice and Floor Rentals

Lace up the blades and take a spin around the ice in one of our new 3 NHL size ice pads at the Benson Centre. Winter use includes hockey, figure skating, recreational skating, broomball, ringette and much more. Spring and summer floor space is available for ball hockey, lacrosse, in-line skating, roller hockey, and other team sports. Ice rentals will be available 12 months of the year. Book ice and/or floor space for your league, team, family or friends.

To book ice please contact the Benson Centre at 613-938-9898 ext. 1 (between 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.) or ext. 0 during non-office hours or e-mail booking requests or questions to nlefebvre@cornwall.ca.

For ice rental fees, please click here.

 Field House

Fieldhouse with soccer net

The Benson Centre Field House is a beautiful, fully climate controlled indoor field. The Jiffy Auto Service/Goodyear Field measures 100' X 200' and will provide a great game and practice experience for soccer, football, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and more. This unique indoor field house provides a venue for everyone to participate in their favorite summer sports year round, also dedicating time to field training for many sports. Full field rentals and 1/3 field rentals are available.

The walking/jogging track at the Benson Centre will be closed to walkers during the week of the March Break. Due to the number of activities taking place in the Fieldhouse at the Benson Centre, we are encouraging walkers/joggers to utilize the walking track at the Cornwall Civic Complex during the March Break.

For field house rental fees, please click here.

 Tennis and Multi-Sport Courts 

Tennis, Badminton, Pickleball anyone?  Singles, doubles or teams, whatever the weather, you'll enjoy your match in our climate controlled court area.  Come out and enjoy a great game of tennis, badminton or pickleball at the Benson Centre Court open year round.   Rental time slots available for lessons, group play and tournaments.

For court fees, please click here.     

 Community Room 

At the Benson Centre the City of Cornwall has a variety of meeting rooms available for groups, organizations or individuals. The Multi-Purpose rooms are equipped with tables and chairs to accommodate small to large groups.  It is available to corporate businesses, groups, individuals, non-profit groups for AGM's, teams meetings, art and recreation classes, small fitness groups, workshops, seminars, presentations, family gatherings, birthday parties and more.  

For community room rental fees, please click here.

 Public Skating Schedule 

Come out and skate for enjoyment, or work on your skills! Public skates are typically held at the Benson Centre various times throughout the week. Ice skating is a favourite Canadian pastime and the City of Cornwall offers a variety of public skate sessions for all ages.

For more information, including a schedule of public skating sessions, please click here.

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Click here to learn more about sports associations in Cornwall.

Operating Hours
Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Benson Centre
800 Seventh Street West
P.O. Box 877
Cornwall, ON 
K6J 0A3



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James Fawthrop
Division Manager, Parks & Recreation
800 Seventh Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-938-9898 ext. 4026
F.: 613-938-8855
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