Thorncliffe/Greenview Arena – Calgary Rink Review

Arena Entrance at the Thorncliffe Greenview Arena

Location: 5600 Centre St N (Forbes Innes Arena)
Community Run Arena (Thorncliffe/Greenview Community Association)
Parking: There is usually enough parking near the arena

View of the rink at the Thorncliffe Greenview Arena


Nearby Amenities: Toboggan Hill, Inclusive Playground on the far side of the arena,

Entrance to The 56 - Restaurant and Lounge

Also at this location: Skate Shop (offers skate sharpening, repairs and rentals), Lounge (The 56) – Bowling alley, Pool, Darts, Halls, Meeting rooms

Lobby at the Thorncliffe Greenview Arena - view of the skate shop

Drop-in Rink Activities: Public skating times available


Concession in the lobby serves fresh made popcorn, mozza sticks, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, pizza as well as drinks and snacks. Some items (eg pizza) may not be available at all times the concession is open.

Concession at the Thorncliffe Greenview Arena
Close up of the concession at the rink

Arena Seating and Heaters

Seating: Seating is across from the player benches. Three rows of folding seats with fabric on the seat and back. The home side is closest to the lobby doors.

Seats at the Thorncliffe Greenview Arena

Heaters: Overhead heaters are controlled by the rink attendants. Recently these heaters have not been working very well. Some sections do not work even when the heaters are on. This rink is also quite cold so dress warm.

View of the stands

Dressing Rooms

The dressing rooms are best accessed from the door to the right of the main doors to the rink (pictured below). The dressing room hallways are narrow.

Entrance to the dressing rooms

Nets – Rink has 4 full sized hockey nets

Player benches across the arena

Good to know

  • Rink offers Live Barn.

Music – music connects via bluetooth. This can be accessed from the middle area of the stands. It does not require pushing a button to connect.

View down the ice at the Thorncliffe Greeniew Arena

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