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Gryphon Centre

149 Reynolds Walk, Guelph ON, N1G 4Z8

Welcome to the Gryphon Centre Arena! 

U of G is proud to be a tobacco- and smoke-free environment. Smoking, vaping and the use of smokeless tobacco is not permitted on campus. www.uoguelph.ca/smokefree.

Map of the Smoke-Free Campus boundaries  is available here:  map of campus boundaries

 

 

We are located at 149 Reynolds Walk in Guelph, ON - Click here to visit us!

The Gryphon Centre Arena is home to two ice pads; the Gold Rink, which is an Olympic-sized ice rink, and the Red Rink, which is an NHL-sized ice rink. Both are great for any ice activities ranging from recreational skating to hockey tournaments. 

Take a virtual tour of the Gryphon Centre Arena by moving the map below, or by clicking the "view on google" button in the top left corner!

 

 

 

Take a virtual tour of the Gold Rink Below!

Take a virtual tour of the Red Rink Below!

 

GRYPHON CENTRE ARENA
NON-PRIME TIME
All Year - Monday to Friday 6:00am - 4:00pm
$146.45 / Hour + HST
May 1st to August 31st  - Fridays after 4:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays all day
$146.45 / Hour + HST
PRIME TIME
September 1st to April 30th - Monday to Friday after 4:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays all day
$259.80 / Hour + HST
May 1st to August 31st - Monday to Thursday after 4:00pm
$259.80 / Hour + HST

  

*All rentals require $5 Million Liability insurance coverage, please contact the Gryphon Booking Office to find out which insurance is applicable to your rental.

 

Facility Supervisor Contact:

Jordan Grau 

Tele: 519-824-4120, ext. 53607

Email: jgrau@uoguelph.ca 

Facility Operator Arena Office Contact:

Tel: 519-824-4120, ext. 56145

Athletics Facility Booking Office Contact:

Tel: 519-824-4120, ext. 53790
Fax: 519-821-7973
Email: athfacility.booking@uoguelph.ca 

**Gryphon Athletics Facility Booking Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. 
**Please note the office is closed on Statutory holidays. 

Booking the Gryphon Centre Arena:

Click here to submit a booking request form.

Gryphon Centre Arena Availability:

Click here to view our online availability.

Gryphon Centre Arena Rec Times:

Click here to view our daily rec times.

Gryphon Centre Arena Features

The 7.5 million dollar Gryphon Centre opened in January 1989 funded one-third by student building fee, one third from revenue generated and one third from a Wintario grant and a City of Guelph donation. The centre is home to the men's and women's varsity hockey teams and the varsity figure skating team. Automated External Defibrillators (AED) can be found in the lobby near the Red Rink entrance and at the back of the Gold Rink outside the first aid room.

Gold Rink

The Gold Arena features an Olympic-sized ice rink measuring 100 feet by 200 feet. This facility is perfect for anything from recreational skating to hockey tournaments. It can be rented for 50 minutes at a time and there is access to multiple change rooms with showers that are open to facility users 30 minutes before and after your time on the ice. Moreover, this facility can accommodate skating groups as large as 225 people. While visiting our arena, please feel free to stop by the Tim Horton's located in the Gryphon Centre Lobby or Gryphs Sports Lounge located on the second floor.

Red Rink

The Red Arena features an NHL-sized ice rink measuring 85 feet by 198 feet. This facility is perfect for any ice activities ranging from recreational skating to hockey tournaments. It can be rented for 50 minutes at a time and facility users have access to multiple change rooms with showers that are open 30 minutes before and after your time on the ice. Moreover, this facility can accommodate skating groups as large as 160 people. If you find yourself feeling famished during your visit, feel free to stop by the Tim Horton's located in the Gryphon Centre Lobby or Gryphs Sports Lounge located on the second floor.

Gryph's Restaurant

This lively spot, located on the second floor of the Gryphon Centre Arena, is the place where athletes and professional fans meet to watch a live hockey game on the rink below or a favourite televised sporting event on one of the 28 TV's including 2 big screens with 4 satellites.

This is a licensed facility but people of all ages are welcome, and Meal Plans are always accepted (excluding alcohol). The focus is on good food and good fun. Gryphs Restaurant is Licensed under the A.G.C.O. Weekend hours may vary. Check hours at ext. 52227

Pro-Shop and Tim Horton's Kiosk

Located on the ground floor of the Gryphon Centre Arena. A selection of beverages and pastries from the Tim Horton's kiosk are available as well as salads, sandwiches or wraps from the Goodness To Go fridge. ATM on site. Residence meal plan, Debit/Visa/MC accepted. Not able to process Tim Cards.

A selection of Gryphon branded clothing available for everyone! For hours visit hospitality website

 

Looking for Drop-in Recreation?  Go to 'Drop-in Rec & NRG Classes Happening Today' red banner and narrow your search by choosing 'type' or 'location', then click filter button.  To view a monthly Calendar View of Drop-in Recreation, go to Sports & Clubs & click on Recreation Calendar subheading.

 

 

 

Rules & Regulations for the GRYPHON CENTRE Facility Use, violation of any of the below listed Rules & Regulations may result in loss of facility access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.

  1. All Gryphon Centre rentals and rates are booked as an hour but include a 10-minute ice resurfacing time slot at the conclusion of the rental.
  2. All Gold Rink rentals begin on the Half Hour (0:30) and all Red Rink rentals begin on the Hour (0:00).
  3. When the Client is renting ice time, it is agreed that all members of the Client's association or team shall remain off the ice during the scarping and flooding and shall not go on the ice until the resurfacing unit is completely off the ice.
  4. NO ANIMALS are allowed. All animals must remain outside of the facility. Service animals accepted.
  5. Plastic Water Bottles containing WATER ONLY are allowed inside of the facility. Absolutely NO glass containers. Water Refilling stations are available inside the facility.
  6. NO FOOD products are allowed inside of the Gryphon Centre; including GUM, and all SEED or NUT products.
  7. Clean athletic footwear with non-marking soles must be worn on all surfaces.
  8. Absolutely NO ALCOHOL or TOBACCO products are allowed inside any of our facilities or within 9 metres of any and all entrances and exits to those facilities.
  9. Bicycles, Skateboards or Motorized vehicles are NOT allowed inside of the facility. Mobility aids accepted.
  10. Fireworks or other Explosive devices are NOT permitted.
  11. NO LOITERING, please be respectful of others who will be accessing the facility immediately upon your rental completion. Please vacate the dressing room within 30 minutes of the completion of your rental to allow the next group time to change.
  12. Programming space is to be shared appropriately with all participants.
  13. Athletic clothing appropriate to the activity must be worn.
  14. Inappropriate behaviour such as swearing, physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and may result in loss of building access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.
  15. Persons 15 years of age and under must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  16. Ball Hockey, Rollerblading, Playing Catch, Tag, Hide and Seek, and other games are NOT allowed. Visitors found doing any of the above may be asked to leave the premises.
  17. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied on the ice by an adult.
  18. Change rooms will be inspected by a Facility Representative upon rental completion and a cleanup charge may be added to your rental if required.
  19. Use of scoreboard and timing systems must be arranged at time of rental booking in order to ensure use for your event or rental.
  20. DO NOT leave any valuables unattended, the University of Guelph is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items whether from a dressing room or elsewhere.
  21. Helmets must be worn for all Hockey & Ringette related on-ice activities.
  22. The University will provide normal maintenance and cleaning services for the rented space, but if the Client causes damages or leaves the space in such a state of disarray as to cause the additional care-taking of the space, the Client will be liable for, and will reimburse the University for all costs prior to the beginning of the next rental date.
  23. The Client hereby assumes sole and exclusive responsibility for ensuring the safe use of the facilities and equipment by those using the premises under the Client's permission, including any supervision which may be reasonably necessary, and it is understood and agreed that the University has no responsibility to supervise the use by the Client of the space.
  24. The Client agrees not to sell goods or services in the contracted facilities.
  25. The Client recognizes and accepts that each participant is responsible for their own personal health, medical, dental and accident coverage.