Bill Copeland Sports Centre

A state-of-the-art facility, the Bill Copeland Sports Centre has been hailed as a model for other community sport centres. Spacious, stylish and filled with natural light, it defies the usual image we have of a hockey arena – and that’s because it’s much more than an arena. Visitors are often struck by the executive-style appointments, the elegant interior design and the versatility of the building.

The ice rink is NHL regulation size and features retractable seats and boards which opens up the floor for meetings, conventions and trade shows.

The exceptional acoustic, lighting and sound systems make it ideal for not only large sporting events but also for concerts and graduation ceremonies. The centre’s seminar rooms can accommodate both small and large crowds, and are equipped with everything you need for a productive meeting.

The centre is fully accessible by wheelchair, and is equipped with an automatic entrance door, an elevator and washroom facilities for people with disabilities.

Ample parking (635 spots) is conveniently located in the vicinity of the centre, and is offered at no charge to the public. Additional parking can be arranged if necessary.

As the anchor facility for the developing Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, the surrounding sports centre is already the site of playing fields, tennis courts, archery, rowing and equestrian facilities, an indoor pool and jogging track.

Amenities include:

  • NHL-size arena
  • 2,000 seat spectator capacity
  • Dry floor sports during the summer
  • Meeting room rentals
  • Food service
  • 73,000 square feet available for conventions, consumer shows, etc.


Year Completed n/a
Facility Type Arena/Multisport
Seating Capacity 2000
Parking Capacity 635
Medical Room No
Warm Up Area No
Licensed for Alcohol Yes
Officials Rooms No
Food Services Yes
Dressing Rooms n/a
Audio Video Scoreboard
Equipment Storage No
Media Room No
Internet Capacity High speed


Hockey, lacrosse, ringette, taekwondo, figure skating


3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 4Z6, Canada

Tel (604) 297-4521