Fundy Region Ice Strategy

The Fundy Region Ice Strategy is an assessment of arena facilities in the greater area. It recommends 8 strategic goals for municipalities and facility operators to improve efficiency, accessibility, and inclusiveness of arena facilities in the Fundy Region. 

Click here for the full draft of the Fundy Region Ice Strategy

Excerpts from the Draft Fundy Region Ice Strategy


The project team has developed strategic targets to address these and other challenges facing our arenas.

Goals Actions Timeframe  
1. Collect, Share & Protect Data for Evidence-Based Decision Making

• Arena operators shall collect usage data at their facility and registration information from all registered activities. The Commission and its members shall work together to support smaller facilities with this task.
• Municipal and Commission staff shall develop a privacy agreement that clearly explains how this information will be used and how personal information will be protected in accordance with the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A draft may be found in Appendix D.
• Using non-identifying information, the Commission shall provide summary reports that shall provide insights for the operation and planning of arena facilities.

Winter 2018
2. Explore a Regional Funding Formula that Benefits All Communities

• With staff from the Commission, Municipalities, Department of Environment and Local Government, and thorough public consultation, cooperatively develop a regional service agreement and funding formula that is fair to all communities in the Fundy Region.
• This agreement and formula shall be developed according the principles in Appendix A.
• Details of the agreement and formula shall be presented to the public, councils and LSD advisory committees well in advance of any decision point to enter the agreement.

Fall 2019
 3. Regional Endorsement Process

Develop a process to inform endorsement decisions by the Fundy Regional Service Commission Board for capital funding proposals. This tool could then be used to endorse projects such as the replacement or major renovation of arenas.

 Fall 2019
 4. Continued Collaboration under a Clear Governance Structure Create a terms-of-reference for a standing committee that shall oversee the on-going outcomes of this strategy and continue to identify new collaboration opportunities. This may include oversight of a service agreement or providing advice on endorsement requests.

 Fall 2019
 5. Improve Accessibility & Inclusiveness Work together to improve accessibility of ice facilities, gender equity in ice-sports, and support the development of ice-parasports. More local data is needed to set specific targets and measure progress of this goal.

 6. Streamline Policies Integrate facility policies when possible. This may include a code of conduct and mandatory skating safety equipment policies, as well as public awareness activities.

 7. Sponsorship  When considering sponsorship of arena facilities, work with Fundy Region members to investigate regional opportunities.

 8. Online Scheduling When a facility is considering online booking or posting ice-time schedules online, work with Fundy Region members to investigate an integrated regional option. A small pilot project between two facility operators may provide the best starting point in the short term.



Arena Inventory
This map shows which municipalities and local service districts are members of the Fundy Region and the location of our 12 arenas. Click on any municipality, local service district, or arena icon for more information. Yellow icons indicate arenas which will reach their end-of-life within the next 5 years.

Contact Information:
Nick Cameron
Recreation Facilitator