Welcome to the Keeler Centre

Large Community Facility
Photo by: Shannon Hamilton

The Keeler Centre is a fully accessible, non-smoking, air conditioned township facility located in Colborne. This multi-purpose space has so much to offer, making it perfect for weddings, sporting events, meetings/dinner parties/concerts, dances and so much more!

During winter months we offer different sporting activities such as hockey, figure skating and broomball, while in the summer months this space is available to rent for events such as benefit dances, auctions, concerts, lacrosse & ball hockey tournaments, etc.

In addition to the ice pad, the Rotary Hall located upstairs is equipped with a full kitchen; (local friendly caterers and their staff), LLBO licensed with bartending staff available, and has a full sound system and stage. Don't need a very large space? No problem! The Rotary Hall is also capable of being split into two separate rooms should you prefer. The Rotary Hall can accommodate groups, small or large, seated up to 200 people and dancing 250 people.

The Keeler Centre also offers a large outdoor space, great for a summertime event! The large fields have recently been upgraded to accommodate outdoor electrical panels including (8) 20 amp GFCI Receptacles, (3) 30 amp 240V receptacles and (2) 50 amp, 240V receptacles. If you require a bar, it is possible to have the LLBO licencing extended outside.

Covid Protocols - Effective March 1, 2022

Subject to Change


Prior to use, groups must complete a Township of Cramahe rental agreement. Each group will need to prepare a COVID-19 Safety Plan and present it to the Manager of the Facility.


 Masks/Facial coverings must be worn at all times. They may only be removed when the user is leaving the dressing room to enter the ice surface.

  • Participants may enter the building no earlier than 25 minutes prior to the start of their ice time.
  • Participants must enter through the main entrance and follow the signage.
    • All patrons who enter the building are encouraged to sanitize their hands using the hand sanitizer dispenser provided.
    • All patrons must be actively screened prior to entering

 Minimum screening questions are:

1)  Do you have any of the following new or worsening symptoms or signs? Symptoms should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions.

  • Fever or chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Sore throat, trouble swallowing
  • Runny nose/stuffy nose or nasal congestion
  • Decrease or loss of smell or taste
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Not feeling well, extreme tiredness, sore muscles

2)  Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?

3)  Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?

 If any member of the public entering Keeler Centre answers “YES” to any of the above questions, they must not enter the facility and to call their health care provider. 

  • Spectators are permitted to be in the facility, to a maximum of 50% building capacity. Spectators must not loiter in the hallways / lobby area. The spectator seating occupancy limit will be posted at the facility. A minimum of 2 metres or 6 feet between spectators is mandatory. Spectators must immediately leave the facility once the booking is completed, unless they are a parent/guardian of a young child who requires supervision.
    • All parents or guardians entering the facility must always wear a mask as per Provincial Regulation 364/20, Schedule 1, Section 2 (4). https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200364
    • Mask exceptions will only be excepted when a Province of Ontario QR code is presented and scanned by staff. 

Upon Building Entry

  • Dressing rooms are assigned to each user group and will be posted on the monitor located in the lobby.
    • Dressing rooms have signage/markers to indicate seating for proper social distancing. If additional rooms are required, please consult with arena staff.
    • Dressing rooms will be available no more than 25 minutes prior to the start of the ice time. Users are asked to arrive as close to “ready to play” as possible.
    • Showers and washrooms in the dressing rooms will be available, however, participants must respect the 20-minute time limit if they choose to use the showers. If it is determined that players are unable to meet the departure time of 20 minutes after ice time ends, then showers will not be permitted.

Ice Entry 

  • Participants waiting to enter the ice must not congregate at the rink entrance. Participants / coaches are to wait in their assigned dressing rooms with masks on until the flood is complete & ice resurfacer door is closed. Helmets should only go on right before leaving the dressing room, ensuring masks are kept on as long as possible.

 On-Ice Procedure 

  • The maximum capacity of on-ice participants and coaches is 75 participants. This number includes players and coaches on the bench.
  • Games / Scrimmages / amateur and recreational sports leagues may resume, and physical contact is permitted.
  • While on the ice for practices, figure skaters, hockey schools, or individuals working on skill development they must adhere to physical distance measures.
  • Many groups operate or are sanctioned by provincial or national governing. These groups must adhere to any return to play guidelines, vaccination policies, and screening policies developed by these governing organizations (i.e., OHF, Skate Ontario, Hockey Canada, Ontario Broomball)
  • Participants will not share water bottles.
  • Absolutely no spitting or clearing your nose in the facility or on the ice.
    • Players benches will be available and additional seating will be available if required to maintain physical distance between participants.
    • Only 1 person may enter the scorekeeper’s box at a time. The arena staff will provide sanitizer spray and paper towels. If the renter chooses to use the score clock, they will be responsible for sanitizing the controls before and after use.

Exit Ice and Building Procedure 

  • At the end of the booking, participants must exit the ice promptly in single file and return to their assigned dressing room.
    • ALL Participants/Spectators must exit the building through the double exit doors by dressing room # 1 within 20 minutes of the end of their ice time.
    • Hand sanitizer dispensers are mounted at each of the exits.

Safety Protocol 

  • Proof of vaccination is no longer a requirement to enter the facility but leagues may have their own protocols/policies regarding vaccination.
  • Dressing rooms will be sanitized between bookings.
    • Social gatherings of participants and parents or guardians both before and after the booking inside the arena is not permitted. This includes spectator stands, change rooms, lobbies, hallways, etc.… Please limit gathering outside of arenas. Ensure a two-metre physical distance and wearing masks if parents and/or participants are gathering in the arena parking lots.
    • Limit carpooling and meals (in homes or at restaurants) to those within your household.
      • Any positive cases of COVID by any participants and spectators (players, coaches, trainers, managers, parents, guardians, etc.) must be reported to Manager of facility immediately (Chris Curwin E: ccurwin@cramahe.ca P: 905-355-2846 ext. 121)
      • Please note that sanitization of all other arena spaces will occur periodically. Washrooms will be sanitized four times daily.
      • Wash your hands - Practice physical distancing - Do not share equipment.
      • Northumberland Stars Jr. A players & coaches will have own enter & exit doors at rear of Keeler Centre, and all be double vaccinated under (GMHL) guidelines. Enter 1 hour before practice & game times, must stay in dressing room only & no dryland training inside facility.
      • To ensure The Keeler Centre can remain open and safe, please obey all rules as presented.

 Zero tolerance. Failure to follow guidelines and policies could result in immediate ejection from the facility and future booking privileges revoked. The Township of Cramahe may cancel future bookings without refund.

Contact Information

80 Division Street, P.O. Box 357
Colborne, ON    K0K 1S0
Ph. (905) 355-2846

Keeler Centre Contacts

Chris Curwin

Greg Metcalfe

Manager of Parks, Recreation and Facilities

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Lead-hand 

Ext. 121

Ext. 127



Forms and Applications

Castleton Town Hall Rental
Free Facility Request Form
Rotary Hall/Arena Pad Rental

Local Recommended Caterers 

Donna Rusaw, Black Dress Catering

Black Dress Catering is a business owned and operated by Donna Rusaw. Donna has 17 years of combined experience in Restaurant, Bakery and Banquet, & Special Events Management. Black Dress Catering is pleased to work closely with each customer on menus, details and budget requirements. Donna would be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding your catering requirements. Call Donna at 905-375-8575 or email her at donnarusaw@hotmail.com

Darren Lawn, King's Plate Catering

Darren's passion for the culinary arts started at the early age of twelve when he began to prepare meals for family and friends. He continued his culinary journey when he entered into a co-operative placement within the Holiday Inn Corporation at fourteen years old. Upon completion of High School Darren attended George Brown College in a Chef Apprenticeship program where he honed his culinary skills and discovered his flare for food excellence. Since graduation Darren has wowed his clients with his culinary creations! King's Plate Catering offers complete event planning and preparation – whether you require us to handle a few details or manage the entire event King's Plate will deliver a flawless and outstanding occasion. Call Darren at 905-344-7095 or email him at kingsplate@hotmail.com