Community Facilities / Robson Valley Recreation Centre



The Robson Valley Recreation Centre is subject to frequent changes under COVID-19 BC Public Health Orders and WorkSafeBC regulations. Please call the Arena for the latest facility hours.

Please note:

  • FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED in all areas of the facility by those aged 5 and older as per the Province of BC's Public Health Orders
  • adult team sports are now being offered again
  • child and youth programs continue

Spectators are allowed at sport activities up to 50% of the arena capacity, provided those 12 and older are fully vaccinated and face masks are worn by those 5 and older.

Proof of Vaccination

As per Provincial Public Health Orders, effective October 24, only fully vaccinated people (12 and older) can access the Recreation Centre for non-organized recreational sports. Reservations are recommended to use the arena floor (during ice off). The facility's front doors are locked and staff will meet users with appointments to confirm vaccination status. 

Showing Proof of Vaccination:

  • BC Vaccine Card plus government photo ID
  • out of province patrons must provide immunization cards from their home province plus government photo ID
  • proof of vaccination is not required for child and youth under the age of 21 participating in an organized recreational sport

Staff are required to ensure the Province of BC Public Health Orders and Northern Health Restrictions are being followed by those accessing the facility. Bullying and harassment of staff will not be tolerated. 

Current Schedule

  • Monday - Friday: 6 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 12 pm - 10 pm

The Robson Valley Recreation Centre is undergoing upgrades to the facility and the ice making equipment. Due to extenuating circumstances and delays in equipment delivery, there is no re-opening date for the area at this time.

Fitness Facilities

  • The FitPit is CLOSED until further notice as per the Province of BC's Public Health Orders

Court Sports and Arena Floor (ice off)

  • COVID occupancy for courts and arena floor has a reduced facility capacity

Recreation Centre COVID-19 Operations - What Does This Mean?

  • COVID procedures and screening apply for all who are entering the facilities
  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing, and physical distancing
  • Reduced capacity and operating hours

General Information

The Robson Valley Recreation Centre is a 30,000 ft² facility that offers recreational activities year round including a 500 seat regulation size hockey arena, two sheets of curling ice and a 125 seat lounge. The Recreation Centre fitness facility, the FitPit, has steppers and treadmills, recumbent bikes, 8 Paramount toning machines and a full line of free weights. There is also a convert-a-court, a moving wall system for playing squash, racquetball, wallyball and basketball, and the area can be opened up for meetings and social events. Rink surfaces are used for roller hockey, tennis, indoor soccer and social events like weddings and dances in the summer.

To rent the Robson Valley Recreation Centre, contact Community Services: or 1-800-667-1959 to discuss your rental needs and complete a rental agreement.

  • All events and organized recreational activities booked at the Recreation Centre require event insurance to a minimum value of $3,000,000 Commercial General Liability. At the Regional District's discretion, more CGL can be required depending on the type of event and activities taking place. Event organizers are encouraged to shop around for event insurance with insurance agents or at *
  • If guests will be dining, consult Northern Interior Health for guidelines and regulations.
  • If alcoholic beverages will be served, consult the BC Liquor Board for guidelines and regulations.

Physical Address
461 Columbia
McBride, BC

Facility Manager: Lyle Lewis

Mailing Address
PO Box 760
McBride, BC  V0J 2E0


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