Shores Recreation Centre - Forest


7883 Amtelecom Parkway
Forest, ON N0N 1J0

Facility details

The Shores Recreation Centre opened its doors to Lambton Shores in 2007. The facility houses an arena, gymnasium, fitness centre, indoor walking track and two meeting rooms. The Municipality's Administrative Office is also located in this facility.


  • Ice Surface 
    • 1 NHL size rink (200 ft x 85 ft) (available September – March)
  • Seating capacity of 700, standing room for several hundred more 
  • Concrete Pad has a full capacity of 1200 (available April-August only)
  • Concession Booth - Operated by the Optimist Club of Forest - Opening Soon!
  • Sports and Recreation User Groups 
  • Public Skating 

Indoor walking track

Operating Hours

  • Monday - Friday - 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Access through the YMCA before 8:00 a.m. on weekdays. 


  • 1 full size basketball, volleyball, badminton and pickle ball courts 
  • Tumble equipment and some sports equipment available to use
  • Can be split into 2 by a curtain wall

Suncor Wellness Centre

Contact the YMCA at 519-786-9622 for program and membership information

Meeting rooms

  • Upper meeting room has a capacity of 8 
  • Lower meeting room has a capacity of 30
  • Tables and chairs provided

Municipal office

  • Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Located on the upper level of the facility
  • Administration, Clerks, By-Law, and Community Services departments


In the fall and winter, the ice can be rented out for private parties/functions, and during the spring and summer the concrete pad can be rented out for dances, trade shows and summer sports. The meeting rooms are ideal for committee meetings, small workshops and small social gatherings. The gymnasium is popular for birthday parties and organized sports.

All ice time rentals are based on a 50 minute hour with the additional 10 minutes of the hour set aside for the resurfacing of the ice. All resurfacing is at the discretion of Management, not the User Group. 

Visit our Plan an Event page for more details.


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