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APM Centre will be closed to the public effective Jan 19, 2022, due to the new Public Health order.
All Memberships will be extended for the closure period automatically.

Please see updated hours due to new covid restrictions

Covid information Updated Oct 26, 2021,
Changes will be update here as we work through the required regulations

Vax Pass Required for Entry as per Public Health Order (October 5, 2021)
  • Your will be required to show proof of vaccination and government issued ID for access all areas at the APM Centre.
  • This applies to individuals who are 12 years of age and older.
  • Unless they are a participant in an organized activity for youth where all are 18 years and under.
  • Vaccination proof and ID must be shown every time you entre and you must be able to provide proof at any time requested by staff or public health.
APM Centre
Please realize we need to keep participant groups separated and while entering the building people must be ensuring 6 ft. distancing.  Please do not block the entrance we have groups moving into different areas of the building all the time. The entrance space can have unvaccinated people that have not yet shown proof. 

APM Centre Covid-19 Screening
  1. If you are feeling ill, you are not permitted to use the building.
  2. If you are coughing or sneezing, please do so into your sleeve and immediately sanitize or wash your hands.
  3. People that have been a close contact for Covid-19 and requested to self-isolate are not permitted to enter the building.
APM Centre Covid-19 General Guidelines
  1. Mandatory masks and all people entering the building. 
  2. 6ft distancing must be maintained.
  3. Users may remove their mask while participating in a fitness activity. 
  4. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we work through operating with the covid-19 restrictions. 
  5. The staff on site will assist with questions and will be ensuring that we are following our operational plan and providing a safe environment for all users.
  6. Start time for all events will be staggered starts so please respect your arrival and departure time limits.
  7. Shower facilities are not available currently to any user. (unless prior arrangements are made) 
  8. Weight room and track Members will use their membership card to obtain entrance.  Every member of the weight room and track member must have a card attached to their name.
  9. Stairs and hallways are marked as a two-way traffic area and will limit to one person at a time to allow for 6 ft. social distance. 
  10. People are not permitted to loiter in the building. 
  11. Some areas in the building are considered no stop zones and are used only to move people to their booked space.
  12. All users need to bring their own water bottle as there are no drinking stations.
  13. We have several locations for hand washing. There will be several stations with hand sanitizer.
  14. Where possible people should bring their own equipment for use in the building. (mats, balls etc)
  15.  Elevator use is limited to one person/ family at a time.

APM Centre Covid-19 Arena Guidelines

At this time Arena Activities are Shut down

  1. Please do not block the entrance to the building remain in your car until it is your entrance time.
  2. Player, coaches, dressing room volunteers arrival time 30 to 15 minutes before Ice Time. All on ice users should be in the facility 15 minutes prior to ice time. Late arrivals will have to wait until it is safe to enter. (U7 Hockey see special plan)
  3. Departure Time: Hold in the dressing room until all spectators have been exited from the building and the team volunteers advise it is safe to leave (About 5 to 10 min). All participants must be gone within 30 minutes after ice time.
  4. No spitting
  5. No Handshaking
  6. No use of Showers allowed at this time. (unless prior arrangements are made) 
  7. Payment to be received in advance by e-transfer to (ensure centre is spelled correctly) or make a payment arrangement with General Manager.
  8. Main Contact for each group must provide their name and number. All Groups must have a parent responsible for the group if any users are under 18 years of age. 
  9. The arena is divided as follows: all groups stay separate at entrance, exit and during activities:  participant gourp 1 on ice 50 people,  participants group 2 people leaving or preparing  to go on ice 50 people, spectators group 3 unlimitied approx 200 people  6 foot distance should be maintained from others outside you family unit.
  10. Participant groups includes players, coaches, trainer, managers, and volunteers. Managers and volunteers need to limit contact with player groups and can move to the stands once their jobs are done. We need to have limited parent in the dressing rooms. Participants and spectators should have limited crossover
  11. All coaches are to dress with the team. The officials’ room is only to be used by the officials. (Coaches of opposite sex above U13 will need to use first aid room or the Lobby area for games) 
  12. Moving in, out and within the facility: please be respectful of all users allowing for 6ft distance whenever possible, and if others are in a hallway please wait until this space is clear.
  13. Players injured from a previous game, or suspended, must choose to be part of on ice group or be a spectator.
    a.    If they choose to be a spectator, they must show proof of vaccination if over 12 years and cannot join the team during the game or after the game.
    b.    If they choose to be part of the player group, they must move to the bench area with the team. Standing beside the bench or on the bench and dressed as per minor hockey rules. 

  14. Spectator groups entrance
    1. All spectators must wear a non-medical mask to be allowed entrance to the facility.
    2.  All spectators enter when the once the facility has exited all the prior group spectators. (entrance will happen when the ice time before spectators have left the building approx. 10 min before the start of the ice time) 
    3. Lobby area is available to make purchase at the canteen but we have limited space so please move into the stands in the arena. 
  15. Spectator groups exit
    1. Spectators are to wait to leave the building until all players and coaches have returned to the dressing rooms.
    2. Spectators in will exit while zamboni is cleaning the ice once the players have entered the dressing rooms Two exit locations are by dressing room 1 and 2, and dressing room 3 and 4  Each team/group must have a volunteers to assist in the exiting of the spectators to ensure no crossover between cohorts. 
  16. Participants in Dressing rooms, will wear their masks in the dressing rooms until helmets are put on for your ice time.    
  17. Officials are to exit by dressing room 1 and 2 please  of the front door please allow for 6ft distance when other groups are moving through these areas.
  18. No gear can be left in the dressing rooms or the officials’ room.  
  19. All on ice participants must stay in the dressing room until it is time to move to the ice. No one should be standing in by the glass.
  20. We do have designated area for wheelchairs and those that cannot climb stairs. Please see a volunteer or staff.  
  21. We do not have a warm room so please come dressed for the arena as all spectators must stay in the seating area for the duration of the game. 
  22. The Canteen will be open for some time during each ice time Staff will advise when you must return to your seat.  
  23. Spectators can entre at any time but should be respfull other player groups that are entering and maintaim 6th distance. 
  24. Spectators washrooms are in the arena and lobby. 
  25.  Under 7 age group: Normally Wed 4:00pm, 5:10pm & Sat 8:00am, 9:10am  
    1. Group 1, 200 people max: : Wed 4:00pm and Sat 8:00am- will have one parent and one child entre 30 minutes prior to ice time other family will entre once the group ahead has left the building. (About 5 minutes before ice time). The on-ice players and spectators will be one group of 200 people. All spectators will leave the fire exit that the players are in by dressing rm 3 and 4. 
    2. Parents taking kids in must ensure they have a mask on at all times and should leave the dressing room as soon as the player is ready for the ice. coaches will be responsible to get the youth on to the ice. 
    3. Where possible 6th distance should be maintained.
    4. Group 2, 200 people max:  Wed 5:10pm and 9:10am will have one parent and one child entre 30 minutes prior to ice time other family will entre once the group ahead has left the building. (About 5 minutes before ice time). The on-ice players and spectators will be one group of 200 people. All spectators will leave the fire exit that the players are in by dressing rm 1 and 2. 
    5. Parents taking kids in must ensure they have a mask on at all times and should leave the dressing room as soon as the player is ready for the ice. coaches will be responsible to get the youth on to the ice. 
    6. Where possible 6th distance should be maintained.
  26. Under 9 A teams age group (Under 9 AA team will follow the main plan ) 
    1. Spectators and players one group of 200 people. 
    2. Players will arrive 30 to 15 min prior to ice time one parent and one child. 
    3. Parents taking kids in must ensure they have a mask on at all times and should leave the dressing room as soon as the player is ready for the ice. coaches will be responsible to get the youth on to the ice. 
    4. parents moving to the stands need to ensure they allow 6ft distance from other family units.
    5. At this time the volunteers and parents can mover to put the across board up and go to the stands with fellow family members. 
    6. At the end of the ice time, they can pick up their child and leave the building via the fire exit.

APM Centre Covid-19 Gymnasium Guidelines

At this time only small groups allowed to include family members, some sports no premitted. please call and leave a message we will return the call when time allows.

  1. All users will need to pre-book the gymnasium. (see gym page for more details)
  2. All groups that book must provide a name and phone number for the main contact.  
  3. Total number in party is provided at the time of booking. Any increase in numbers the facility should be notified.
  4. Arrival Time: No more than 5 min before booked time and must be in by booked time. 5- minute window for entrance.  
  5. Departure Time: is immediately at the end of your booked time. All must be departed within 2 minutes.
  6. Group is asked to come dressed and ready for physical activity. 
  7. Shoes should be removed in the hallway to the gym and indoor shoes put on inside the gym area at the designated chairs in the gym. Absolutely no outdoor footwear allowed in the gym area.
  8. Court groups must do as best as possible to stay in their designated booked court. 
  9. See fees page for rental fees. 
  10. Gymnasium users can use the locker room washrooms.
  11. During gymnasium use 6-ft distancing must be always respected, except for incidental contact.
  12. Users should bring in their own personal equipment. Any borrowed equipment should be cleaned prior to use by the participant. 

APM Centre Covid-19 Weight Room and Walking Track Guidelines

  1. All users must have a change of footwear to use in the building.
  2. We ask that you enter, complete workout, and then leave immediately following your work out. weight room and track members will use their membership card to obtain entrance.  Every member must have a card attached to their name for contact tracing. 
  3. People are asked to come dressed and ready to work out. 
  4. Shoes are to be changed upstairs.
  5. Entry: Enter through the main doors, turn ridght and head straight to the 2nd floor.
  6. Departure: Exit through the designated door at the bottom of the stairs please don’t return to the lobby area on the main floor. (fire exit door as well). 
  7. In the weight room people are expected to clean equipment prior to and after use.  
  8. We have expanded the weight room into the classroom space to allow for social distancing
  9. Walking track is limited to 20 people, and all must walk in the same direction based on the time of day. People must walk single file unless they are from the same household.  Direction will change every 15 minutes. Direction changes at 00min, 15min, 30min and 45min of every hour.
  10. People are not permitted to bring small children to the weight room. Only youth that would be working out.
  11. All members will be expected to card into the facilities. 
  12. Non-members must pay the guest fee and sign in at the canteen this option is only available if space allows and during the hours of 8:30am to 9:00pm.
Hours of Operation for members: Track, and Weight Room Hours
For Gymnasium times you must book ahead.
Updated Holiday Hours
Fri. Dec 24, 6:00am to 1:00 pm
Sat. Dec 25, Closed
Sun. Dec 26, Closed
Mon. Dec 27, 7:30am to 8:30pm
Tue. Dec 28, to Thur Dec 30 6:00am to 9:30pm daily
Fri. Dec 31, 6:00am to 5:00pm
Sat. Jan 1,  Closed
Sun. Jan 2, 8:30am to 7:30pm
Mon. Jan 3, 6:00am to 9:30pm
Updated Hours
Tentative May change due to COVID Restrictions
March 2022 to May 2022
May 2022 to September 2022
September 2022 to October 2022
Monday to Thursday 
6:00am to 9:30pm
Friday 6:00am to 9.00pm
Monday to Thursday 
6:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 6:00am to 8.00pm
Monday to Thursday 
6:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 6:00am to 7.00pm
Monday to Thursday 
6:00am to 9:30pm
Friday 6:00am to 9.00pm
7:30am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm
8:30am to 7:30pm
12:00pm to 9:00pm

12:00pm to 9:00pm 
 Please note due to the Vax Pass the front door will be locked at these posted hours weight room and  track members will be premitted to stay in the building until 10:30pm on most evenings (provinding the staff are still in the building) they will have to exit via the designated exit for members.

Please Note: The hours of operation may change slightly without any notice due to events.  Please see signs in the building noting closures due to facility bookings and changes in schedules.  You can also check our event line for closure information at 902-628-8513.

Storm Closures: In the event of inclement weather, building closure will be announced on the local radio station.  You can also phone our information line at 902-628-8513, Ext. 225 for closure information.

Contact Information:
Phone: 628-8513        Fax: 628-8511    Web site:

Email responded to normally during business hours.

Staff on Duty (Gymnasium Booking)
Please leave a message not always by the phone. 

Extension 225

Arena staff 

Extension 224

General Manager:  (Arena Booking)
Donna Butler 

Extension 221   


Mailing Address:
35 Mercedes Drive, P.O. Box 178, Cornwall, PE C0A 1H0

The Facility consists of a rink, gymnasium/community room, a walking track, and a fitness/ weight room. The rink has an ice surface 85 by 200 and seating for about 600 people. The arena has 6 - 450 sq. foot dressing rooms.  The gymnasium is the same size as a high school gymnasium and is capable of seating 350 people for community events.  The walking track circles above the gymnasium. The fitness/weight room is approximately 1200 square feet.  A male and female changing room with lockers is available for the walking and gym area. There is also a large board room for meetings and a 1200 square foot multi-purpose room with a view of the ice surface.  The facility has both a canteen and kitchen. There is parking for 250 cars and the facility is completely wheelchair accessible.

Communities 13 Inc Charitable Donations: Communities 13 Inc would like to thank all our past contributors for their charitable donations.  As a charitable organization all donations are used towards offsetting cost that would otherwise have to pass on to the children and other users of the facility within our communities. Over the past 5 years charitable donations have generated $45,900. This money has been applied to the repayment of debt and interest on the debt. Again, thank you to these kind contributors.  Should you wish to become one of our contributors please contact Donna Butler at 628-8513 ext. 221.

Communities 13 Inc. is a not-for-profit charitable organization incorporated to construct, own and operate the APM Centre multi-use recreational complex. Each resident of the 13 communities is a member of the organization. The thirteen current or formlery known as communities consist of Afton, Clyde River, Cornwall, Darlington, Kingston, Hampshire, Meadowbank, Miltonvale Park, New Haven/Riverdale, North Wiltshire, Warren Grove and Winsloe South. The organization is governed by a board of directors.

Board of Directors Executive  Position Email
Geoffrey Connolly President At Large
Colin MacPhail  Vice President and Meadow Bank (Formally known as)  
Stephen Gould  Treasurer New Haven / Riverdale (Formally known as)   
Vacant  Secretary  
Maureen MacNevin Executive/ At Large  
Donna Butler General Manager

Board of Directors  Position
Robert Clow Afton (Formally known as)
Steven Shoemaker Clyde River
Minerva McCourt Cornwall
Vacant Darlington
Lorna MacGregor Hampshire
Gregg Dawson  Kingston
Colin MacPhail  Meadow Bank (Formally known as)
Sheila Curtis Miltonvale Park
Steven Gould New Haven / Riverdale (Formally known as) 
Vacant North Wiltshire
Neomie Wheatley Warren Grove
Vacant Winsloe South (Formally known as)
Shaun MacArthur West River
Christopher Drummond NRMHA 
Vacant CAFA (Formally known as)
Geoffrey Connolly At Large President
Jane Edmonds At Large
Darlene MacDonald At Large
Donalda Docherty At Large
Maureen MacNevin At Large/ Executive
Bob Clow  At Large
Rob MacAdam At Large
Sidney Annema At Large
Trevor MacNeill At Large