The Town of Cochrane promotes an active style of living and is proactive in providing many recreational activities that allow our residents to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. Our summers are filled with activity for the whole family. Centrally located, the town’s beautiful, spring-fed Lake Commando is refuge from the hot July sun. Winters offer up some of the finest Northern Ontario traditions, like snowmobiling, ice fishing, pond and recreational ice hockey. A four season destination of wonderfully unexpected adventure.
DOABLE NEIGHBOURHOOD PROJECTS
Created to plan around people and not cars, the Doable Neighbourhood Projects include a variety of free and low cost initiatives that encourage people to be active and social in an outdoor environment.
Cochrane is the birthplace of Tim Horton, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame who founded the Tim Hortons doughnut and coffee shop chain back in 1964. Horton also grew up playing ice hockey in Cochrane. In 1948, he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization; eventually winning four Stanley Cups and becoming a legendary stature for the historic franchise. And so, this state-of-the-art and newest recreational complex in Northeastern Ontario was named after Mr. Horton. Learn all about the centre’s extensive features and what it brings to the community.
WINTER OPERATING HOURS
From September to April, the recreational complex and its features are open to the local community and visitors alike.
|Monday – Thursday||7:30am – 8:30pm|
|Friday||7:30am – 7:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 3:00pm 4:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
SUMMER OPERATING HOURS
Below are open hours from May to August. The ice may not be available; however, the remainder of the complex activities are open to the local community and visitors.
|Monday – Thursday||9:00am – 8:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Saturday – Sunday||9:00am – 2:00pm|
FACILITY CLOSURE HOLIDAYS
The Tim Horton Events Centre will be fully closed for all of the following 2017 holidays.
|New Year’s||January 1,2|
|Good Friday||March 30|
|Easter Monday||April 2|
|Victoria Day||May 21|
|Canada Day||July 1|
|Remembrance Day||November 11|
|Boxing Day||December 26|
Welcome to the home of the Cochrane Crunch. The town’s Junior ‘A’ hockey team keeps the arena and our community busy in the winter, hosting teams from all over Northern Ontario. Featuring a newly renovated VIP viewing box above the ice surface, the arena’s seating capacity is well over six hundred people.
THE BEARS DEN
See all the action from the best seats in the house, from the Bears Den. An ideal place to entertain clients, host a party, say thank you to staff members, or just enjoy a night out with family and friends.
PUBLIC SKATING & ICE RENTALS
The arena is available to public and private users throughout the winter months. Below are a list of public skating and ice rental rates. Please note that all rentals must be paid at the time of booking, with a minimum 24 hours cancellation notice. Otherwise the booking will be billed.
|User Groups – Youth | Senior||$72.65|
|User Groups – Adult||$135.35|
SUMMER PAD RENTAL RATES
From May to August, the ice is removed to uncover a concrete pad that can be used for almost any indoor sport or event. The pad can be rented on a per hour basis.
|Youth | Senior||$35.60|
|SOP & Commercial||$77.80|
The complex boasts a beautiful fun-filled swimming pool, complete with a whirlpool, a unique lazy river, and a 21′ foot high water slide, all set in a simulated tropical beach setting complete with palm trees. Wonderfully unexpected and unlike anything you will find anywhere else in the north. Our pool is fully supervised and hosts various public, family, and adult swims during the week. Our lifeguards are fully trained to provide swimming lessons and do so on a personal basis.
|Infant (0-24 months)||Free|
|Child (25 Months – 14 Years)||$4.35|
|Youth (15 – 17 Years)||$4.80|
|Adult (18 – 59 Years)||$5.40|
|Senior (60+ Years)||$4.80|
PASSES & MEMBERSHIPS
|10 Pass Child||$32.65|
|10 Pass Youth||$36.80|
|10 Pass Adult||$41.50|
|10 Pass Senior||$36.80|
|3 Month Child||$56.45|
|3 Month Youth||$64.95|
|3 Month Adult||$74.90|
|3 Month Senior||$64.95|
|6 Month Child||$108.55|
|6 Month Youth||$124.85|
|6 Month Adult||$144.05|
|6 Month Senior||$124.85|
|Aqua Fit Classes – Daily||$6.90|
|Aqua Fit – 12 Pass Card||$68.85|
|Aqua Fit – 30 Pass Card||$139.70|
|1 – 25 Persons||$115.90|
|26 – 55 Persons||$144.25|
|51 – 100 Persons||$172.75|
|Slide (45 Minutes)||$48.50|
Please review the pool’s new admission standards. These new standards will enhance the safety among young non-swimmers by requiring direct supervision by parents or guardians. It will still be to the lifeguards discretion to remove any patron that does not adhere to these standards or the general pool rules.
Children under the age of 10 years who need direct supervision. Must be accompanied by 12 year old, who is within arms reach at all times.
Children between the ages of 6 to 9 who are unaccompanied and require a swim test to remain in the pool area.
Children between the ages of 6 to 10 years old, who are able to demonstrate comfort on water and pass the facility swim test, may be admitted to the pool unaccompanied.
FACILITY SWIM TEST
All swimmers between the ages of 6 to 10 years old must demonstrate the ability to comfortable swim 15 metres in deep water at the start of every swim. This admission can not be altered.
The centre provides a fitness centre of 500 square feet, which includes new equipment for patrons to enjoy. Also available are custom fitness programs as well as specialty classes such as spinning, yoga and step.
Have a look at our upcoming winter fitness schedule and take a moment to download a copy of the latest Fitness Centre brochure. Get in shape with us this winter.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Members are encouraged to read and abide by the Fitness Centre rules and regulations. Download a copy of the current Fitness Centre rules and regulations by clicking on the link below.
|Monday-Thursday||7:30am – 8:00pm|
|Friday||7:30am – 7:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am-3:00pm – 4:30pm-8:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
CHANTAL JOANIS FITNESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Telephone: (705) 272-5084 | ext. 4
Membership cards must be presented when using the Fitness Centre.
The centre is proud to have a beautiful community hall that hosts many special functions throughout the year. It has a ground level entrance, a fully equipped kitchen that any caterer would love, and can accommodate up to 613 people. The hall may be booked per day or for a weekend, depending on customer needs.
|1 Day Event | Option 1||$803.35|
|1 Day Event | Option 2||$975.70|
|2 Day Event | With Alcohol||$1,526.45|
|1 Day Hall Rental||$527.95|
|2 Day Hall Rental||$1,003.10|
|Meeting Rate (Min. 4 Hours)||$154.90|
|Hourly Rate After Minimum||$38.75|
|Kitchen Only Rental (8hrs)||$135.45|
|Media Centre Room Rental||$34.90|
|Arena Boardroom (Hourly)||$31.00|
|Hourly rate for set up or take down||$57.40|
DETAILED PACKAGE RATES
To learn more about the rates above and the options they entail, download a copy of the hall brochure by clicking on the link below.
|Friday||9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 3:00am|
|Sunday||9:00am – 12:00pm|
|Friday||12:00pm – 11:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 3:00am|
|Sunday||9:00am – 12:00pm|
The hall is a permanently LLBO licensed hall that offers bartending services for any special occasion. Bartending services are provided at a rate of $15.00 per hour, and can also be included in a package.
BEACHES & PARKS
Cochrane is a sparkling jewel in the summertime. With Lake Commando providing a refreshing refuge from the summer heat and being smack dab in the heart of the community. This spring fed lake features a supervised beach complex along the north shore. Take in a two kilometre stroll around the lake or find a local park and enjoy a walk, as well as many other recreational activities that wait your presence.
Part of Cochrane’s charm is beautiful Lake Commando, a community crown jewel situated at the center of town, making it a favourite spot for many residents. Soak up the sun at our local downtown beach. Our newest additions to the beach include Kayak, Canoe, and Pedal Boat Rentals, as well as a Tube Water Slide that splashes into Lake Commando. You can easily spend a whole day at the beach.
Safety and Endurance courses are offered during the month of July. Whether you’re preparing for the Round the Lake swim or you would like to learn more about summer safety, these courses are an excellent way to get in shape and enjoy the summer weather.
Our supervised beach and is open daily for the most part of the summer. Swim at your own risk during unsupervised days and hours.
|Beach Access||July 1 – August 31|
|Open Daily||12:00pm – 6:00pm|
- Water Tubing Slide
- Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Board Rentals
- Pedal Boat Rentals
- Volleyball Court
- Charcoal Barbecues
- Picnic Tables
- 2.2KM of Walking & Cycling Trails
On Lake Commando, Memorial Park commemorates the fallen soldiers of Cochrane who have fought for our country. This trail connects through the center of Commando Lake and around to the town’s retail hub, passing over the Commando bridge and beside the bandstand. A residential favourite trail to walk or cycle during the summer months.
Hillcrest Park is a favourite area for kids to enjoy. This park has everything you need for a fun-filled afternoon at the playground.
- Playground Equipment
- Basketball Courts
- Portable Toilets On Site
- Nearby Soccer Field, Baseball Field, & Skatepark
The municipality of Cochrane maintains two baseball parks, namely the Glackmeyer and George Ash. The fields play host to summer tournaments, as well mixed senior, intermediate, and minor league softball seasons.
This part of Northeastern Ontario has an abundant variety of great golf courses within the many small regional communities, and we believe that you should take advantage of these well kept courses whenever you can. Start with our very own nine-hole golf course, right in the middle of town, and make your way through the region, with over five golf courses less than an hour away, in any direction. Discover your own northern golfing tour.
LEE GOLF CLUB
LOCATION | COCHRANE
Golfers will surely want to check out the Lee Golf Club, with its licensed and air-conditioned clubhouse and pro shop. Whether you want to lounge on the viewing deck or hit the nine holes yourself, or maybe even test your skills on the course’s signature hole number 6. No matter the day or time of year, you are sure to have a fantastic afternoon at Lee Golf Club.
REGIONAL GOLF COURSES
ABITIBI GOLF CLUB
LOCATION | IROQUOIS FALLS
Abitibi Golf Club gives the golfer a feeling that is not found anywhere else. They have an eager staff that is committed to providing you with customer service that will make your golf visit memorable. Each year, new golfers are tested by their challenging course. A day on the course at Abitibi Golf Club is a great way to get together with friends, coworkers or family.
KAPUSKASING GOLF CLUB
LOCATION | KAPUSKASING
Established in 1937, the Kapuskasing Golf Club appears to have been literally carved out of the thick forest of Northern Ontario. This is target style golf at its best, with mature trees and sand traps which appear on almost every hole will challenge the shot placement skills of any golfer to the limit. The wooded terrain is typical of the area, with some gentle ups and downs. Your visit to the Kapuskasing Golf Club is enhanced by the well stocked CPGA pro-shop, great bar and lounge area. Their courteous, bilingual staff will be sure to make your visit at the club an enjoyable one.
BLACK RIVER GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
LOCATION | MATHESON
This nine-hole golf course is located just outside of Black River-Matheson, on Highway 11 South. It is a public golf course that opened back in 1992. The Black River Golf & Country Club measures 2953 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels, and is open from May to October.
HOLLINGER GOLF CLUB
LOCATION | TIMMINS
The Hollinger Golf Club is Northern Ontario’s premier 18-hole Championship fully bent grass golf course. With two distinct nine-hole loops appropriately named the Highlands and the Lakelands, it plays from 4,300 yards up to 6548 yards as a par 72. Warm up your game on one of the best driving ranges in the north or indulge in the clubhouse. The promise to you is great golf, good food and friendly service. A enjoyable and challenging experience for all golfers!
SPRUCE NEEDLES GOLF CLUB
LOCATION | TIMMINS
The Spruce Needles Golf Club is located in Timmins Ontario, 1 hour south of Cochrane on Highway 101. Spruce Needles Golf Club is situated alongside the beautiful Mattagami River. 18 holes of championship golf await you, challenging even the most adept golfer. Narrow fairways, ample sand traps and well placed ponds will challenge the best on this superb layout. The course is soft spiked only and offers a complete golf and clubhouse facility. The clubhouse is a split level building with two entrances, one to the lockers, and another to the public lounge. The main floor of the building overlooks the beautiful Mattagami River.
Cochrane is home to a variety of community programs and clubs that cater to all ages and activity levels. Those seeking an opportunity to stay fit while engaging in either a team or individual sport have a bevy of activities to choose from right within the community. Scroll through the many options below, using the scrolling menu to access additional club details.
COCHRANE DERBY GURLZ
Want to try something new and exciting? This fast-paced and high energy sport is not only a thrill to watch but an even bigger thrill to participate in. Whether you are looking for a different way to stay in shape or you want to experience something new, the Cochrane Derby Gurlz are exactly what you are looking for.
COCHRANE CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB
The club maintains 30 kilometres of locally groomed ski trails and snowshoeing trails for outdoor enthusiasts. The trails are situated behind the Cochrane Curling Club and are available from December until March. Keep an eye out for club organized night skiing with hot chocolate to keep you warm, as well as family days to be enjoyed by everyone!
POLAR BEAR RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
The Polar Bear Riders Snowmobile Club is a member of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile. They take pride in their #1 ranked, 650 kilometres of well-groomed, safe and adventurous snowmobile trails. The Abitibi Canyon Loop is open during the winter season! This loop is a full day adventure in the snow for all to enjoy. Fuel and food can be purchased at the Abitibi Base Camp during your adventure on the 240 kilometre of trail ride.
COCHRANE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Cochrane Minor Hockey Association is dedicated to serving youth minor hockey players from Cochrane and the surrounding area.
COCHRANE FIGURE SKATING CLUB
The Cochrane Figure Skating Club offers a variety of figure skating classes, including both CanSkate and StarSkate programs and sessions. Learn to skate in a professional environment, at the Tim Horton Events Centre.
COCHRANE CURLING CLUB
The Cochrane Curling Club has four sheets of ice. It is active with a variety of leagues from November until March. New, existing, and former members are always welcome to the club!
YOUTH BOWLING COUNCIL
This is a place where people come to have fun with friends and family. Come in to play a couple of games or even book a party. The best thing about Butch’s Bowling is that it’s a place to be yourself, where no one judges and the atmosphere is all about comfort. Bowling leagues start in September and finish in June. Available are women, men, mixed, seniors, and youth leagues.