COMMUNITY

RECREATION

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.

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Residents

TOWN CONTACT

JASON BOYER

Point of contact for recreation

  • Tim Horton Events Centre
  • Commando Pavilion
  • Beaches & Parks
  • Sports Clubs
  • Sports Grounds

Tim Horton

EVENTS CENTRE

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.

CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19

The Tim Horton EventCentre will be closed as of April 3rd.
The facility will remain closed until such a time that the Provincial restrictions are lifted in the Porcupine Health Unit. We will continue to follow the recommendations of our Public Health Unit, Ministry of Health and Provincial and Federal Government.
We would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation during these difficult times.
The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane,
Community Services Department.

WINTER OPERATING HOURS

From September to April, the recreational complex and its features are open to the local community and visitors alike.

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday – 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 – Friday 7:30am – 8:00pm 
Saturday – Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

FACILITY CLOSURE HOLIDAYS

The Tim Horton Events Centre will be fully closed for all of the following holidays.

New Year’s 
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Thanksgiving
Remembrance Day
Christmas & Boxing Day
TIM HORTON EVENTS CENTRE
7 Tim Horton Drive
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-5084
Facebook: @Tim-Horton-Events-Centre

Facility

QUICK LINKS

THE ARENA

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 arena ice is out from mid May to September annually.

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.

Public Skating $3.85
Public Skating – Season Pass $170.50
User Groups – Youth | Senior $89.10 
Prime Time: Weekdays 5pm-11pm & Weekends 8am-11pm $162.80
Non-Prime Time: 8:00am-4:00pm $104.50
Schools $78.10
BUY A MEMBERSHIP OR PASS

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 $47.25
Adult $73.50
SOP & Commercial $105.01

SWIMMING POOL

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.

ADMISSION FEES

Child (under 17 Years) $5.25
Adult (18 – 59 Years) $6.30
Senior (60+ Years) $5.25

PASSES & MEMBERSHIPS

10 Pass Child (under 17 yrs) $42.00
10 Pass Adult  $50.40
10 Pass Senior (60+) $42.00
3 Month Child (under 17 yrs)  $67.06
3 Month Adult  $83.27
3 Month Senior (60+)  $67.06
6 Month Child (under 17 yrs)  $123.33
6 Month Adult $161.37
6 Month Senior (60+) $123.33
Yearly Child (under 17 yrs)  $192.92
Yearly Adult $249.17
Yearly Senior (60+) $192.93
Aqua Fit Classes – Daily $11.50
Aqua Fit – 12 Pass Card  $85.10
Aqua Fit – 30 Pass Card $178.25
Swimming lesson Preschool to SK 10 $69.00
Private Lesson (6x30min) $143.75
Non Profit Youth Org. Per Hour (1-25 ppl) $77.05
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RENTAL FEES

1 – 25 Persons $125.99
Every additional 25 ppl $31.50
Slide (45 Minutes) $52.50
Pool Locker Rental – Daily $2.10
Pool Locker Rental – Yearly $123.89
Sponsor Pool Rate (includes slide – 1 1/2 Hour) $388.80

POOL PROTOCOL DURING COVID-19

We ask that all patrons adhere to the following rules while visiting the Tim Horton Events Centre:
Wear a mask upon entering the facility and sanitize your hands.
Check in with the front desk on arrival and sign in with staff.
Wear your mask to the change rooms and while getting ready.
At this time the lockers and showers are unavailable.
Wear your mask to the pool deck and remove and hang it with your towel.
When exiting the pool area put your mask back on.
Follow the signage to exit the building.

At this time under guidance from the Porcupine Health Unit the following features are closed to the public; Sauna and Water Slide. Additional restrictions are in place and patrons are to follow the guidance of the lifeguards.

SWIMMING LESSONS

You can register for group or private swimming lessons at https://app.bookking.ca/cochraneontariopub/courses/index.asp

SWIMMING LESSON PRESCHOOL TO SK 10 $60.00
PRIVATE LESSON (6X30MIN) $125.00
Register

ADMISSION STANDARDS

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.

RED BRACELETS

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.

YELLOW BRACELETS

Children between the ages of 6 to 9 who are unaccompanied and require a swim test to remain in the pool area.

GREEN BRACELETS

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.

FITNESS CENTRE

The events 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.

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SIGN UP FOR A CLASS

FITNESS CENTRE FEES

Daily – Youth / Senior $9.45
Daily – Adult $10.50
10 Pass – Youth / Senior $81.90
10 Pass – Adult $92.40
Monthly – Youth / Senior $65.10
Monthly – Adult $76.65
3 Month – Youth / Senior $151.20
3 Month – Adult $189.00
6 Month – Youth / Senior $215.25
6 Month – Adult $288.75
Yearly – Youth / Senior $388.50
Yearly – Adult $472.50
Yearly Complex (Fitness & Pool) – Youth / Senior $517.50
Yearly Complex (Fitness & Pool) – Adult $662.40

Personal Training is also available.

CENTRE HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm 
Saturday – Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm
CHANTAL JOANIS
FITNESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Telephone: (705) 272-5084 | ext. 431
Email: chantal.joanis@cochraneontario.com

Members Notice

Membership cards must be presented when using the Fitness Centre.

BUY A PUNCH CARD

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.

RULES & REGULATIONS
REFUND POLICY

COMMUNITY HALL

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.

HALL RATES

1 Day Rental $548.55
1 Day Rental with Alcohol $983.25
Meeting Rate (Min. 8 Hours) $331.20
Hourly Rate After Minimum $39.33
Kitchen Only Rental (8 Hours) $165.60
Media Centre Room Rental (Hourly) $39.33
Arena Boardroom (Hourly) $33.12
Hourly rate for set up or take down $129.38

To see our venue availability or request a booking visit BookKing through the button below.

REQUEST A BOOKING

Commando

PAVILION

The Commando Pavilion is an special events venue for community gatherings, concerts, weddings, the local farmers’ market, Live at the Lakeside, Winter Carnival, Summerfest, and much more!
The pavilion features an indoor hall with a full kitchen facility and bar as well as an outdoor stage and bar area. Ample outdoor space and parking is also a part of the facility. Contact the Community Services department for more information about booking and availability.

Pavilion Building

1 Day Rental $548.55
1 Day Rental with Alcohol  $983.25
Meeting Rate (8 hour minimum) $331.20
Hourly (after 8 hours) $39.33
Hourly Rate – Set Up or Take Down $129.38
Kitchen Rental $165.60

Stage Building

Hourly Rate $65.00 
Sound/Light System per day $200.00
Stage Concession Stand per day $130.00

Deposits

Security Deposit $500.00

Security Deposit must be paid at the time of booking and will be returned after the event, provided there is no damage, lost locks or extra cleaning required.

Commando Pavilion
225 Fifth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-5084 (same as THEC)
Facebook: @CochranePavilion
PAVILION BROCHURE

Digital Sign

The Digital Sign at the Pavilion is available for your advertising purposes.

1 Week $40.00 + tax
1 Month $135.00 + tax
3 Months $315.00 + tax
6 Months $470.00 + tax
1 Year $775.00 + tax

Cochrane Board of Trade members receive a 20% discount on advertising with 3 month, 6 month or 1 year contracts.

One month of free advertising will be provided in the following situations:

  • Opening of a new business in the Town of Cochrane
  • Relocation of a new business in the Town of Cochrane
  • Grand re-opening of a business in the Town of Cochrane
  • Major expansion of a business in the Town of Cochrane

For more details on advertising on the Digital Sign, please download the Digital Sign Policy at the button below.

DIGITAL SIGN POLICY

Community

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 an unsupervised beach along the north shore with water craft rentals through out the summer months. 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.

LAKE COMMANDO BEACH

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.
During the summer months beach rentals are available from 12:00pm-7:00pm. Rentals include Kayaks, Canoes, and Pedal Boats. You can easily spend a whole day at the beach.

The Beach is open to the public from July 3rd to September 4th. However, the beach is unsupervised and parents/guardians are responsible for the welfare of their children,

Lake Features

  • Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Board Rentals
  • Pedal Boat Rentals
  • Volleyball Court
  • Charcoal Barbecues
  • Picnic Tables
  • 2.2KM of Walking & Cycling Trails

MEMORIAL PARK

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.

QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

On the East side of Lake Commando, Queen Elizabeth Park is an open area for walking and relaxation. A residential favourite area for picnic and watch nature during the summer months as well as a designated area for tobogganing in the winter months.

HILLCREST PARK

Hillcrest Park is a favourite area for kids to enjoy. This park has everything you need for a fun-filled afternoon at the playground. Park features include; playground equipment, swings, sandboxes, basketball courts, portable toilets on site and close to the glackmeyer soccer fields, baseball diamond and skate park.

SARA'S DOG PARK

Located near the Golf Course, Sara’s Dog Park is the only leash free dog park in Cochrane. It is a fenced area for dogs to freely run and socialize. We ask all owners to use their best judgement and understanding of their furry friends when deciding if their dogs will be able to interact in a friendly manner while at the park.

SILVER QUEEN PARK

Located at 77 Silver Queen Lake Road this park has a boat launch for those looking to fish.

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SPORTS CLUBS

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 MINOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Cochrane minor softball is back! Check out our Facebook page for all info on teams, schedules, and activities taking place with the town’s minor slowpitch league.

COCHRANE GREAT WHITE SWIM TEAM

The Great Whites represent Cochrane in competitive swimming all across Northern Ontario. The Great White’s swim hard and have fun. Join the team today!

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.

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SPORTS GROUNDS

There are various sports grounds in Cochrane that are available for clubs and groups to use as well as for individual and non-organized groups to use. Information about these grounds can be seen below.

LEE GOLF CLUB
450 Second Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-5005
Website: leegolfclub.com
TENNIS COURTS
453 Chalmers Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Two tennis courts located at Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High School
The tennis courts are free to use and open 24/7, however there are no lights for after dark.
SPORTS FIELD
503 Fourth Street East
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Located beside the Tim Horton Events Centre this sports field
has a baseball diamond, soccer fields and a skate park.
GEORGE ASH PARK
373 First Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Located near the curling club George Ash
has a baseball diamond open to the public.
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