Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre

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The Municipality of the County of Cumberland boasts a wide variety of facilities and parks throughout Cumberland County including the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre. The Community Centre is a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art venue accommodating sporting, recreational, cultural, tourism and business activities. Uniquely designed to use geothermal energy from the former Springhill Mines to heat and cool the building, the centre is the largest sporting facility in Atlantic Canada to operate on this type of environmentally-friendly power. Not only does geothermal energy reduce greenhouse gas emissions but it also reduces the cost of needed energy supply by 50%. The Community Centre is recognized by the Community Building Incentive Program of Natural Resources Canada as an energy efficient building.

The Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre has an arena with an NHL-sized ice surface and seating capacity of 800. There are five dressing rooms, a room for officials, lobby, storage facilities, canteen with kitchen, coatroom, meeting/boardroom, walking track, 3,100 square foot common room and a teen centre. The Community Centre is completely wheelchair accessible and has ample free parking available. 

Rental Inquiries

For rental inquiries, please visits Forms and Applications or contact our Marketing Officer at 902-664-7427 or by email to

Quick Links
  • For the COVID-19 Operational Plan click here (updated September 30, 2021)
  • For up to date information on programs and services available at the Community Centre, please visit the Community Centre's Facebook page.
  • To view our county-wide recreation programing calendar click here


ChristmasParadePoster 2021 adobespark2021 Springhill Christmas Parade

The Municipality, in partnership with the Springhill Volunteer Fire Department and Santa Claus, are excited to co-host the 2021 Municipal Christmas Parade!

We can’t wait to see residents out to line the streets and celebrate the season with our traditional Christmas parade on Dec. 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. While it may look a little different this year, our first post-COVID parade, we expect the friendly residents of Cumberland County to follow public health guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. Safety measures include extending the parade route so there is more room for physical distancing between spectators and reducing close contact by not permitting handouts along the route.

Santa Claus must hurry back to the North Pole immediately following the parade this year, which means he won’t be able to stay to say hello at the Community Centre. Be sure to give him a big wave when you see him along the parade route!

The theme for 2021 is Together Again, Christmas Traditions. We hope everyone will take this opportunity to reflect on how important it is for us to be together again to enjoy the magic of Christmas.

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Would you like to feature your community group, organization or business in the parade?

Please fill out the online Christmas Parade float application here.

You may also click here to download or print the Christmas Parade Float Application and submit by email to  or drop off at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, 6 Main St. in Springhill.


Sponsorship Opportunity

The Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre welcomes all businesses and organizations interested in advertising within our facility. With an estimated audience of 1500 spectators and users per week, your message will be seen by a broad range of potential customers from Cumberland and further afield. Advertising is an excellent tool to drive business.

For more information on available opportunities to promote your business, as well as a complete breakdown of advertising rates, please contact our Marketing Officer at 902-664-7427 or by e-mail at .


Arena web2Richard Calder Arena (200’X85’)

  • NHL sized ice surface provides 17,000 square feet for concerts, exhibitions, trade shows & community events
  • Elevator
  • 812 Individual seats (in-floor geothermal heat)
  • Five Dressing Rooms (15’X24’) with showers and washroom facilities
  • Flex Room (9’X15’) with telephone, internet & fax lines
  • Press Box (5’X14’) with internet line
  • Canteen with Kitchen
  • Accommodates 1,000 people
For rental inquiries, please visits Forms and Applications

Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre

The Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. to Cumberland County high school students, grades 7-12 (including youth 12 years of age in grade 7). The Teen Centre offers youth a place to come and enjoy board games, pool, ping pong, darts, video games as well as weekly activities, trips and their Annual Halloween Dance. 

For more information on the Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre contact Michelle Herrett (902)763-3000 or by email at


Running ShoesThe Community Centre Walking Track

The Walking Track is open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Full proof of vaccination is required for people who are 12 and older to participate. Masks do not have to be worn while participating in sport or physical activities. Once patrons are finished their activity, they must put their mask back on. For complete details, please read our COVID-19 Operational Plan.

  • No personal belongings on the track
  • 5 Laps = 1 Kilometer
  • 8 Laps = 1 Mile
  • Rubberized surface
  • No Food or Drinks (with the exception of water) on the track
  • Children Under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Walking Track will be closed during Junior Hockey games, hockey tournaments and special events




The Naz MacDonald Walking Trail

Naz MacDonaldNamed in honour of Lion Naz MacDonald, a 1.8km outdoor walking trail in Springhill that circles the Lion’s Park. This fitness trail provides an opportunity to experience the beauty of various species of shrubs and flowers.

Constructed by the Town of Springhill, Service Canada & Corrections Canada.



Lions Park


Lions ParkThe Lions Park was originally named Victoria Park for Queen Victoria. There used to be a bandstand on the corner of Main and Lisgar in Springhill where music was played every Sunday afternoon. Hurricane Hazel blew the roof off in 1952. Shortly after, the Lions purchased playground equipment and began taking care of the grounds. The park later became know as the Lions Park and the Municipality of the County of Cumberland presently owns maintains the park.

Hour of Operation
  • The Lions Park is open daily, dawn until dusk.
Home To
  • Community Activities
  • Tournaments
  • Concerts
  • Festivals

For more information about the Municipality's facilities and parks contact the Administrative Office at (902)763-3000 or email .