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Welcome to the #DCMMCC!

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. 

Solar PanelsIn 2021, the centre finalized a solar panel project. A 75 kW roof installation allows electricity to be sold directly to power utility, generating revenue and offsetting the facility’s energy consumption. 

Not only does geothermal and solar energy reduce greenhouse gas emissions but it also reduces the cost of needed energy supply by approximately 50%.  As such, 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 a seating capacity of 800. There are five dressing rooms, a room for officials, a lobby, storage facilities, a canteen with kitchen, a coatroom, a meeting/boardroom, a walking track, a 3,100 square foot common room and a teen centre. The Community Centre is completely wheelchair accessible and has ample free parking available. 

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Rental Inquiries

For rental inquiries, please download the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre ice or room rental form found here or contact our Marketing Officer at 902-664-7427 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sponsorship/Advertising OpportunitiesDCMMCC Advertising Guide Cover Page Web 01 1

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 and show community support. To view our Advertising Guide, please click here.

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 902-763-3000 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Richard Calder Arena Seat Dedication

processed A064D339 F277 4180 B1AE 385DCFCC5F7B 949A431B 210F 478D B135 8F302E3EB101.jpeg 1The best seat in the house is the one with their name on it! Dedicating a seat is a visible and lasting way to celebrate a special occasion, birthday, anniversary, or to acknowledge a friend, family member or loved one. The inspiration for your dedication message can be for any reason meaningful to you, such as in memory, in honour, donated by, in appreciation or in recognition of your honoree. For rates and info, please click here or contact our Marketing Officer at 902-763-3000 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 Richard Calder Arena (200’X85’)

  • Richard Calder ArenaNHL-sized ice surface
  • 17,000 square foot dry pad available May through August for concerts, exhibitions, trade shows & community events
  • Elevator
  • 812 Individual seats featuring in-floor geothermal heat for a comfortable viewing experience during the winter months
  • Five Dressing Rooms (15’X24’) with showers and washroom facilities
  • Flex Room (9’X15’) with hand weights and a NuStep recumbent elliptical
  • Officials Room (16'x8') with shower and washroom facilities
  • Press Box (5’X14’) with internet line
  • Canteen with Kitchen
  • Accommodates 1,000 people
  • Wireless internet
  • Jean & Jim Gogan Hospitality Suite (24' x 18'). A versatile space located inside the Richard Calder Arena equipped with internet service, fridge, sink, counter and storage space. Provides 430 square feet of space for hospitality services during hockey tournaments, birthday parties, meetings and training seminars. Accommodates 20 people.

Ask us about our birthday party package that includes 1 hour in the Hospitality Suite plus 1 hour of ice time!

For rental inquiries, please download the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre Ice Rental Form found here or contact our Administrative Office by phone at 902-763-3000.

Teen Centre

346640322 954451455974054 2079730855714713368 nThe Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre is open weekdays from 3:30 - 8:45 p.m. for Cumberland County high school students in grades 7-12 (including youth 12 years of age in grade 7). If attendance is low, the Teen Centre will close at 7 p.m.

The Teen Centre offers youth a place to come and enjoy board games, pool, ping pong, darts, and video games as well as weekly activities, trips and an annual Halloween party. The Teen Centre is also available to rent on the weekends for parties and gatherings. For more information about the Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre contact our Administrative Office by phone to 902-763-3000 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CIBC Common Room

T337158158 596178192567844 8036083386027968729 nhe CIBC Common Room is a 3,000-square-foot multi-purpose space available to rent for weddings, celebrations, dinner theatre, training seminars, live entertainment and meetings. Complete with integrated projection screens and sound, a fully equipped, licensed kitchen and bar. A professional 24' x 12' stage, 9 sections measuring 8' x 4', with 2 sets of stairs and risers is also available. Amenities include 60" round tables, 8' rectangular tables, 6' rectangular tables, 300 black chairs, a podium, microphones and linen service.

The permitted, commercial kitchen is also available to rent separately.

For rental inquiries, please download Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre Rental Agreement Form here, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our Administrative Office at 902-763-3000.

 

Indoor Walking Track

The Community Centre Walking TrackThe Walking Track is open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

  • 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 hockey games, tournaments and special events

 

Sharpe Splash and Play ParkSharpe Splash and Play Park 1

Located at 76 Mechanic St. in Springhill is the Sharpe Splash and Play Park, named after Springhill local Bev Sharpe. While some may think it's intended only for kids, there's no reason adults can't get in on the fun too! The cool water from the sprinklers and jets are refreshing, especially on hot, summer days. In addition to the water play area is a playground and public washrooms. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk from May through September. To book park or field space, please call our Administrative office at 902-763-3000. The Parks and Field Rental Agreement can be downloaded here.

 

Lions Park and the Naz MacDonald Walking Trail

Naz MacDonald Walking TrailLions Park is located on the corner of Main Street and Lisgar Street, next to the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre. This park has an accessible natural playground, green space, picnic tables, a playground, two baseball fields, two tennis courts, a basketball court, and a soccer field. There is parking available.

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 known as the Lions Park and the Municipality of the County of Cumberland presently owns and maintains the park. The Naz MacDonald Walking Trail named in honour of Lion Naz MacDonald is a 1.8km outdoor walking trail in Springhill that circles Lions 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 is open daily, from dawn until dusk and is available for community activities, tournaments, concerts and festivals. To book park or field space, please call our Administrative office at 902-763-3000. The Parks and Field Rental Agreement can be downloaded here.

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Sharpe and Pokie Memorial Fields are located adjacent to the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre. Fields feature newly constructed score boxes and are able to accommodate both baseball and softball. Public washrooms are available on-site with plenty of free parking. To book park or field space, please call our Administrative office at 902-763-3000. The Parks and Field Rental Agreement can be downloaded here.

 

 

June Henwood Memorial Walking Trail (Pit Pond Trail)

springhill pit pond walkingThe June Henwood Memorial Walking Trail features links to downtown Springhill and to McGee Street, a wooded trail with pond views, bridges, a water feature, lookouts extending out to the pond and access to fishing . It's a nice spot to relax or take a leisurely stroll. A gazebo, with electricity, is located in the park next to the trail and can be used for parties, summer concerts and get togethers. This trail is located at the end of Main Street. 

 

 

 

For more information about the Municipality's facilities and parks contact the Administrative Office at 902-763-3000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..