Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre
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.
In 2021, the centre finalized a solar panel project. A 75 kW roof installation allowing 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 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.
For rental inquiries, please visits Forms and Applications or contact our Marketing Officer at 902-664-7427 or by email to
- For the COVID-19 Operational Plan click here (updated December 22, 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
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 to .
Richard Calder Arena (200’X85’)
- NHL-sized ice surface
- 17,000 square foot dry pad available May through August for concerts, exhibitions, trade shows & community events
- 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 telephone, internet & fax lines
- 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 visits Forms and Applications or contact our Administrative Office by phone at 902-763-3000.
Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre
The Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. - 9 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 our Administrative Office by phone to 902-763-3000 or by email at
CIBC Common Room
The 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 or stairs and risers is also available. Amenities include 60" round tables, 8' rectangular tables, 6' rectangular tables, 300 black chairs, podium, microphones and a linen service.
For rental inquiries, please visits Forms and Applications, email or call our Marketing Officer, 902-664-7427.
The Community Centre Walking Track
The Walking Track is open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. - 9 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.
- 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
Lions Park and the Naz MacDonald Walking Trail
Lion's 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.
The 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 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 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.
The Lions Park is open daily, dawn until dusk and is available for community activities, tournaments, concerts and festivals.
For more information about the Municipality's facilities and parks contact the Administrative Office at (902)763-3000 or email