Bill Copeland Sports Centre

A state-of-the-art facility, the Bill Copeland Sports Centre has been hailed as a model for other community sport centres. Spacious, stylish and filled with natural light, it defies the usual image we have of a hockey arena – and that's because it's much more than an arena. Visitors are often struck by the executive-style appointments, the elegant interior design and the versatility of the building.

The ice rink is NHL regulation size and features retractable seats and boards which opens up the floor for meetings, conventions and trade shows.

The exceptional acoustic, lighting and sound systems make it ideal for not only large sporting events but also for concerts and graduation ceremonies. The centre’s seminar rooms can accommodate both small and large crowds, and are equipped with everything you need for a productive meeting.

The centre is fully accessible by wheelchair, and is equipped with an automatic entrance door, an elevator and washroom facilities for people with disabilities.

Ample parking (635 spots) is conveniently located in the vicinity of the centre, and is offered at no charge to the public. Additional parking can be arranged if necessary.

As the anchor for the developing Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, the sports centre is already the site of playing fields, tennis courts, archery, rowing and equestrian facilities, an indoor pool and jogging track. To learn more about the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex please visit

Fast Facts

Amenities include:
- NHL-size arena
- 2,000 seat spectator capacity
- Dry floor sports during the summer
- Meeting room rentals
- Food service
- 73,000 square feet available for conventions, consumer shows, etc...

Home to Junior A Level hockey team the Burnaby Express, 2006 RBC Cup National Champions

Facility Specs

Year completed 0
Seating capacity 2000
Parking capacity 635
Medical room No
Warm up area No
Licensed for alcohol Yes
Official rooms
Food services Yes
Dressing rooms
Scoreboard Electronic
Sound system Yes
Owner Private
Office space No
Weight room / fitness facility No
Equipment storage No
Ticket box No
Media room No
Internet capability High speed
Hospitality room No

Facility Hosting Services

Tourism Burnaby is looking to make your next sporting event a success – from the bid process to execution. Below is a list of complimentary services that Tourism Burnaby offers to sport organizers:

- Bid Assistance
- Event Promotion
- Volunteer Assistance
- Welcome Packages
- Site Inspections
- Accommodation services
- Sport Hosting Grant

For more information, please e-mail:

Hosting Portfolio

Home to Junior A Level Hockey Team Burnaby Express
2009 World Police and Fire Games venue for Body Building, Boxing, Judo, Karate, Table Tennis, Taekwondo

Facility Contact

Matthew Coyne
Executive Director
Tourism Burnaby
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More Information

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Map and Directions

This facility is located in the
Vancouver Coast & Mountains region of BC
Facility Address:
3676 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5B 4Z6