Frank Crane Arena


Frank Crane Arena, located within Nanaimo's Beban Park Complex, features an NHL-size ice surface, dryland cover, fully furnished VIP box, a media gondola, concession, box office, and parking for more than 400.

In addition to the Frank Crane Arena, the Beban Park Complex also offers a gymnasium, 37m swimming pool, the Cliff McNabb Arena and an auditorium.

Fast Facts

- NHL-size ice surface
- Lacrosse box
- Seating for 2000+

Facility Specs

Year completed 1976
Seating capacity 2432
Parking capacity 461
Medical room Yes
Warm up area Yes
Licensed for alcohol Yes
Official rooms 1
Food services Yes
Dressing rooms 4
Scoreboard Electronic
Sound system Yes
Owner Public
Office space Yes
Weight room / fitness facility Yes
Equipment storage Yes
Ticket box Yes
Media room Yes
Internet capability Wireless
Hospitality room Yes

Facility Hosting Services

Nanaimo is your one-stop sport and event destination! Visitors, athletes, and residents have access to arenas, aquatic facilities, fitness gyms, turf fields, meeting/conference space, and multi-use trails. These amenities are all conveniently located in close proximity to the downtown core and a variety of accommodations, eateries and entertainment options.

Nanaimo offers:
- Aquatic, arena and track facilities, multi-purpose fields, and state-of-the-art recreation facilities—all conveniently located in one area.
- A variety of accommodation options ranging from modern hotels to university residences.
- Numerous entertainment options and activities, including the largest wave pool in British Columbia, adventure sports, kayaking, mountain biking and more.
- A team of experts that will assist you in finding the information and resources that you need to make your sports or cultural event successful.
- The Community Event Equipment Loan Program, sponsored by the City of Nanaimo's Parks, Recreation and Culture department, Tourism Nanaimo, and PacificSport Vancouver Island, is designed to provide local event organizers with affordable tools and equipment in order to help them host a successful event here in Nanaimo.

Hosting Portfolio

2008 World U17 Hockey Challenge
Figure Skating Regionals
Home of the Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL (Junior 'A' Hockey)
Home of the Nanaimo Timbermen of the WLA (Lacrosse)

Facility Contact

Darcie Osborne
Manager, Arenas
City of Nanaimo
250 756 5221
Send e-mail to facility contact
Visit the Frank Crane Arena website

Community Contact

Hannah King
Manager Recreation & Culture Services
City of Nanaimo
250-755-7526
Send Email
Visit the Frank Crane Arena website

More Information

Visit the Nanaimo destination page on HelloBC

Map and Directions

This facility is located in the
Vancouver Island region of BC
Facility Address:
2300 Bowen Road , Nanaimo, BC, V9T 3K7