Clare Drake Arena

U of A Clare Drake Arena

Located on North Campus, the Clare Drake Arena is home to the Golden Bears and Pandas Varsity Athletic Teams, as well as numerous Campus & Community Recreation programming.

In 1990, the Varisty Ice Arena was renamed in honor of Clare Drake, named the most successful coach in Canadian Interuniversity Sport in men's hockey; former ice hockey player and coach (Edmonton Oilers (WHA), Alberta Golden Bears). In his 28 years as the Head coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears ice hockey team, he coached the Bears to 6 University Cup Championships and 17 Canada West Conference Championships.


  • Seating capacity - 2600
  • Ice square footage - 16,490 square feet
  • 4 Locker Rooms

Bookings and Rentals

Home to a wide range of high-caliber sporting facilities and amenities, the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta offers the perfect location for events.

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Recreation Programs

Through our recreation facilities, we offer year-round recreation programs, drop-in activities, courses, and events. Learn more about our programs and register online.

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