Ford Performance Centre

Professional & Recreational Hockey Facility in Toronto

Lakeshore Arena Corporation owns and operates the Ford Performance Centre, which is a 272,000 sq. ft. recreation facility in Etobicoke, ON. The Ford Performance Centre is the official practice facility for the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and, their AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. It is also the home of the Hockey Hall of Fame D.K. (Doc) Seaman Hockey Resource Centre, Hockey Canada’s Eastern Regional Office, and the NHL Alumni, along with numerous other sport-related businesses and community tenants.

The Ford Performance Centre hosts many national and international events and it is recognized as the premier ice facility in the Greater Toronto Area and sets the standard for training and hockey performance worldwide. The facility also offers ice rentals, leagues, drop-in programs, party bookings, tournaments, and special events.

Our History

On September 8, 2009, the Ford Performance Centre (previously referred to as the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence) opened in partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Lakeshore Lions Club, the City of Toronto, and the Toronto District School Board. As of September 2011, the facility is owned and operated by Lakeshore Arena Corporation, a City of Toronto controlled Corporation.

The mission of Lakeshore Arena Corporation is to ensure that the Ford Performance Centre operates in the Greater Toronto Area for both professional and recreational athletes alike. The facility offers ice rentals, leagues, drop-in programs, tournaments, and special events to our community.

Four Ice Rinks Available to Rent

Three NHL-size (200′ x 85′) Ice Rinks (Leafs Rink, Marlies Rink, and Community Rink)

  • 4 public dressing rooms each
  • Spectator bench seating for up to 200

One IIHF Olympic-size (200′ x 100′) Ice Rink (Hockey Canada Rink)

  • 4 public dressing rooms
  • Spectator seating for up to 1,000

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies Practice Pads

  • The Leafs rink contains 23,000 square feet and the Marlies rink contains 11,000 square feet of dedicated, private dressing room space for the teams
  • Each dressing room boasts the finest technology and exercise facilities including medical rooms to support diagnosis and treatment, and physiotherapy rooms that supports athlete rehabilitation, recovery, and performance
  • The dressing rooms also include coaches and GM offices and video technology and analysis onsite

The Leafs and Marlies practice pads have been designed to have the same feel and performance of Scotiabank Arena and Coca-Cola Coliseum. You too can skate on the same rink as the pros.

Toronto Maple Leafs Practice Sessions

Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies practice sessions at the facility are closed to the public.

Our facility team has no control over, nor do we release details regarding, any professional practice schedule or activity.

Players are not available before or after practice sessions. Any instance of harassment or inability to follow rules will lead to a facility suspension.

If you have specific questions for MLSE regarding open practices or access to players, please contact them directly:

Facility Partners at the Ford Performance Centre

The Ford Performance Centre is home to several partners and tenants including MLSE, Hockey Hall of Fame D.K. (Doc) Seaman Hockey Resource Centre, Hockey Canada Regional Centre, NHL Alumni Association, Etobicoke Dolphins Girls Hockey League, Faustina Sports Club, Etobicoke Sports Hall of FameJourney to Excel, LiveActiveProSharp, Sledge Hockey Experience, & NeuroChangers.

The Ford Performance Centre is a fixture in the City of Toronto and is proud to serve the Etobicoke and surrounding GTA communities. We look forward to seeing you at the rink!