Ford Performance Centre


In alignment with the recent announcement by the provincial government, our facility will be closed to public use as of Wednesday, January 5 and for at least the next 21 days. Please stay tuned to our online communications for applicable updates.

If you do business with any of our tenants or visit any clinics within the building, please reach out to them directly for updates regarding their status at this time as they may remain open and operational while the rink itself is not.

PLEASE NOTE: Lack of compliance from any visitor, regardless of their vaccination status, will not be tolerated. Failure to cooperate with our team, who are assisting with implementing and coordinating provincial policies, will result in being asked to leave and failure to access our facility.


  • Visitors are only able to enter/exit through the West (parking lot) Entrance
  • Everyone must check-in with security staff upon entry
  • You must have proof of vaccine status and valid photo ID ready
  • Notes:
    • Applicable for all visitors who are 12+
    • Must have had both vaccine doses at least 14 days ago
    • Valid photo ID required to cross-reference
    • Exemption status must be proven (e.g. medical note)
    • Those visiting a tenant must provide appointment confirmation
  • Our policies are in accordance with provincial and municipal guidelines


  • Pre-visit health screening is to be administered by permit holder
  • Permit holder to collect/maintain participant contact info for tracing purposes
  • Masks required at all times while indoors, including within dressing rooms
  • Max of 9 people per dressing room at any time
  • Masks can only be removed when heading onto the ice
  • Physical distancing measures are in place throughout the building
  • Groups are not to show up needlessly early for their ice time
  • Groups are to vacate asap following the end of their ice time
  • Spectators must maintain physical distancing of 2M
  • Congregating/watching in the lobby area is prohibited
  • Only 1 spectator per player is permitted into the building

These policies are to be adhered to by every visitor, at all times, while at our facility (regardless of whether you’re on the ice, a spectator, or visiting one of our tenants).

For additional resources to help you with administering and communicating the required policies within your groups, visit the City of Toronto’s website.

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 not currently open to the public. Visting NHL and AHL teams also utilize ice at the Ford Performance Centre and follow the same rules and restrictions set in place at any given time.

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 and/or justice at the discretion of the Ford Performance Centre or local officials.

If you have specific questions for MLSE regarding their activity in the building, 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!