Welcome to the Southern Shore Arena
Those who can remember the old “Southern Shore Hockey Days” with the likes of Leo Puddister, Loyola Sullivan, Brian Mulcahy… to name but a few colourful hockey players know that the Southern Shore always had a very strong hockey presence. Both Junior and Senior teams had been travelling to St. John’s to play hockey for many a year. It was time to do more than entertain the idea of having our own arena – it was time to get the ball rolling and pursue our vision.
Our voices were heard and in 1986 the Provincial Government announced $1,000,000 towards the construction of an arena for the Southern Shore. With joy and lots of excitement we looked at our part of the bargain – raise $400,000.00 and our dream became a reality.
The first skate in the Southern Shore Arena was held on December 8, 1987
Our arena is one of only 3 facilities in our province that is considered regional which means they are not subsidized by any form of municipal or provincial governance.
This facility services the communities along the Southern Shore from Bay Bulls on the north to Trepassey on the south.
We would like to think we help develop; provide recreation and fun for thousands of children who learned discipline, dedication and hard work, along with a little about themselves as they enjoyed minor hockey, figure skating, power skating and a Sunday afternoon general skate over the past 22 years.
The Southern Shore Arena is governed by an elected board of directors. The members take great pride in working hard to keep our arena a first class facility, always working; always thinking; always planning; always creating ideas to provide activities for the people of our area.
In 2008 the board was successful in securing funding from both Federal and Provincial government give this facility a major facelift.