CARI and COVID Update - November 16th 2020:

Thank you to all our patrons and tenants for your patience as we continue to follow the COVID 19 directives, as provided by our Public Health Authority. We are working hard to use this unplanned and extended closure of the Bell Aliant Centre for your ultimate benefit, carrying out deep cleans, painting, and launching major capital projects such as resurfacing the Arena Parking Lot and working on a needed dehumidification retrofit for the Aquatics Complex.

Please see the following for an update on the different areas of the complex:

Arena Operations: For information on booking ice time, please contact Amy Robertson

Aquatics Operations: Thank you for your ongoing patience with our competition pool repair. We were able to conduct the geo thermal scan last week and can happily report that there are no voids under the concrete floor of the pool so we will be moving to the next step, which is placing a new membrane down on the entire pool floor and finishing with an epoxy floor, not dissimilar to what you see in the change rooms. Once we have the schedule from the installers we will be able to formalize the announcement of our competition pool for reopening! In the meantime, we will be doing a partial re-opening of the leisure pool during the opposite hours that contractors will be in working on our competition pool. Beginning Monday, November 23rd we will have a limited number of Aqua Zumba classes and some user groups will be accessing our leisure pool in the evenings. A further update will be posted later this week, with an Aqua Zumba schedule and a list of the safety protocols in regards to Covid-19.

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact

Aquatics Facility


Pool Schedule

Check out our daily pool schedule here
Aquatics Schedule

For current Aqua Fitness schedule please use the link below


Admission and Pass Prices

All listed fees include 15% HST


Adult Day Pass$9.25

Student Day Pass (7-19 yrs*) $7.50

Child Day Pass (2-6 yrs)$5.50

Infants (0-24 months) Free

Family Day Pass$22.50

Senior Day Pass (55-79)$7.50

Aquafit Class$7.00

Lane Swim Only $6.25

UPEI StudentFree**

(Full time student)

Holland College Student$2.00 ∧

(Full time student)

* or valid Student ID Card
** September – April with Student ID
with Student ID

BOOK of 10


Student(7-19 yrs*)$67.50

Child (2-6 yrs)$49.50

Infants (0-24 months)Free


Senior (55-84) $67.50

Aquafit Only $63.00

Lane Swim Only $56.25

Senior (80+)* FREE

*Residents of Prince Edward Island ages 80+ are eligible to obtain a free membership under the Gold Club program with valid ID confirming age & residence.


Group Bookings & Birthday Parties


Looking for a unique idea for your next business event, team party or family reunion?
We can rent the entire aquatic complex for your exclusive use

Call (902) 569-4584 Ext. 235 or email to book your event today


To receive a reduced rate for group admission,
bookings must be made at least a week in advance.

To book please call (902) 569-4584 Ext. 245 or email


Make your child’s next birthday a memorable one at the Bell Aliant Centre
Leave the work to us, our ultimate birthday package includes:

1 ½ hours in the pools
1 hour in a private room (decorated in a birthday theme)
Pizza Delight Pizza (2 slices per child)
Plates, Napkins, Candles etc.
Bell Aliant Centre Birthday Party Invitations
All you need to bring is the birthday cake & a knife to cut the cake
All this for only $19.50 / person, with a minimum of 7 people.
Please contact the Control & Information Desk at [902] 569 4584 x 0
for more information or to book your party.



MacLauchlan Arena

Arena Schedule

Check out our daily arena schedules here
Arena SchedulePublic Skate Schedule



Are you ready for a refreshing change?

Try any of our 5 Aquafit classes.

Physical conditioning obtained by using water as resistance. Muscles will be toned and strengthened without the aches and pains sometimes experienced after exercising on dry land. Swimming skills are not necessary, but participants should feel comfortable in water and be prepared to get wet including their hair.


The Bell Aliant Centre and UFIT Inc. have joined forces to offer UFIT AQUA. Based on UFIT’s philosophy of freedom and acceptance, twinned with the benefits of using water as resistance; at the surface it may look like any other aqua fitness class. But it isn’t. You’ll get an amazing workout and leave feeling energized, refreshed and motivated. No swimming skills necessary – participants can enjoy the class from the leisure pool being anchored on the floor or suspended in deep water using an aqua fitness belt. Stop by for a splashing good time!

Cardio Craze

A deep water class for people that want to run in the water! You do a combination of jogging/walking in the water to stay at your target heart rate. Great for people that don’t want to worry about coordination and it offers a great core workout.

Sunrise Fitness

This is a variety class to get you moving bright and early! Jump in the pool and get your entire body moving in a variety of ways to start your day off well!

Aqua Zumba®

Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Aqua Arthritis

Exercises, like walking or running, can be painful for arthritic joints. Aqua Arthritis can help optimize flexibility and range of motion by targeting all the joints.
It’s Low Impact.
It Can Ease Pain
It Can Reduce Swelling.
It’s Great Resistance Training.
It’s Good For Your Heart.
It Can Help With Mobility.
You Can Do it Year Round.

Fall Schedule🍁

Sunrise Fitness-MON-FRI 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Cardio Craze-MON/WED/FRI 8:45 AM-9:30 AM

Aqua Arthritis-MON/WED 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

UFIT Aqua-MON/WED/FRI 11:45 AM-12:30 PM

Aqua Zumba-MON/WED/FRI 5:45 PM-6:30 PM,TUES/THUR 8:00 PM-8:45 PM &
SUN 9:30 AM-10:15 AM

MacLauchan Arena Rental Rates

Prime Time Rental

$225/hr (15% HST included in price)
Rate for September 2019 – August 2020

Prime Times:

6:00AM – 8:00AM

4:00PM – 10:15PM

Monday – Friday

All day Saturday, Sunday

Non Prime Rental

$171/hr (15% HST included in price)
Rate for September 2019 – August 2020

Non Prime Time:

8:00AM – 4:00PM

10:15PM – 12:00AM

Monday – Friday

Monday – Friday


Book a room with us today
To book an room, please call our Control & Information Desk at [902] 569 4584 ext. 0

Community Room Booking Schedule Available Here

About the Bell Aliant Centre

Welcome to the Bell Aliant Centre

The Bell Aliant Centre is a multiuse recreational facility established in 2004, through the collaboration of the City of Charlottetown, Town of Stratford and University of Prince Edward Island, to satisfy the Greater Charlottetown Area’s need for additional ice surfaces, an updated pool, and a dedicated facility for the Seniors Active Living Centre. This 160,000 plus square foot facility is conveniently located on the campus of UPEI and has become a premiere hosting venue of World, National and Provincial tournaments, with the distinction of being the most active recreational facility on Prince Edward Island.

The Bell Aliant Centre features one of the most functional recreational setups in Atlantic Canada, with its two official NHL sized ice pads – MacLauchlan Arena, a 25-meter 8 lane competition pool, leisure and toddler pool, hot tub, accessible change rooms, waterslide and diving boards.


The centre has 3 community rooms including a board room and a fully licensed hospitality suite. The centre houses five private tenants, including the renowned Andrews Hockey Growth Program, the Seniors Active Living Centre, Frizzell’s Skate Sharpening, the University of Prince Edward Island’s Fitness Centre and a Subway restaurant.

The Bell Aliant Centre is home to numerous community-based groups that offer programming and sporting opportunities in the health & wellness sector. At present, our aquatics facility is home to the Charlottetown Bluephin Aquatic Club; Synchro PEI, UPEI Varsity Swim Team and the Charlottetown Adult & Master’s Swim Club. The MacLauchlan Arena is home to the Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association, Sherwood-Parkdale Rural Minor Hockey Association, Charlottetown Ringette Club, UPEI Men’s & Women’s Panther Hockey teams, Charlottetown Islanders Major Midget Team and 11 adult recreational leagues.

Ensuring customer satisfaction is a priority at the Bell Aliant Centre. We do so with high quality, innovative recreational opportunities that are reflective of community needs and interests. We believe in creating and sustaining an environment that promotes health and wellness and bring that philosophy to everything we do.

Sue Fraser
General Manager of the Bell Aliant Centre


The Bell Aliant Centre has two parking lots located adjacent to the facility.
Please refer to the map below for “MacLauchlan Arena” and “Aquatics Facility” for locations:


Parking is free for all pool and arena users in each facilities designated lot. Tokens are required to exit the parking lots and can be obtained at the Control & Information Desk by the pool. UPEI Fitness Centre community users are permitted to park in the MacLauchlan Arena parking lot ONLY, a valid membership is required to obtain a token.


The Bell Aliant Centre sells parking passes for the MacLauchlan Arena parking lot only. Passes are available to all UPEI staff, students and faculty for Fall & Winter semesters or both. The following rates apply:

*prices include 14% HST 1 Semester Full Year
Student (Full or Part time) $81 $131
Staff / Faculty $111 $195

Please read and understand our parking pass terms of use by clicking HERE


Anyone not utilizing the Bell Aliant Centre or who does not have a valid parking pass will need to obtain a token from the Control & Information Desk by the pool for $9.50 or pay in coin at the respective exit gate.

Non-Bell Aliant Centre Event Parking

The following parking procedure does not apply to any events or programs provided by, or in partnership, with the Bell Aliant Centre.

Events that are not hosted by, or in partnership, with the Bell Aliant Centre are subject to pay-per-use parking when requesting to use the parking lots owned and operated by the Bell Aliant Centre. Parking will be provided to event hosts under the following conditions:
• Communication is received at least one week prior to the event;
• By providing parking to the event host, it will not disrupt usage of Bell Aliant Centre visitors, tenants or facility users; and
• The event host acknowledges that parking is provided on a pay-per-use model in accordance with the Bell Aliant Centre’s Pay-Per-Use Policy.

1. Event Host will contact the Assistant Aquatics Director or designate at [902]569-4055 or You will need to complete & sign the Event Parking Request form.
2. The Event Host will be provided with vouchers to give event attendees that are redeemable at the Control & Information Desk for a parking token for the MacLauchlan Arena Parking Lot. Vouchers are only valid for the duration of the event.
3. The Event Host will be invoiced based on the number of vouchers redeemed at the Control & Information Desk at the end of the event.