Welcome to the official website of the Buckhorn Sports Pad!

The Buckhorn Sports Pad is a free outdoor hockey rink that is ran by volunteers.  The Buckhorn outdoor skating rink and sports pad is owned by the Township of Trent Lakes on land that is leased from the Buckhorn Community Centre.  In the summer months, the sports pad offers outdoor activities such as ball hockey, basketball, etc. In the winter months it is very busy with family ice skating and hockey.



Rink is open.  Be sure to visit the RINK SCHEDULE page using the top menu.

REMEMBER … the GREEN flag will be posted on building next to the rink when the rink is OPEN.  RED flag means its closed.

For the latest updates … visit the Facebook


The ball diamond at the Buckhorn Community Centre, behind the Sports Pad is scheduled for an upgrade to allow a proper children’s league to be organized.  The existing ball diamond must have an in-field upgrade to be eligible for a children’s league.  A fund raising dinner is scheduled for March 9th at the BCC.  Please pass along the invitation.


* We have a rink booking calendar *

Visit the Calendar Page (available via the website menu at the top of the page) to ensure the Sports Pad isn’t booked when you come out.

Want to book the Sports Pad for a private function?  Details are on the Calendar Page.


The Buckhorn Sports Pad is looking for some more volunteers to join our group.

We are an active community minded group of local citizens that manage the outdoor facility located adjacent to the Buckhorn Community Center.

 We have a requirement for volunteers to

  •  Assist with maintenance and ice making functions. Working with other volunteers to ensure that the ice is ready and the facility is in good working order.
    Contact Pete Clarkson at 705-741-9913
  •  Rink Patrol and Safety Ambassadors. You can enjoy skating while ensuring that participants are following the guidelines for use.  This is especially needed on Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays so that families can use the ice for Family Skate.  This is a great opportunity for Senior High School Students to get their volunteer hours.
    Contact Mike Boysen at 705-657-9990

 The Facility is open for the season dependent on weather but volunteers should be available from Mid -December to Mid -March.

 We have lots of flexibility for hours. So give us a call.

 Note:   Volunteers need to have or obtain a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background Check through the OPP.
Costs for the background check are paid for by the Municipality.

CALL FOR HELP! We are looking for volunteers to help run kids sport events.  It is a casual, flexible and fun commitment.  If you have the time and can volunteer, please contact Pete Clarkson via our Contact page.


Sports Pad Winter Hours

See the hours the Buckhorn Sports Pad operates during the winter skating season. Click here»


View this page to see a list of scheduled events at the Buckhorn Sports Pad. Click here»


Here is where you can find the Buckhorn Sports Pad, located in the beautiful hamlet of Buckhorn, Ontario. Click here»
The Buckhorn Sports Pad is owned by the Township of Trent Lakes on land leased at the Buckhorn Community Centre.