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Bill Brewster Arena

The Arena is now closed for the 2023-2024 season. A big thank you to the Haines Junction Minor Hockey Association, the St. Elias Lions Club, and all other patrons for making this a great season! We look forward to having you all back in the fall.

About the Arena

Built in 1986, the Bill Brewster Arena is a cornerstone of winter recreation in Haines Junction. The arena is open from mid October through to the end of March. Minor Hockey has operated in the community for 50 years and consistently has 50-60 players which keep several volunteer coaches busy each season. The sport brings significant economic development to the community through offering games, hosting Yukon Championship, women's jamboree, power skating clinics, learn to skate clinics, skills camp, all girls hockey camp and a fun Christmas All-Star weekend for the kids.

During the winter, the school books the arena regularly to provide skating and hockey as part of their Physical Education program. For adult players, Haines Junction also has Old-timer's and Female Hockey leagues.

In recent years, the arena has accommodated curling, and one or two bonspiels are hosted annually with curlers from around the territory. A popular weekend broomball tournament winds up every arena season.


If you store your hockey gear at the arena, please remember:

  • You can only access your gear during arena hours.
  • If you have an out-of-town game, make sure to bring your gear home with you after you play.
  • Do not wait until the last minute if you need to access your gear. The arena may be closed or hosting a private event.
  • If staff are not at the arena, please do not phone them at home to access your gear. If it is urgent, you can ask at the Village Office during office hours.
  • Please store your gear neatly in the assigned spot. Any gear that is not put away properly will be removed.
  • Storing hockey gear at the arena is a privilege, not a right!

Thank you for keeping our arena safe and tidy for all users!