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C. Douglas Cairns Recreation Arena


The C. Douglas Cairns Recreation Arena is a twin rink facility conveniently located in South Burlington, Vermont. Both rinks are NHL size (85ft by 200ft) with four general use locker rooms per rink. Rink 1 has seating for 600 spectators. Cairns Café is located in Rink 1 and overlooks the ice surface.

Rink 2 has seating for approximately 400 spectators. The two rinks are connected by a corridor at this time but we hope to connect the two rinks with a centrally located lobby to include a lounge overlooking the rink.

The C. Douglas Cairns Arena offers a snack bar, food and beverage vending machines, arcade games and a Pro Shop that covers all the basics to get you on the ice.


Ginger Therrien

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Clean; well - run concession stand; large warm viewing area with seating and heaters for bleacher area (Not always on but was for playoffs); lot of parking

Rock Strongo

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Great arena with 2 rinks that are open year round......if they would just do locker assignments for hockey games!

Mike Verminski

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Visited for a hockey tournament. Ice was in good shape. One locker room was kind of small. Bathrooms/showers attached to each room were nice. Only negative is you have to use a water fountain to fill water bottles because sinks in locker rooms are hot water only.

Ross Oder

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
Awesome place to hold the Hockey Fights MS tournament in Burlington VT with 60+ teams. Nice locker rooms that were clean and well maintained. Ice was good too.

Gary Kling

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Great skating rink. Can get crowded when school groups visit.

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