Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence

Professional & Recreational Hockey Facility in Toronto

Welcome to the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence! The Mastercard Centre, located in the west end of Toronto at 400 Kipling Avenue, is the premier recreation and community complex in the GTA and sets the standard for training and hockey performance worldwide. Our 272,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, four-pad ice facility serves as the practice facility for the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

The Mastercard Centre also offers ice rentals, leagues, public skating, drop-in programs, tournaments and special events to our community.

The Mastercard Centre also hosts premier tournaments & events

  • Battle of the Blades – Seasons 3 and 4 (CBC figure skating show)
  • 2015 Speed Skating World Cup – Toronto
  • World Junior Hockey Championships practice facility
  • World Sledge Hockey Championships practice facility
  • Etobicoke Dolphins Pink the Rink tournament
  • Faustina Sports Club Carl Gordaneer Memorial Christmas Select Tournament
  • Movie, television and media events

Talk to us about your next hockey tournament or event.

Toronto Maple Leafs Practice Sessions

We are pleased to host the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies at the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence. During the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies practice sessions the Mastercard Centre is open to the public and viewing is available from the first floor lobby, through the glass and into the rink. Please note that inside of the rink, the stands and the second floor are always closed during practice and controlled by security. Viewing from the lobby is available on a first come, first served basis and is standing room only. The area can accommodate approximately 25 people comfortably.

The Mastercard Centre has no control over the practice schedule times and does not release specific practice times or days to the public. The practice schedule is subject to change and sessions may be cancelled at any time.

Visiting NHL and AHL teams may utilize ice at the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence from time to time. The Mastercard Centre does not provide information on visiting team’s practice sessions. The Visiting team Head Coach will inform the Mastercard Centre upon arrival whether practice sessions will be open to the public and access to the arena stands will be permitted.

We are pleased to open our concession stand during practice sessions. Join us for breakfast, lunch, or a quick snack and coffee. Please remember that all outside food or beverages are prohibited in the building.

Courtesy:  During the practice sessions, the Mastercard Centre is welcoming you with courtesy and free of charge. We thank you for your support in maintaining a clean and tidy environment. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and helps us meet the highest standards in customer service.

Player Availability: Players are not available before or after practice sessions. Any instance of harassment or inability to follow rules will lead to a facility suspension and/or justice at the discretion of the Mastercard Centre or local officials.

For more information about our facility, please check out our Facility Profile page.