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East Hants

Location & Hours

Hours of Operation

7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Some rentals may be outside these hours.

1076 Highway 2, Lantz, Nova Scotia

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A two-storey grey brick atrium addition to an existing red brick arena.

Facility Rentals & Bookings

The East Hants Sportsplex has two arena ice pads, three turf fields and multiple community rooms available for individuals and organizations to rent.

Occasional Bookings

Looking to make a one time booking? View availability of spaces and request a booking reservation using the links below.

Please Note: Please allow 2-3 business days for your online request to be reviewed. Payment is required to hold your reservation request. If your request is not approved, your payment will be automatically refunded.

Arena Rentals

Find availability for ice pads and dry pads. Ice pads have accessible washroom features and dressing rooms.

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Field House Rentals

There are three turf fields available for rent in the dome. Full field house rental requests must be sent to

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Walking Track

The walking track is free of charge unless booked by a user group or if certain sport rentals are occurring on the turf that would make the track dangerous for use. See the walking track schedule for more information or to book your time.

Plan Your Visit

Community Room Rentals

The sportsplex has three community rooms to fit various groups and organizations for meetings and workshops. All rooms have accessible washroom features. Find a room that works for you.

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Recurring Bookings

Are you an organization looking to book a recurring rental for an upcoming season?

Fill out a booking request form and email it to . Due to high volume of requests please allow for 2-3 business days for a response.

Facility Information & Policies

The East Hants Sportsplex as it exists today is the result of over 75 years of hard work and dedication by volunteer members of the East Hants Arena Association (EHAA).

Formed in the mid 1940’s, the EHAA first built and managed the Lantz Arena (fondly remembered as the “East Hants Barn”) which opened in 1948. The well-used Lantz Arena was replaced by the East Hants Sportsplex in 1993.

A growing regional population and increased facility demand necessitated the renovation and expansion of the Sportsplex. EHAA struck a specialized Expansion Committee to oversee the project, which was completed in 2012 and saw the facility grow from 42,370 square feet to more than 166,000. The expansion included a second ice surface, indoor field house with a walking and running track, two multi-purpose rooms with a reception area and dressing rooms.

After EHAA faced challenges from increased operating costs and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality of East Hants purchased the Sportsplex from EHAA in 2021 and began operating the facility in May 2024.

The East Hants Sportsplex continues to be one of the most in-demand facilities in the region. Its success is owed to the dedicated EHAA volunteers who had the foresight and determination to make it a reality for their community. The Municipality of East Hants is committed to continuing their legacy and thanks them all for their years of service!

Children under the age of 12 years old must have a responsible person of at least 16 years old in the facility at all times.

Interested in Recreation Programs happening at the East Hants Sportsplex? East Hants Recreation offers community programs across the Municipality. For information on free skates, open field house time, or other programs such as art and crochet happening at the Sportsplex, visit and filter programs by Location.