Exterior rendering of the Oulton-Stanish Centre building

Construction of the much-anticipated Oulton-Stanish Centre has begun on Dalhousie’s Studley campus with a targeted opening date of 2025. This brand new, 60,000-square-foot facility will be a dynamic and inclusive space for Dalhousie students, faculty and staff, and for the greater Halifax community. The Oulton-Stanish Centre will provide a fresh facility for ice sports and serve as an on-campus wellness hub and vibrant event venue.

A Home for Tigers of All Stripes

The Oulton-Stanish Centre will be a space that brings people together from the Dalhousie campus and beyond. This stunning facility is thoughtfully designed to serve the varied needs of our diverse campus and the local communities.

Building Features


Athletes of all ages and skill levels can develop their skills on the Oulton-Stanish Centre’s new NHL-sized ice surface. With seating for 900+, fans of the Dalhousie Tigers men’s and women’s varsity hockey teams can enjoy every second of the action. Dedicated ice time for recreation programs and the return of our Tiger hockey camps will provide the community with more options to stay active.

The Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic

The Oulton-Stanish Centre will provide a larger, state-of-the-art home for the Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic. The clinic will provide access to more services, specialized care and hands-on learning opportunities that will support our students and community members.

Event Venue

With a convertible ice surface that can be transformed into a premiere event venue, the Oulton-Stanish Centre will be the place for campus and community events. From conferences to convocation ceremonies, the Oulton-Stanish Centre will be the venue of choice to host some of the most exciting events.

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a group of people standing around an easel displaying an exterior rendering of the Oulton-Stanish CentreDal names event centre after two Tigers alumni

Introducing the Oulton-Stanish Centre. Named after alumni Ian Oulton (BA’66) and Dr. William (Bill) Stanish, whose 50-year friendship formed during their time as Dalhousie students and members of the Tigers varsity football and hockey teams.

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Your support of the Oulton-Stanish Centre will help us build an on-campus health, wellness and activity hub where students, faculty and staff and the Halifax community can thrive.