To inquire about the Arena, please contact Town Office 403-748-4044. The current schedule can be found on the top of the Calendar of Events page.
Bentley Medicine Lodge Ski Club
Approximately ten miles west of Bentley on Highway 12 you will find this natural snow ski hill. Lifts take you to the top of the beautiful Sunset Hills where you can truly appreciate the breath-taking beauty of our countryside. The Club offers a family atmosphere where skiing and snow boarding are welcome. Rates are reasonable. Contact them at (403) 748-2025 for further information.
Our location lends itself to those families who wish to camp on their vacation. We are within five minutes of Gull Lake and fifteen minutes from Sylvan Lake. Refer to the David Thompson Tourist Council brochure, available at most tourist information booths, for many more camping area suggestions.
Bentley Municipal Campground is open May long to the end of September, weather permitting.
Total Liquor Ban in effect on May Long Weekend
Within Bentley itself, is a municipal un-serviced campground. There is a washroom/shower facility and a play area for the young ones. A dumping station and water tap are also available. Fire pits are provided though you must provide your own firewood. Camping fees are $25.00 per night - one unit per stall please.
The municipality maintains three ball diamonds which are used by local slo-pitch and minor ball teams. Rentals can be arranged through the municipal office at (403) 748-4044.
Bentley Community Hall, a registered historical building . Rental information can be obtained by calling (403) 748-3835.
Bentley Ag Centre available for larger functions. Call (403) 598-1275 for further information.
A four sheet artificial ice surface provides for all the curling you desire. The Curling Club is run by an executive. Junior, adult and senior leagues and bonspiels are active during the winter months. Rates are comparable to those in the area. The curling rink complex is available for rent during the summer months for cabarets, etc. at a very reasonable rate. Contact them at (403) 748-4303.
Held every Saturday from May long weekend to September long weekend at the Bentley Curling Rink between the hours of 1:30 to 4:00, this market is the largest and most popular in Central Alberta. Any craft, fresh baking or fresh vegetables you can imagine are offered at reasonable prices each week. When spending your weekend at the lake, be sure to include this popular attraction as part of your day - you will not be disappointed.
For further information regarding the figure skating program please contact them on their facebook page.
Though we do not have a golf course situated within the municipality, there are numerous courses within minutes.
From the time a child can wear skates, they seem to be at the arena. Bentley is home to a very active and dedicated Minor Hockey Association. Parents serve not only as volunteers on the Executive of the Association but as coaches, chauffeurs, cheerleaders. A great number of previous players have gone onto play in junior leagues and even the National Hockey League.
Many adult teams rent ice yearly for recreation leagues as a form of winter exercise. Players are always welcome to join any of these teams.
The Bentley Arena is the former home to the Bentley Generals, now Lacombe Generals, who play in the Senior AAA League.
• 2004- lost in the semi-finals
• 2007- lost in the semi-finals
• 2008- lost in the semi-finals
• 2009- won the Allen Cup!
• 2010- lost in the semi-final
• 2011- lost in the finals
• 2013- hosted and won the Allen Cup!
For ice rentals or general information, please call (403) 748-4044.
Public Skating - Skating times may vary - schedules are posted at the arena.
* Proper protective gear must be worn during Stick Time.
The Bentley Horseshoe Club invites everyone, including singles, couples or families, to come play the game of horseshoe pitching. Club members meet Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Bentley recreation area horseshoe courts from mid-May to late September (weather permitting).
It is a good game for all ages, juniors through to seniors. There is no charge to come check it out and get free lessons. Come - bring family or a friend and have fun while getting some exercise in the great outdoors. For more information, call the club president at (403) 748-2154.
Joining Gull Lake and Bentley is a paved walking path - a popular attraction not only for our citizens and school students, but for our weekend campers. Many choose to walk or bike into Bentley on Saturdays, go to the Farmers' Market, possibly stop for an ice cream or a few groceries and then back to the campground. What better way to spend a Saturday and get exercise at the same time!