Once a part of the Municipality of Point Grey before the 1929 amalgamation, Kerrisdale Park was known as Strathcona Gardens since 1931 when the Park Board decided to plow the turf for community vegetable plots. At this time the country was in the depths of depression and the gardens helped feed the unemployed.
By the mid-1940s, the Point Grey Community Centre Society conceived plans for an indoor ice arena at the Strathcona Gardens site. In May 1947, The Park Board agreed to lease part of the gardens to the Society for the arena. Kerrisdale residents then launched an aggressive and wide spread fundraising campaign to raise money for the project. These donations plus funds from a local improvement bylaw along with some Park Board money, brought the project to fruition.
Kerrisdale Arena provides an ideal location for all rink events. With seating for over 2000 spectators, the arena is an excellent choice for hosting hockey and ringette games/tournaments, figure skating competitions, and any other event requiring a NHL-size ice sheet. http://www.hostingbc.ca/content/kerrisdale-cyclone-taylor-arena