Community Stories


BLACK DIAMOND, AB – The Scott Seaman Sports Rink, a new outdoor artificial ice surface will be  open for skating and shinny hockey on December 22nd in Black Diamond, Alberta, located 80 kilometers south of Calgary.

In addition to the 180 x 84 outdoor artificial rink, this new Scott Seaman Sports Rink features a 2,400 square foot service building including four dressing rooms, a referee/first aid room, a mechanical room and a refrigeration plant to maintain the outdoor artificial ice surface. » more


After 53 years of glorious memories the historic hockey palace was leveled by fire on July 07, 2005. The East-central Alberta community of Viking, AB, home of the famous Sutter family, has since been able to turn this tragedy into a fresh beginning. A new Carena opened for the 2007-08 season. » more


This Northeastern Alberta town has been in need of upgraded recreational facilities for a number of years. The solution has come in the form of the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre, a multi-functional complex that will service much of the surrounding area. » more


For almost four years now, Fredericton City Council and municipal staff have been involved in a carefully considered process to upgrade the city's ice sport arenas.  After eleven months of construction, the complex is now ready for the public to enjoy. » more


In 2004, the Arena Capacity and Expansion study confirmed that several community arenas are in an undesirable state and that the community's demand for more ice surface is increasing. » more


UCC is in the midst of "At Centre Ice" campaign, to support the planned building a new $17.5-million double-pad arena complex, which will replace the aging Patrick Johnson Arena. » more


The newly built Lakeside Leisure Centre is the current home to 2 indoor skating arenas, multi-purpose rooms, a weight room& workout gym, basketball & volleyball court, curling rink, and a aquatic center which houses a 35 meter indoor swimming pool, waterslide, waterpark, sauna, and steamroom. » more


The Edgeworth Centre is more than a much needed recreation facility. It is the heart of the vision to help make Camrose the hub of economic, social, health, education and leisure pursuits of East-Central Alberta. What's more, it will position Camrose as a provincial centre for the advancement of athletic excellence and community wellness.

The Wild Rose Arena, one of the oldest arenas in Canada (82 years old) is at the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced within a few years.

The Max McLean Arena, a 38 year old facility where these activities currently take place, needs mechanical, electrical and washroom upgrades, better seating and a new concourse. It is outmoded for spectator events and hosting junior-level and international hockey tournaments and large regional ice-oriented events. » more


In 2003, the City of Niagara Falls retained LeisurePlan International Inc. to undertake the Arena Facilities Feasibility Study.

This work, completed in 2004, involved a comprehensive assessment of community needs and concluded that additional ice surfaces were required in the short and longer terms. » more