Multi-Plex Ice Arena

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Multi-Plex remains closed to the public.
See the Coronavirus Information page for more info.
As a result of our plans to upgrade the Multi-Plex, the facility will remain closed to the public until the end of August due to construction.

The Multi-Plex will soon be boasting an additional ice surface, AJHL team dressing rooms, and Library.

The Arena expansion is going forward and shovels will be in the ground in June 2020. See the conceptual drawings below.

The original Multi-Plex Arena is a versatile and highly used facility and boasts an 85’ X 200’ ice arena with spectator seating of 650+, 5 spacious dressing rooms, a concession and SK8 Shack that offers skate sharpening and supplies.

Ice rentals are available from September to the end of March and the dry ice surface is available for event bookings from April to August.

The second floor includes a banquet room, perfect for smaller weddings, family reunions or seminars and a meeting room, both of which overlook the ice arena below. Please refer to the Facility & Room Rental page for bookings.

During the winter months, the Town maintains an outdoor rink that is flooded daily (weather permitting) at approximately 8:00 am and 3:30 pm (8:00 am only on stat holidays). When open, the rink is free for public use daily between 8 am - 10 pm.

Multi-Plex Arena Expansion

The 2015 Recreation, Culture, and Parks Needs Assessment and Master Plan identified the need for an additional ice surface.

» Many similar sized communities have a twin arena.
» An additional ice sheet would address capacity and demand issues.

The 2018 Civic Facilities Development Strategy and Master Plan recommended:

» Planning for an expansion to the Multi-Plex to include additional indoor ice.
» Development of a larger library to support a larger and growing community.

In the development of this facility concept there have been meetings with the Recreation, Culture, and Parks Board; the Library Board; and the Dual Ice Development Society. Facility tours in Red Deer, Calgary, and Okotoks were conducted with the architect (ACI Architects), Town Council, and Town Administration.

Construction of the Multi-Plex Arena and Library will begin June 2020. See the final architectural concepts of the facility in the gallery below.

See the renderings and site plans from ACI Architects that were showcased during the September 12 Open House.

Get a virtual tour of the new arena! Check out the 3D-Fly Thru of the arena/library provided by RC Strategies.

Looking for Sponsorship Opportunties? View the brochure (PDF).

Jim Hurley Memorial Free Skate

Through the generosity of the Blackfalds Ag Society, there is FREE skating every Sunday from 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm from September to March. So lace up your skates and come on out for some family fun!

Please note there is no skating Dec. 25 or Jan. 1

Helmets are recommended. No shoes or strollers are permitted on the ice surface.

Public Drop-In Skating

Between September and March, the Multi-Plex ice arena is open for public skating on school PD Days and some holidays from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Admission is $2 / person or $5 / family.

Upcoming dates are listed in the Events Calendar.

Home of the Blackfalds Bulldogs & Blackfalds Skating Club

The Blackfalds Bulldogs are a Minor Hockey Association consisting of Pups, Initiation, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget hockey teams. For more info visit the Blackfalds Minor Hockey website
The Blackfalds Skating Club is a member of Skate Canada and consists of Preschool, CanSkate, PreStar and Starskate skating levels.  For more info visit the Blackfalds Skating Club website.