This versatile and highly used facility 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.
The Town’s 10 Year Capital Plan includes construction for the ice sheet to start in 2021 and the library in 2024.The Town is proposing to expand the Multi-Plex arena. The project is proposed as two phases, with the rink being done in 2021 ($15 million budgeted), and the library in 2024 ($4 million budgeted).
See the draft renderings from ACI Architects that were showcased during the April 17 Open House.
Thank you for your feedback!
Questionnaires regarding the design concepts were made available to the public during the April 17 Open House and online. The survey generated excellent feedback from the community which aided Council to decide to take next steps in the facility expansion process at the May 28 Council meeting. See survey results synopsis.
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 - 3 pm. Admission is $2 / person or $5 / family.