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 current 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.
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.
Arena Library Expansion 2020 Final Architectural Concept Drawings
At their May 26 regular meeting, Council voted 4 to 3 to approve the final and guaranteed maximum price of the $24.6M capital budget which includes $18 M for the arena (incl. the JR A team addition) and $6.6 M for the Library.