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Make The Most Of Top Alberta, Canada Sports Venues 


WinSport Winter Sport Institute

A collection of winter sport facilities, the WinSport Winter Sport Institute is a not-for-profit organization set in Calgary in southern Alberta. The institute also owns and operates the Canada Olympic Park, Bill Warren Training Centre, and the Beckie Scott High Performance Training Centre.

Established in 1956, WinSport Winter Sport Institute includes activities like Nordic and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, ice-skating, and hockey. Summer activities include mountain biking, zip lining, mini-golf, rock climbing, and bungee jumping.

Talisman Centre

Formerly the Lindsay Park Sports Centre, the Talisman Centre is a sports complex set in Calgary in southern Alberta. Known for its iconic roof, the Talisman Centre is Canada’s largest sports facility, and the second largest in North America.

Operated by the Lindsay Park Sports Society, and owned by the City of Calgary, the centre includes two, Olympic-size pools, five gyms, two tracks, and a multitude of fitness classes. Other amenities at the Talisman Centre include a childcare centre, free parking, and lockers.

Spruce Meadows

Show horse jumping competitions in the southern Alberta city of Calgary, has been around since 1975. Spruce Meadows equestrian facility has delighted horse fans since opening in April 1975, south of downtown Calgary. By 1979, the attendance at this wonderful 360-acre facility grew to 50,000. In 1982, the number of tournaments increased to four to include the National, Canada One, North American and Masters tournaments.

Throughout the years, Spruce Meadows continued its improvements and additions. In 2001, the Canadian Event Industries Awards voted Spruce Meadows to be the "Best Sporting Venue." Whether attending one of the year-round tournaments, fishing in the pond, picnicking on the grounds of the park, touring the horse stables or strolling through the International Christmas Market held at the park, there is plenty to do.

Scotiabank Saddledome

A multi-purpose facility, the Scotiabank Saddledome is located near downtown Calgary and twenty minutes from the Calgary International Airport.

Since its opening in 1983, the Saddledome has hosted many events including the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. Currently, the facility is home to the Calgary Flames hockey team, the Calgary Hitmen junior hockey team and the National Lacrosse League team, the Calgary Roughnecks.

A variety of events, concerts, conventions and sports are hosted at the Saddledome. Superstar Reba McEntire sold out the Saddledome in her 1995 performance.

Crowd-pleasing visitors include, the 2005 visit by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and the 2009 visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The facility's state-of-the-art technology, seating and flexibility make it a Southern Alberta mainstay.

Rexall Place

A multi-use venue, the Rexall Place is the official home of the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL, the Edmonton Rush of the National Lacrosse League, and the Oil Rush of the Western Hockey League.

The arena opened in 1974, making it one of the older arenas in the National Hockey League. The renovations throughout the years have kept it current.

The legendary Wayne Gretzky, the "greatest hockey player ever," played for the Oilers in the Rexall Place from 1979 through 1988.

The Oilers won four Stanley Cups, while Gretzky was on the team. Visit the arena to see the statute outside of Gretzky holding the Stanley Cup, a premier attraction in northern Alberta.

Peace Memorial Multiplex

Located 200 kilometers outside of Edmonton, the Peace Memorial Multiplex in Wainwright is not far from the big city in northern Alberta. Peace Memorial Multiplex is an ice rink that offers public skating, hockey and hosts parties and events. Open year round, the facility boasts 2 NHL sized sheets of ice for visitors to skate on. In addition to public skating and pick up hockey games, the facility offers lessons and clinics in both figure skating and ice-skating for hockey.

Peace Memorial Multiplex is a part of the Wainwright Communiplex facility that services the needs of the town’s active community. The facility contains dressing rooms, showers and full concessions for families visiting or participating in activities.

Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre

Bring the whole family to Alberta. The Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre is a wonderful southern Alberta indoor aquatic and skating center. The family is sure to enjoy all-day fun! The Kinsmen Aquatic Centre is perfect for swimming laps, riding waves in the wave pool, sliding down the Rip 'n Rattler waterslide, getting wet in the splash zone and lounging in the hot tub.

Lace up your ice skates or hockey skates for cool times on the ice in Encana Arena. Schedule time for a workout in the Fitness Room, offering cardio and strength training equipment or join in one of the aqua workout classes. After working up an appetite, visit the Riverboat Cafe for a tasty snack or meal. There are few better ways to experience Medicine Hat with the family.

Medicine Hat Arena

Located along the South Saskatchewan River, Medicine Hat Arena is a multi-use venue where the Western Hockey League Medicine Hat Tigers play hockey. The 4,006-seat arena is ideal for sports, events and concerts. Opened in 1970, Medicine Hat Arena on Ashe Avenue, just minutes from downtown Medicine Hat. 

While in the "Gas City," schedule enough time for a day at the Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre. Families love splashing around in this fun, indoor aquatic center. No matter the reason for the visit, be sure to make the most of your next stay in Medicine Hat – the Medicine Hat Arena is sure to be the launching site for great events.

McMahon Stadium

Operated by the McMahon Stadium Society, the 46,020-seat McMahon Stadium is located at the University of Calgary in the city of Calgary in southern Alberta. Canada’s fifth-largest stadium, the structure was originally established in 1960 as a replacement for Mewata Park Stadium.

The stadium is home to the University of Calgary Dinos, Canadian Junior Football League’s Calgary Colts, CFL’s Calgary Stampeders, and the Alberta Football League’s Calgary Gators and Calgary Wolfpack. No matter which team entices you to visit, be sure to have a blast at McMahon Stadium.

Leduc Recreation Centre

Covering 309,000-square-feet, the Leduc Recreation Centre is located in northern Alberta – just south of Edmonton in Leduc. The centre features a 1,800-seat and two 300-seat NHL-sized arenas.

Other Leduc Recreation Centre accommodations include the Mix Family Aquatic Centre, the 9,000-square-foot fitness centre, and two field houses: Leduc Co-Op Field House and the Leduc County Field House. Other features consist of the Kukabunga Jungle for the kids, Re/Max Child Minding Centre, and a curling rink.

ENMAX Centrium

Home to the Red Deer Rebels hockey team of the Western Hockey League, ENMAX Centrium arena is a multi-purpose arena in Red Deer, Alberta. The arena is comprised of two tiers of seating to accommodate up to 6,700 people. The arena not only hosts hockey fans, concerts, conventions and curling events to name just a few.

ENMAX is the largest indoor arena in the central and northern Alberta area and draws acts such as Snoop Dogg and Nickelback. ENMAX Centrium was built in 1991 and is named for the utility service owning the rights. From hockey to music to events, this arena is the premier place to be for entertainment in central Alberta.

Cypress Centre Fieldhouse

The city's only indoor soccer field, Cypress Centre Fieldhouse is located on the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede grounds in Medicine Hat, Alberta, three hours southeast of Calgary. With 33,000 square feet of space and overhead doors, the Fieldhouse is a popular location for trade shows, livestock shows, sporting events, and farmers' markets.

The Cypress Centre Fieldhouse is operated by The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede, known as the MHE&S, a not-for-profit volunteer community service organization which provides Medicine Hat with programs and events which would otherwise be cost-restrictive.