Projects: Sports & Recreation
Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre
Medicine Hat, Alberta
In 2013, we developed a $25.6 million, 124,603 sf. upgrade and multi-phased expansion plan for the existing Family Leisure Centre in northwest Medicine Hat - a structure SAHURI designers know well as we designed the original building in 2002. . This popular state-of-the-art facility is a community hub known for providing endless opportunities to play, where residents can develop physically and socially all under one roof.
The family-oriented Centre offers a variety of structured and unstructured health and lifestyle activities. Inside amenities include a 50-meter multi-purpose pool complete with wave generator, swirl pool, diving tank, children's pool, steam room, and waterslide. The recreational building also houses an Olympic sized ice arena; fitness facilities with equipment for strength training and cardio; indoor soccer, tennis, and lawn bowling areas; viewing areas, dressing rooms, and washrooms; and a variety of meeting rooms, entertainment rooms, and concession points.
Outside activities are also accommodated with three soccer pitches, one premier (lighted) sports field for football/soccer/rugby, four high-quality baseball diamonds, a BMX track, and an accessible playground.
To support further sporting activities, our expansion design accommodates a new field house with two indoor soccer pitches, a raised walking/jogging track and gymnasium, a new NHL sized ice arena, expanded fitness and wellness areas, additional spectator seating for the existing swimming pool, and upgraded administration areas. This development is currently under construction.
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