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GLENMORE TWIN ARENA Stu Peppard Arena Replacement

The City of Calgary will be replacing the Stu Peppard Arena at the Glenmore Athletic Park, which has reached the end of its useful life. The arena will be replaced with a new twin-ice facility, addressing the need for additional ice space in west Calgary.

Project Update – December 2023

The project team is finalizing the designs for this new facility, and we anticipate starting construction in the fall of 2024. The existing facility will remain open to the public until the new Glenmore Twin Arena opens. Please check back on this page for the construction start date and for updates throughout construction.

Background

The Glenmore Athletic Park is a premier facility owned and operated by The City of Calgary, which began construction in 1962. The Athletic Park features an arena, aquatic centre and velodrome, all constructed between 1962 – 1975.

Located within the Athletic Park, the Stu Peppard Arena is one of Calgary’s oldest skating facilities, hosting many minor and adult hockey leagues. In 2010, the Council-approved Concept Plan for Foothills and Glenmore Athletic Parks identified Stu Peppard Arena as nearing the end of its useful life, due to challenges with its age as well as limitations as a single-sheet ice facility.

Replacing Stu Peppard Arena with an optimized twin-ice arena was proposed as a solution, and, in June 2021, Council approved $45 million in funding to construct a twin-ice facility.

In addition to improved accessibility and energy efficiency, the new Glenmore Arena will address the need for additional ice space in west Calgary.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2024 and will be complete in the summer of 2027.

Design

The new Glenmore Twin Arena will include:

  • Two ice rinks
  • Spectator seating
  • Team rooms and two tenant team rooms
  • Spectator concourse
  • Multipurpose room and classroom
  • Support spaces
  • Additional parking stalls

The design for the new arena will target a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold approach.

Benefit

Investment in public recreation infrastructure is important for promoting the local economy, fostering cultural vitality and encouraging healthy, active lifestyles.

The new Glenmore Twin Arena will increase the availability of ice surfaces in west Calgary, providing more space to practice and compete.

Once complete, the new arena will be an upgraded, modern facility with improved accessibility, capacity and energy efficiency.

Impact

Investment in this project will contribute $34.4 million to the GDP.

It will generate 244 full-time equivalent jobs during project design and delivery (based on Infrastructure Calgary’s economic impact assessment model).

Budget

The Council-approved budget is $45 million.

This project is primarily funded by the Revised Capital Investment Strategy, with Hockey Calgary committing additional funds.

Timeline

  • January 2023 - Spring 2024 - Design
  • Summer 2024 - Pre-construction activities start
  • Fall 2024 - Main construction starts
  • Summer 2027 - Construction completion and new facility open to public

Timelines are variable and dependent on weather, ground conditions and other unforeseen circumstances (i.e. supply chain delays).


This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​

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