Athabasca County partners with neighbouring municipalities to support recreational facilities in the region. Studies show that when we live active lifestyles we are healthier and more productive in life with family, work and in our communities. Recreational facilities are an important part of our region and help people choose the Athabasca region as the place to run a business or raise a family.
Athabasca Regional Multiplex Fitness & Aquatic Centre
The largest recreational facility in the Athabasca Region, it supports a range of traditional sports activities and community events under one roof. Designed as a multi-purpose community facility, the multiplex is also available for conferences, weddings, trade shows, graduations, parties and meetings of all sorts. There is room to accommodate groups of 36 in a small meeting room to over 1,000 for your social, sporting or cultural event.
The facility has a curling rink, skating/hockey arena, field house, fitness room, lounge two meeting rooms, multi-purpose room and a concession. All of these facilities can be utilized and booked by members of the public. As a funding partner in the facility, Athabasca County actively participates in a board that helps manage the facility.
In spring of 2019 an expansion including a new aquatic centre and fitness centre opened to the public. The expansion was funded by the Town of Athabasca, Athabasca County and numerous donations from community organizations, businesses and individuals.
Athabasca Multiplex Aquatic Centre
The Athabasca Multiplex Aquatic Centre is the only public facility of its kind in the Athabasca region. It’s located at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex and offers both a zero entry, barrier free leisure pool (water slide, lazy river and water features), as well as a 25 metre lane swimming pool with climbing wall. Also offered is a sauna, hot tub, and modern change rooms with family and accessibility features. Host your child’s next corporate event or birthday by renting the meeting room just off the pool deck.
Boyle Arena & Curling Club
The Boyle arena has a beautiful mezzanine and viewing area where people can sit comfortably and watch the activities on the ice surface. The arena is a busy place and hosts the Boyle Minor Hockey, an “Old Timers’ hockey league and recreational hockey opportunities. The Boyle Curling Club is very proud of its three sheet facility which is connected to the arena by a pedway. A full kitchen facility is found on the main level, and the mezzanine and viewing area has an area for snacks and refreshments. The Curling Club hosts a Men’s Bonspiel, Ladies Bonspiel and a Mixed Bonspiel every year and is kept busy with league play in between.