Acadia Recreation Complex
240 90 Avenue Se, Calgary, AB, T2J 6P6
The Acadia Recreation Centre is an attractive and full-service sports complex for a variety of pastimes.
|Cross Street |||MacLeod Trail|
|Office: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 29, 2009
The Acadia Recreation Centre has provided Calgarians with a venue for a smorgasbord of leisure and athletic endeavors for many years. The main sports of choice are hockey in the winter and lacrosse in the summer, all played inside their two hundred person arena. Their twenty table pub overlooks the hockey on one side and the curling rink on the other. Both the curling and hockey rinks are known as some of the best kept ice in the city. The Rose Hall hosts everything from theatre and ballroom dancing. The concession stand and pub can provide you with some fuel after burning all that energy! If you need some outdoor fun don’t worry; The Acadia Recreation Centre has regulation football, soccer and baseball fields out back.
Steeped in tradition
Acadia Recreation Centre isn’t new to Calgary’s amateur sports enthusiasts. The Recreation Centre is home to Calgary’s storied AAA Buffaloes. The Buffaloes have honed the skills of some of the best hockey players in Calgary’s history. Most of the few Calgarians who have made a living in the N.H.L. have graced the Acadia Recreation Centre's hallowed ice. The Rec Centre is also the birthplace and home to the Air Canada Cup. This yearly national tournament decides the best of the best in Bantam hockey. The Canadian men’s curling team that won a gold medal in the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Games also started their careers at the Acadia Recreation Centre.
A location for the masses
The Acadia Recreation Centre’s location, at 240 90th Ave SE, is one of the most central of its kind in Calgary. Originally the complex was designed and built for the Southeast Athletic Association. Since then the arena’s location and quality has made it a favorite among road teams. The Acadia Recreation Centre is also one of the few facilities of its kind that has been partially funded and run by private citizens and corporations. At any given time you might find one of many charity fundraisers going on within its walls!