CEI Architecture wins design of Sylvan Lake Multiplex redevelopment project in Alberta

CEI Architecture has been selected as the prime consultant and architect for the Sylvan Lake Multiplex redevelopment project in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, located 25 km west of Red Deer and 170 km north of Calgary.

The $18 million redevelopment is planned to include a new hockey rink, five-sheet curling rink, four-lane running track, seniors centre, multi-use spaces, and more. The new facility will be tied into the existing Sylvan Lake Multiplex, which has a hockey rink with seating capacity for over 1000, and aquatics centre. The roof of the Multiplex collapsed in January 2014 after heavy snow accumulation.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the Town of Sylvan Lake on this recreation project,” said Mark Hentze, partner and leader of CEI’s recreation and community design practice. It’s going to be a great addition to Sylvan Lake, providing additional hockey, skating, curling and other facilities to the whole community,” Hentze added. “From kids to seniors, everyone will benefit.”

“We know that ice sports are important to the community of Sylvan Lake, and we’re happy to contribute our expertise.”

Sylvan Lake was recently named Kraft Hockeyville by the NHL, beating out seven other communities in Western Canada in the public voting stage. The prize comes with $100,000 for arena upgrades, which will go toward this project. The redeveloped facility will host an NHL pre-season exhibition game between the Calgary Flames and Phoenix Coyotes.

CEI’s portfolio of recreation facility projects across Canada continues to expand. We recently completed the Southlands Community Centre and are working on the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre. Both facilities are in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and designed in collaboration with Ron Fougere Associates.