Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre


287,000 sq. ft.

completion date




The Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, also called the Southwest Recreation Centre, was completed in early 2011 and is one of Edmonton's premier community facilities. The facility includes a salt water aquatic centre, a fitness centre and track, an arena area, 3 indoor gymnasiums, a children's wing, and four commercial spaces. The arena area contains 4 NHL-sized ice sheets and is approximately 172,000 square feet, including 20 dressing rooms, heated spectator viewing areas, and multi-purpose rooms. The project is registered for LEED Silver certification.

The building mechanical systems were designed and installed to provide energy efficiency, featuring air-to-air heat recovery for arena change rooms, desiccant humidification for the arenas, and refrigerant plant waste heat reclaim for use in roof top unit heating coils, domestic water pre-heat, desiccant dehumidification wheel regeneration, and arena spectator in-floor radiant heating.

The aquatic facility includes a 50m long 8 lane pool, a leisure and wave pool, a lazy river, a hot tub, a children's pool, and a steam room. The aquatic facility includes large anthracite / sand filters with carbon polish finish to provide lower micron particle removal than traditional pool filtration systems, as well as an electrolytic salt-chlorine system for sanitization.