LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 22, 2015) -

Phase 1 of the Crossings Leisure Complex continues to take shape and is on track for its grand opening in the fall of 2016. Representatives from all levels of government today toured the construction site and witnessed the progress being made on the 11,600-square-metre facility that will enhance the quality of life in Lethbridge by providing an array of opportunities for individual, family and group recreation for all ages.

Most of the steel frame of the structure is complete, and interior masonry work is well under way. The roof is substantially complete on the arena, and roof work continues atop the curling wing. Additionally, the mechanical and electrical systems are now being roughed in.

Located at the corner of Britannia Boulevard and Mauretania Road West, the Complex will include two ice surfaces, 10 sheets of curling ice, viewing areas, dressing rooms, and food and beverage services.

Once completed, the Complex will enable Lethbridge to attract regional, provincial, and national competitions and special events, which will in turn contribute to the City's economic prosperity.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is contributing up to $10 million towards this project through the Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component

  • The Province of Alberta is providing a total of $25.8 million

  • The City of Lethbridge's contribution is approximately $5.6 million

  • The total estimated project cost is $41.4 million


"Our Government is a strong supporter of community infrastructure that not only improves and enhances the social and sporting fabric of communities from coast to coast to coast, but also creates the right conditions for economic growth and long-term prosperity. The Crossings Leisure Complex will achieve both of those goals and I am delighted to see the progress made in this extraordinary facility."

Jim Hillyer, Member of Parliament for Lethbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Excitement is building in our community as we look forward to the opening of these curling and adjoining twin-arena facilities in 2016. We appreciate the valuable support of our funding partners, the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta, in helping to make this project possible."

Councillor Rob Miyashiro, Chairman of the Crossings Leisure Complex Steering Committee

Associated Links

To learn more about the Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component (MIC) visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/bcf-fcc-eng.html.

To learn more about the Crossings Leisure Complex, visit: http://www.lethbridge.ca/projects

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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Contact Information:

Michele-Jamali Paquette, Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
for the Regions of Quebec

Gerald Gauthier
Communications Chair
Crossings Leisure Complex Steering Committee
City of Lethbridge

Infrastructure Canada
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154