Recent stories about recreation

Three people gathered in a bar hold up a Sport Edmonton t-shirt and an Edmonton Oilers jersey for a player called Skinner.
sports recreation

Reed Clarke charts new course for rebranded Sport Edmonton

Sport Edmonton, the rebranded version of the city-funded Edmonton Sports Council, is working to create community legacies from major sporting events that come to town, and to empower grassroots play.

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Three games of pickleball take place inside a gym.
region recreation

CatchCorner helps Edmonton sport centres reduce booking headache

A Toronto-based tech company called CatchCorner, which allows users to find and rent soccer fields, skating rinks, and yoga spaces, recently expanded to the Edmonton region and is already creating more overall space on offer while also making life easier for facilities by modernizing the booking process.

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Players face-off on an indoor pickleball court coloured blue, green, and brown. The court's net runs through the centre of the photo, with players holding paddles on either side.
region business

Pickleball facility expands as interest in sport soars

As interest in pickleball continues to grow in the region, a St. Albert-based facility is opening a second location in Edmonton.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Ski club requests aid to stay alive"
history river valley

A moment in history: April 19, 1979

On this day 44 years ago, the Edmonton Ski Club faced an uncertain future. Learn the ups and downs of this river valley institution.

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A close-up shot of two hands attaching bright-gold netting to a basketball rim with chipped red paint
sports recreation

Stingers shoot for 500 new nets on Edmonton basketball courts

An Edmonton Stingers program is aiming to install 500 new basketball nets on community courts this year, thanks to a partnership with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.

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An off-leash dog on a trail surrounded by trees
podcast speaking municipally

Speaking Municipally doesn't get ruff on pop-up dog parks

The city's proposal to create up to 30 pop-up off-leash dog parks earned an endorsement from noted cat-lover Troy Pavlek in Episode 205 of Speaking Municipally.

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Exterior view of the new Coronation Park Sports and Recreation Centre within Coronation Park with people and dogs in the snow around the trails leading to the building
city council infrastructure

On the agenda: Coronation funding, pedway construction, climate reviews

City council returns from its holiday break this week, with community and public services committee on Jan. 16, urban planning committee on Jan. 17, and executive committee on Jan. 18. Here are some of the key agenda items.

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The front entrance of the Tri Leisure Centre
region recreation

Shared recreation centre marks 20th anniversary

The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary on Oct. 1 with high hopes of continuing to recover from the pandemic, helped in part by an increase in funding from the three municipalities that support it.

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Play equipment and toys in the child-minding space at the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
city council recreation

Child-minding offered at five city recreation centres

The City of Edmonton and the YMCA of Northern Alberta have partnered to offer child-minding at Kinsmen Sports Centre and Terwillegar, The Meadows, Clareview, and Commonwealth recreation centres as a year-long pilot program. The service provides supervision for children who are 11 or younger to play and learn while their parents or caregivers use the city's recreation facilities.

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