There is a lot of community pride in Hamiota concerning the 1991
completion of their sports complex. The $2.1 Million facility is the
result of outstanding community support and determination. The sports
complex is a combination skating arena/curling facility, complete with
dressing rooms, viewing areas and a large kitchen. The curling ice arena
has a 10,500 square foot concrete floor (4 sheets of ice). The skating
arena has a 22,800 square foot concrete floor (85 X 195 foot artificial
Located adjacent to the Hamiota Municipal Park, the location of the
facility ensures use on a year round basis for a variety of events.
Operated by a volunteer board, elections are held annually. Staffing for
the facility includes a full time Facility Foreman and two seasonal full
time employees. The canteen is operated with volunteer workers, with
proceeds being directed towards the general operating costs.
Men, Ladies, Mixed and Junior Curling Clubs all operate regular seasons
and host bonspiels annually. The Minor Hockey Program includes all age
groups, female hockey and high school hockey. A Learn to Skate Program
is offered each year and generally begins the season.
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DISTRICT SPORTS COMPLEX
PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE
TIMES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Sundays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
p.m. to 8 p.m.
p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Adult Skate 10:00 – 12:00
Pre-school and Kindergarten
Skate 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
SEASON SKATING FEES
Single Skate $2
Kindly pay your skating fees prior to proceeding onto the ice for
Hamiota & District Sports Complex Story and Details.
There is a lot of community pride in Hamiota concerning the completion
of their new sports complex. The $2 million facility is the result of
outstanding community support and determination. The sports complex is a
combination skating arena/curling facility, complete with dressing
rooms, viewing areas and a large kitchen.
The project obtained over $800,000 of local community support through
fundraising and donations. Federal and provincial government grants
added approximately $800,000. Volunteer labour contributed a value in
excess of $300,000. As a result, the facility is completely operational
with no debt.
The project began in 1984 when the existing facility required extensive
upgrading. Local residents were given an estimate of $600,000 to upgrade
the existing facility, which was built in 1934.The upgrading of the
existing facility would only ensure another ten years of further use. As
a result, the community rejected the upgrading of the existing facility
in favor of a new sports complex.
The first fundraising effort netted the building committee $20,331.26.
Combined with additional fundraising efforts as well as local community
support, construction began in May 1989. Ian Bobiak supplied the
building design and project management for phase 1. Gaiser Builders of
Brandon completed the actual building and construction. The Building
Committee made a conscious commitment to use local contractors wherever
possible. Mostly volunteers under the supervision and assistance of a
local journeyman electrician installed the plumbing and heating systems.
Building supplies for the interior was supplied through the local
Hamiota Building Supply, while Prairie Concrete of Hamiota supplied the
concrete. The ice making equipment was supplied and installed by
Goodman's Industrial Maintenance of Brandon. The interior carpentry and
block work was all done by local contractors and locally hired workers.
Volunteer labour has been valued at approximately $300,000 for the
project. Volunteers were responsible for all painting in the building,
installation of all arena lights, building the front entrance berm,
misc. carpentry, project management of all but the first phase of the
project, preparations for the surface, pouring and finishing the
perimeter slab, final leveling with sand for the ice surface, installing
3" Styrofoam SM, rebar and ice chairs, artificial ice pipes and wire
mesh, and construction of viewing areas as well as bleachers.
The Hamiota & District Sports Complex is located adjacent to the Hamiota
Municipal Park. The park contains six ball diamonds, a soccer field,
campground, museum, agricultural grounds, beach volleyball, equestrian
arena and an outdoor swimming pool. The location of the facility ensures
that is used as a year round facility for a variety of events. In fact,
the first major use of the facility was in June of 1991 when the
community hosted the provincial MSOS Senior Games. Over 1,086
participants took part in the provincial event.
The facility includes:
Curling Ice Arena
sheets artificial curling ice
entrance/exits to accommodate 750 people
Lower Curling Lobby (Club Room)
viewing of curling ice with double gazed tempered glass windows
of handling approx. 120 people
Upper Curling Lobby
viewing of curling ice with double glazed tempered glass windows
of handling up to 150 people
access to the kitchen
x 195 ft. artificial ice surface
bleacher seating for 470 people
Lower Skating Lobby
large dressing rooms with shower/washrooms
and storage room
lobby for public skate change
Upper Skating Lobby
viewing of skating ice through 2 panes tempered glass (outside 11/2 inch
access to bleachers
access to kitchen
of handling up to 150 people
for broadcasters, coaches, etc.
modern kitchen with gas grill, oven, and deep fryer
in cooler and freezer
The Hamiota and District Sports Complex is operated by a volunteer
board, with elections held at the Annual General Meeting.
Staffing for the facility includes a full time Facility Foreman as well
as additional full time and part time staff. Operation of the canteen is
done with volunteer workers, as well as volunteer conveners.