NexSource Centre

Town of Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada

The town of Sylvan Lake is located in central Alberta, and is a popular tourist destination for visitors from around the province. Plans to renovate one of the town's ice arenas (to accommodate the town's growing population) became urgent after the roof of the 1972-built structure collapsed. 

The Sylvan Lake NexSource Centre is an arena and community center complex that features two new rinks: one ice arena, and a second curling sheet that is also NHL-sized, with the flexibility to morph for future uses. The facility also includes upgrades to the existing 1,000-seat arena, a new senior center, and multi-use rooms that can open onto the curling rink to accommodate trade shows. The new space is designed to seamlessly attach to the existing multiplex ice surface—which was not affected by the collapse—and to the aquatics center, to create one large community complex. 

In 2014, Sylvan Lake was named "Kraft Hockeyville" by the NHL, coming out ahead of 15 other Canadian communities. The honor came with a $100,000 prize, which is helping to fund the redevelopment project and to serve as an important reminder of hockey's significance within 
the community.