May 23

Aquatic Centre Renovation has been Approved!

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 8:21 AM by Website Administrator

We are excited to announce that the 2018 / 2019 Camrose Aquatic Centre Revitalization Plan has been approved!

With a total budget of $17,233,000, the plan includes the following:
  • An addition to the existing aquatic centre to the west.
  • An eight lane 25 m training / fitness pool with a depth of 1.2 m at the shallow end and 3 m at the deep end. This will include competitive diving blocks with sliding rails, a recreational diving board, integrated steps for easy access, and anchors for future play features. This pool will be kept slightly cooler, at around 28 to 28.5 degrees Celsius, compared to the existing pool, which is kept between 29 to 29.5 degrees Celsius.
  • A shallow pool at approximately 1 m deep that will be kept around 31 to 32 degrees Celsius and with easy access entry for water therapy and education.
  • A lazy river also kept at approximately 31 to 32 degrees Celsius.
  • A tots shallow play area with play and splash features that will also be kept at 31 to 32 degrees Celsius.
  • A new water slide that exits into a trough for fun and safe use.
  • An accessible in ground hot tub.
  • Upgrades to the existing change room facilities, including a major expansion to the Family change room. This will provide additional changing space during peak hours as well.
  • Renovations to the front lobby area to provide easier access to the front counter.
  • New heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems.
  • New pool filtration and water treatment systems for all the pools.
  • A steam room.
  • Upgraded fire and security alarm systems.
  • General cosmetic upgrades to the existing lobby and hall areas.
  • A new splash park on the South side of the new addition.

Construction will begin (as soon as permits are approved) with exterior work on the west side of the building during the summer of 2018 while the existing pool remains open to the public. Then in early fall of 2018 the entire facility will be closed for approximately 14 months while the remaining construction takes place.
With this approval, we will be exploring fundraising and grant options to help offset the costs if feasible.

We would like to sincerely thank all the supporters who contributed to the design, from the seniors drop in groups, the swim club, syncro club, triathlon club, Special Olympics, lifesaving group, and all of the public.


Mar 26

Project Update - March 26, 2018

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 2:55 PM by Website Administrator

Clark Builders and BR2 Architecture provided Administration with some proposed phasing options which included cost options for the Aquatic Center Project which were then taken to Council on February 20, 2018.

No concepts or decisions on budget have been made, but currently the options are:

Option 1
  • A full-phased with a minimal shut down
  • Total time of 26 months
  • Approximate cost of $18.1M

Option 2
    A full shut down
  • Total time of 15 months
  • Approximate cost of $16.6M

Option 3
  • A partial shut down
  • Total time of 18 months with a 12 month closure
  • Approximate cost of $16.9M

Click here to watch the interior design rendering video. THIS IS ONLY A PRELIMINARY DESIGN. NO CONCEPTS HAVE BEEN APPROVED.
Jan 19

Project Update - January 19, 2018

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 3:44 PM by Website Administrator

BR2 Architecture (the designers) and the construction firm Clark Builders are finishing up the final touches on the design based on all of the feedback received from many sources. 

Once that is complete, the next step will be to go to Council for approval before we move forward.

Stay tuned!