Sackville Sports Stadium Sackville, NS
This multi-use community recreation facility was a key project for DSRA Architecture, featuring an arena, aquatic centre, and fitness centre. The 17,000 SF aquatic centre includes a leisure pool with water slides, deck toys, and underwater jets, as well as a six lane 25m competition tank. The NHL size arena has a seating capacity of 300 spectators including team rooms and dressing rooms. The fitness centre includes a multi-purpose room, weight training and aerobics rooms, as well as locker rooms, family change, and showers, a large cafeteria and sports bar, daycare centre, health centre, and administrative offices.
Additions and renovations to the facility to adapt to changing user needs included:
1996 - New family changing rooms - assessment of existing requirements, design and site review of new family changing rooms and showers ($65,000). New controls/front desk operations - assessment of requirements, design and site review during construction of new access gates, card control systems and front desk area to allow regulation of facility. ($35,000)
1997 - New Fitness Centre - a 100% expansion of the existing fitness centre including storage, consulting rooms and control desk was undertaken to accommodate the rapid growth of membership and the trend to aerobics/weight training. ($235,000). Physiotherapy Suite - part of the upper pool deck was renovated to provide offices, consulting areas and exercise rooms for a local physiotherapy group specializing in sports medicine. ($21,000)
1998 - Juice and sports supplement bar - an area of the upper lounge was renovated and converted into offices, suntanning facility, proshop and juice bar. ($18,000)