The new Lifestyle Centre is a comprehensive regional facility that showcases community recreation and cultural events while promoting individual health and fitness values.
The recreation program comprises 110,000-square-feet divided into three main components: an NHL regulation-size ice surface for regional hockey games, equipped with 1,200-seats; an aquatics facility that includes a six-lane, 25-metre pool, a leisure free-form pool and a therapy pool; and a community fitness / active living area. The cultural component includes an 8,000-square-foot library with views to the surrounding valley. Additional square footage is dedicated to multi-purpose, flexible community spaces for seniors’ programming, a child-minding area, administrative offices and concession stands. A wood-lined Galleria acts as a central unifying spine with visual connection not only to the outdoors but also to the various program areas.
The facility is sited in a forest near the LaHave River and provides optimal views to the natural surroundings from various program spaces. The Centre is connected to the network of path systems for walking and biking through the ravine conservation area.