EDMONTON: Thanks to the perseverance of a small, dedicated group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past 13 years combined with the courage and foresight of Edmonton’s City Council, Edmonton will be home to a one of a kind recreation facility which will include only the third indoor velodrome in North America and the first dedicated indoor triathlon training and competition centre outside of Europe.
On Friday, December 7, 2018, Edmonton City Council approved $16 million to complete the government funding portion for this exciting addition to Edmonton’s inventory of first class sport and recreation facilities. This will be the new home for two sports Edmontonians have successfully participated and invested in for over 40 years.
The next year will focus on finalizing the design with an anticipated construction start in 2020. It will be located in Coronation Park linked to the existing Peter Hemingway swimming pool.
Over the course of the next 18 months, the cycling and triathlon communities in and around Edmonton will be conducting a $5 million community capital fundraising campaign. This philanthropic support completes the capital budget requirements of the $100 million plus centre. It ensures the facility will be equipped to host international competitions.
Edmonton has a long history and outstanding reputation for producing competitive track cyclists and triathletes and for hosting world class competitions. This facility adds to Edmonton’s ability to enhance and build on past successes of both individuals and events.