But all the action is not just on the ice.
In the new meeting room, a local youth group is holding a workshop on career options. Dozens of men and women are using the weight room and the track is filled with a local seniors walking group. This is just a typical night at the Indus Recreation Centre. The vision of the new Indus Recreation Centre is:
A gathering place to meet the growing needs of the county and community.
A New Facility: Imagine it Now!
Indus is a hamlet found east of the City of Calgary, which serves the citizens and communities of southeast Rocky View. Demand for sports and community programming has tripled in the past ten years with growth of the nearby community of Langdon and the rural area surrounding Indus.
Our area youth programs are literally bursting at the seams. Most of the minor hockey programs share ice times, forcing players to practice on only half the ice. Our growing ringette program is forced to obtain ice in other communities as far as 30 minutes away. Growth in adult sports has come to a halt, as we are unable to support any new programs. The current ice facility is 100% utilized and user groups are projecting substantial growth including Indus Minor Hockey Association at 20% per year; Indus Ringette Association at 15% per year; and Indus Figure Skating at 10% per year.