Abbotsford Recreation and Community Centre

Abbotsford Recreation and Community Centre, home to the Matsqui Blades Speed Skating Club, provides an international size ice sheet, and has been the host to several major short track speed skating events. In addition to the world-class ice surface, the new adjoining community centre and outdoor grass fields provide world-class dry land training.

This Open Town Square wheelchair accessible concept also has 14,720 square feet of gymnasium space, an 11,000 square foot fitness centre/weight room, a 5,200 square foot multi-purpose room, an indoor track, outdoor grass area, and a 25m (7 lane) indoor swimming pool.

With a population of over 160,000 residents; Abbotsford, the hub of the Fraser Valley, provides all the amenities of an urban city surrounded by British Columbia’s incredible countryside.

Athletes and coaches will feel welcomed to the community through the involvement of local schools and volunteers at community events held throughout their stay.

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Fast Facts

  • 14,720 sq.ft. Gymnasium
  • 11,000 sq.ft. Fitness centre/weight room
  • 5,200 sq.ft. Multi-purpose room
  • Indoor track
  • 25m (7 lane) swimming pool
  • Outdoor grass fields
  • International size ice sheet (can be converted to curling ice for major events)
  • Experienced ice technicians
  • Seats 375 spectators
  • Multipurpose rooms

Facility Specs

Year completed 2008
Seating capacity 375
Parking capacity 1000
Medical room No
Warm up area No
Licensed for alcohol No
Official rooms
Food services Yes
Dressing rooms
Sound system No
Owner Public
Office space No
Weight room / fitness facility Yes
Equipment storage No
Ticket box No
Media room No
Internet capability
Hospitality room No

Facility Hosting Services

Tourism Abbotsford, through the development and implementation of our Sport Town Canada Brand, has identified sport tourism and sport hosting a primary focus of our community. We are anxious to assist you in determining whether your event is a good "fit" for our community, facilities and available services. We can provide assistance in a number of ways:

- Joint Bid Preparation and Bid Support
- Volunteers
- Provide financial and in-kind support
- Provide visitor services before, during and after the event
- Assist with measuring the economic impact of the event

For more information about hosting an event in Abbotsford please contact the Director of Sport Hosting at 1.866.572.7496.

Hosting Portfolio

Short Track Speed Skating:
Salt Lake City Olympic Selection Trials
5 National Selection Trials
5 Provincial Championships

Facility Contact

Yvonne Hayden
Sales and Marketing Manager
Tourism Abbotsford
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More Information

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Map and Directions

This facility is located in the
Vancouver Coast & Mountains region of BC
Facility Address:
34690 Old Yale Road, Abbotsford, BC, V3G 1C4