Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex

Leamington, Ontario Geographic coordinate system Leamington Flyers
Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex
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Former namesF.T. Sherk Aquatic and Fitness Centre
Location249 Sherk St.
Leamington, ON N8H 4X7[1]
Coordinates42°02′33″N 82°36′22″W / 42.0424667°N 082.6060667°W / 42.0424667; -082.6060667Coordinates: 42°02′33″N 82°36′22″W / 42.0424667°N 082.6060667°W / 42.0424667; -082.6060667
OwnerThe Corporation of The Municipality of Leamington, Ontario
CapacityHighbury Canco Arena 2,500. Unico Arena 200.
Construction
Opened1985 (1985)
Expanded2000
Tenants
Leamington Flyers (Highbury Canco Arena)
Website
Official Website

The Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex was opened in 1985 as the F.T. Sherk Aquatic and Fitness Centre in Leamington, Ontario, Canada.[2]

The complex was expanded in 2000 providing the community with access to 2 ice pads, and a fitness and aquatic centre.

Facilities

Highbury Canco Arena

Added to the complex in 2000 as the Heinz Arena, Highbury Canco Arena is the home of the 2 time defending Western Conference Champion Leamington Flyers of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. The arena has an Olympic (or international) sized ice surface with bowl seating for up to 2,500 people. Highbury Canco Arena is also used by local minor hockey teams and the Leamington Skating Club.[3]

The former Heinz Arena name was changed after the main sponsor of the arena, Heinz, ended Canadian production of its products in Leamington. On August 15, 2015, The Heinz Arena became the Highbury Canco Arena [4]

Unico Arena

Unico Arena was also added in the renovations done to the complex in 2000. The Unico Arena has an NHL (or North American) sized ice pad with seating for 200 people.

The F.T. Sherk Aquatic and Fitness Centre

The original portion of the current complex is the F.T. Sherk Aquatic and Fitness Centre. This portion of the complex houses:

The municipality offers gym memberships to the public, and there are currently over 3000 members.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex (formerly FT Sherk Complex)". arenamaps.com. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  2. ^ http://www.leamington.ca/en/ourcommunity/leamingtonkinsmenrecreationcomplex.asp
  3. ^ "Arenas Highbury Canco and Unico". The Municipality of Leamington. Archived from the original on 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  4. ^ http://windsorite.ca/2015/08/heinz-arena-becomes-highbury-canco-arena/
  5. ^ "FT Sherk Aquatic and Fitness Centre". The Municipality of Leamington. Retrieved 2014-01-19.