Introducing our New River Valley Outdoor Activity Centre
Over the decades, we’ve seen thousands of Albertans enjoy our facilities and we’re ready to carve out the next piece of our history, to support the next generation of community builders, athletes, and Olympians who will visit our hill.
We have envisioned a state-of-the-art, sustainably designed Outdoor Activity Centre that will allow us to better serve the community for decades to come. It will mean more folks enjoying our city’s backyard, more capacity to support our athletes, and a new hub for community building.
Until our new facility is finished, we have new modular buildings at the hill that offer Guest Services, Equipment Rentals, Day Lodge/Warm Up Space and Apres Ski! These buildings will support our operations year-round until our new permanent home is completed.
Our new facility will enable ESC’s community partners, including the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, the Indigenous Sport Council (Alberta), Action For Healthy Communities and Girls in Sport Alberta to offer year-round outdoor sport and culture
programming. The new facility will accommodate a range of participants, from those currently facing barriers to
Our new facility will:
Employ over 110 people, aged 16-30 in our community
Deliver more than 2,000 recreation
and instructional opportunities free
Generate economic opportunity for local and neighbouring businesses
Conceptual Main Floor
Conceptual Second Floor
We’re proud to be able to limit the environmental impact of the project, thanks to building the new infrastructure on the existing facility footprint. What’s more, our unique location – connected by the trail system of Canada’s largest urban park network and Edmonton's Valley Line LRT — will provide ready access to community members.
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We are grateful to be the recipients of $6.6 million from the Government of Canada's Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program and a further $4.8 million from the City of Edmonton toward the construction of the new River Valley Outdoor Activity Centre, a year-round, net-zero carbon building.
Our Project Timeline
Fall 2022: Demolition of existing facility and operations transition to interim centre
Fall 2023-Winter 2024: Project plan and design is finalized
Spring 2024: Construction on the new facility starts
Fall 2025: River Valley Outdoor Activity Centre opens for public use
As progress develops, we’ll have more information about important milestones in our project. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the new facility!
About the Edmonton Ski Club
Since 1911, the Edmonton Ski Club, nestled in the centre of Alberta’s capital city, has been a hub for community, recreation, and togetherness. We have brought folks together of all ages and skill levels to enjoy winter and summer activities in the heart of our city and the beauty of our river valley.
We ensure that generation after generation of Albertans can experience that rich sporting, cultural, and natural
heritage that all Albertans treasure. We work with community organizations across Edmonton to ensure everyone has
the opportunity to experience the hill. This includes:
The Indigenous Sport Council (Alberta)
La Cite Francophone's Flying Canoe Festival
Cloverdale Community League
Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society
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