Town of Canmore

Larch Rink Replacement

Construction of the new CCHC housing development is underway. If you are looking for more information on the housing project including details on the units visit Canmore Community Housing Corporation's website here.

The Town is now looking at replacing the hockey rink that is currently on the site. The current rink is past it's end of life and does not work in it's current location with the new housing under construction. As part of this project a vault washroom will also be installed. If budget permits a pathway network will also be installed.

Scope of Project

  1. Replace hockey rink with a similar sized rink
  2. Lighting
  3. Player box
  4. Installation of a vault washroom
  5. Pathway network (budget dependent)
  6. Off street parking (budget dependent)
  7. Turf/kid rink

What's Not in Scope

  1. Playground 
  2. Additional rink amenities (that are not mentioned above)
  3. Enhanced landscaping
  4. Perimeter fencing

Get Involved

The engagement portion of this project has now closed, thank you for providing your feedback. Please see below for a summary of what we heard. 

What We Heard



  1. Move the rink further north
  2. Concern over pucks hitting housing
  3. Too close to housing
  4. Lower fencing on player box side
  5. Ok with tree removal in moderation to allow rink to move north



  1. Move it north if the rink is moved that direction
  2. Move it closer to the river path
  3. Move further away from housing
  4. Like design with rocks on bottom



  1. Provide pathways from north of development into the green space
  2. Adjust pathways accordingly if rink is moved
  3. Don't like pathways in the middle of the development
  4. Gravel trails are suitable 
  5. Pathways are not necessary



  1. More parking is required
  2. Concern that it will be used as overflow parking for the new housing
  3. Concern that overflow parking will congest streets
  4. Support minor tree removal if it improves access and provides more parking 

Next Steps

  1. Council will be provided with a briefing on the engagement and design changes on April 3
  2. The final design will be posted to this page following the April 3 council meeting
  3. Construction dates TBD 

Initial Design



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