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Arena Spotlight: Niverville’s new Community Resource & Recreation Centre

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 12, 2022 1:30 pm

Even though it has been less than a year since Niverville’s state-of-the-art Community Resource & Recreation Centre (CRRC) officially opened, the 9,200 square-metre (99,000 sf) multi-use facility has already hosted a multitude of local and regional events.

Hockey Manitoba held it’s Male Under-16 Program of Excellence Spring Selection Camp this past weekend at the Niverville CRRC (April 8-10), featuring 116 of the best 2007-born players in the province. Last month, Niverville hosted the Hockey Manitoba Under-13 Rural AA Provincials from March 11th to March 13th featuring eight teams from across the province.

In recent months, the Niverville CRRC has hosted events such as the Manitoba Badminton Association’s High School Open and Provincial Seniors & Masters Championship, the 2022 Riel Cup (Dodgeball Manitoba’s provincial championships), along with various speed skating and gymnastics programs.

The 2022 Manitoba Games were scheduled to take place in Niverville from February 27 – March 5, 2022 but they were cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have hosted a great mix of both local and regional events. It’s been a really special year,” said Warren Britton, the Town of Niverville’s Recreation Facility Manager. “Even with the restrictions that we have had in place, we’ve had so many positives that have outweighed the crushing negatives. Every day, you see somebody in here smiling and enjoying themselves.”

Besides the hockey arena, the CRRC features a field house, performing arts centre, not-for-profit community childcare centre, indoor playground, meeting rooms and community common areas. The fieldhouse is home to the various men’s and women’s sports teams (volleyball, basketball and futsol) from nearby Providence University College (based in Otterburne). The facility also links to Niverville High School.

Starting in the fall of 2022, the Niverville Nighthawks, an expansion franchise in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), will begin playing all of their home games at the CRRC, giving the facility’s 704-seat arena an anchor tenant.

“Bringing Junior A hockey to Manitoba’s next city is important in providing the youth of our community a high level of hockey to strive to, ” Warren Britton said. “We are excited for the spirit of sports excellence and goodwill that will come with the Nighthawks.”

There is surplus land in the vicinity of the CRRC to expand in the future which could include a second ice surface or additional curling rinks.

The Town of Niverville hopes to attract at least one high level sporting event per year. The Niverville CRRC has been in conversations with Soccer Canada to host Futsol Nationals as they are one of the few facilities in Canada which has indoor courts that have international futsol lines. The CRRC has also discussed hosting the provincial men’s and women’s curling championships.


About Niverville

The Town of Niverville has enjoyed the status of being one of Manitoba’s fastest growing urban centres and within the top 20 fastest growing towns in Canada (According to Statistics Canada, Niverville’s population in 2021 was estimated to be 5,947).

Niverville has successfully envisioned and achieved a community resource and recreation centre that will support families and keep residents of all ages engaged and healthy within the region and is committed to creating a peaceful, welcoming environment with all services and amenities to continue to meet the needs of a thriving community.

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