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Improving Sports and Recreation Infrastructure in Clarence-Rockland

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Improving Sports and Recreation Infrastructure in Clarence-Rockland

Ministry of Infrastructure

Infrastructure investment stimulates economic growth, creates jobs, supports stronger communities and enhances the overall prosperity of Ontarians.

The construction of the Sporting Event and Training Centre in Clarence-Rockland, Ontario, has been identified as a priority for federal and provincial infrastructure funding. The multi-use centre will provide the residents of Clarence-Rockland and Eastern Ontario with the following sport and recreational facilites:

  • Two NHL-size ice surfaces.
  • Two soccer fields.
  • A baseball diamond.
  • A running track.

The Sporting Event and Training Centre will allow for the creation of an advanced hockey program for secondary-school level hockey players, to be run by the Canadian International Hockey Academy.

Federal and provincial financial support is conditional on the project meeting all applicable eligibility and approval requirements under the Government of Canada's Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component, and on the signing of a contribution agreement with the City of Clarence-Rockland. As part of this agreement, the City will commit to reserve a proportion of operational hours of the facility for public and community use.

Media Contacts

  • Amy Tang

    Office of the Honourable George Smitherman


  • Chris Day

    Office of the Honourable John Baird




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