SLS Family Sports Centre was built by community.
In 2001, a group of dedicated community volunteers, in partnership with the Town of Cochrane & Rocky View County and hundreds of generous donors, achieved the dream of building a new hockey arena and indoor turf in Cochrane. The commitment and contributions of those supporters resulted in SLS Family Sports Centre; a facility that is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people each year.
In 2004 spearheaded by the Society, the field house was added; indoor turf, double gymnasium, 3 lane track along with the 3rd party U of C gymnastics centre and Lifestyles Fitness Centre. The Society also took over managing the Original Cochrane Arena, built in 1974, and in 2005, did $500,000 in upgrades to the 'plant'.
In 2009, SLS Family Sports Centre conducted its first major expansion adding an additional 2 hockey arenas. In 2017, another major expansion took place adding a curling and aquatic centre. These expanded and new spaces will serve its communities for years to come.
On behalf of the ‘Owners’, the Town of Cochrane and Rocky View County, the Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Park Society manages and operates the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre and the Cochrane Arena. Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Park Society is a not-for-profit organization and registered charity.
To deliver a self-sustaining environment which champions the physical and social well-being of our community.
We inspire and provide opportunities to enhance the well-being of our community.
Our Core Values
Safety, Integrity, Inclusive, Customer-focused, Accountable, Engaged, Fun
'Safety' means taking responsibility for minimizing risk of injury, danger, or loss.
'Integrity' means being honest, fair, truthful and trustworthy.
'Inclusive' means accepting and valuing people.
'Customer-focused' means valuing our customers and their experience
'Accountable' means taking ownership for your role and yourself, and actively seeking opportunities to improve.
'Engaged' means active participation in driving the Vision and Misson forward
'Fun' means enjoying coming to work, engaging positively with our customers and supporting our cross-functional team environment.
Our Leadership Team
Scholarship & Subsidies
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
SLS Family Sports Centre has teamed up with Canadian Tire Jumpstart (Cochrane Chapter), to provide financially disadvantaged children living in Cochrane, with the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation programs at our facility.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart funding is set to $150 per submission. Funding amounts are subject to change based on demand and fund availability.
Funding can be used for; a SLS Family Sports Centre registered program that is either a minimum of 5 weeks in length with a minimum of one session per week or a Fit Kid Summer Sport Camps (must be 5 consecutive days).
Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Park Society is governed by a Board of Volunteer Directors made up of active citizens and stakeholders in the community