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The Grande Cache Recreation Centre is home to a first-class aquatic centre, hockey arena, curling rink, fitness centre, climbing cave, meeting and party rooms, Creative Kids Preschool and a variety of great sport, fitness and community programming for all ages.
This wonderful facility sits on the site of Central Park, which features a Spray Park, picnic tables, paved walking paves paths and an outdoor green gym.
780.827.2446   |    780.827-3850   |  reccenter@grandecache.ca  
10450 Hoppe Avenue, Grande Cache, AB   |  Grande Cache Recreation Centre 
FACILITY HOURS ARE: (winter hours effective September 22, 2016)
Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm 
Saturday Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm 
Stat holidays:  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grande Cache Recreation Centre at a Glance


  • NHL size ice surface
  • Spectator seating for 700
  • Four dressing rooms with showers and washroom facilities
  • Referee room
  • Overhead door entry for large equipment
  • Ice generally ready at the end of September until March
  • Arena surface available for weddings/rentals in the summer months 
  • 6 lane 25m pool
  • 2 dive boards (1m & 3m)
  • Wheelchair lift
  • Leisure/Wave Pool
  • Lazy River
  • Zero beach entry
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Offers Red Cross Swim Lessons, Fitness Programs and Lifesaving Society course
  • Spray Park (Open June – September 11:00 am – 8:00 pm daily)
  • Changeroom/washroom facilitiy
  • Paved Basketball Court
  • Green Gym with a full range of fitness equipment
  • Paved walking trails
  • Amphitheater  
  • Preschool for ages 3-5 located in the Grande Cache Recreation Centre.
  • Preschool program where they love every child’s uniqueness and their ability to explore, play and learn. Through facilitated play, games, crafts and songs we explore the world around us. We introduce children to a classroom environment - setting the stage for a love of learning.
  • Our licensed preschool introduces children to a classroom environment, setting the stage for an easy transition to kindergarten. The preschool features certified Early Childhood Educators & an outdoor classroom.
  • Additional drop off & parented programs are available year round. These programs provide opportunity to connect with other parents, enhance development in all developmental domains and designated to be affordable fun. 
  • For more information, please contact Miss. Jenn at 780.827.4226 ext. 237
  • An indoor climbing cave fun for the whole family!
  • Please contact the Recreation Centre at 780.827.2446 for available drop in times and rentals.
  • Call about special programs & birthday parties! 


  • The Grande Cache Recreation Centre houses the Department of Community Services that offers a variety of community programs and events for all ages that include registered programs, drop in programs and fitness programs. 


  • All members and non-members are required to wear wristbands while using the Grande Cache Recreation Centre, unless attending a program for which they have registered (participants names will appear on instructor attendance lists).
  • Access to our facility is permitted up until 20 minutes before the facility closes.
  • Families, persons with disabilities, persons with mobility issues and caregivers are welcome to use our family change room facilities.
  • No food, beverages (except water in non-glass water bottles), bags or coats are permitted in activity areas.
  • Coin-operated lockers are available for use in our change rooms at a cost of $0.25 per locker.
  • Parents/legal guardians are responsible for the behaviour and conduct of their minor children.
  • Personal conduct within the facility must be in the spirit of community and good sportsmanship.
  • Family-friendly language, behaviour and attire is expected and required.
  • Personal training, group training and instruction that is not delivered by the Department of Community Services or approved by the Manager of Community Services is strictly prohibited.
  • Proper, clean, non-marking athletic shoes and attire are required in activity areas.
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco is not permitted anywhere within the GCRC.
  • We have zero tolerance for abuse or harassment of our staff and volunteers.
  • The Town of Grande Cache, its employees and representatives cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen articles. We strongly advise that no valuables be brought into our facility or onto our property.