Groundbreaking event officially marks start of history-making Civic Centre project

November 3, 2022

Following a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, November 2, the City of Spruce Grove has officially launched the start of the Civic Centre project.

The City worked closely and consulted with residents, stakeholders and experts to develop the concept for the Civic Centre, which addresses critical ice shortages and expands arts and culture opportunities in the community.

Civic Centre amenities will include:

  • Spectator arena (NHL-sized ice) with over 1,400 fixed seats and capacity of 2,000+ for floor events
  • Community arena (NHL-sized ice) with 250 seats
  • Satellite branch of the Spruce Grove Public Library
  • Black box theatre – a multifunctional performing arts space
  • Art gallery
  • Community walking track

City Council unanimously approved the budget for the project in June 2022 and received an update in October with advanced design work indicating cost estimates for the project are within the approved budget.

The Civic Centre project has been made possible through the support of several stakeholders including the Government of Alberta's Municipal Sustainability Initiative, a funding contribution from Parkland County, the support of the Town of Stony Plain, and other partners and groups.

“This highly anticipated facility is an important investment for the community and addresses significant needs in our fast-growing region to better serve residents and visitors alike.”

“We are excited to see work begin on the Civic Centre, as this will become a space that will support community connections as residents come together to enjoy art, culture and sport. I’d also like to thank the Province of Alberta for recognizing the importance of this facility to our community and for their support of this project.”

- Jeff Acker, City of Spruce Grove Mayor

“Spruce Grove’s Civic Centre promises to provide Albertans with a vital hub for culture, entertainment and learning.”

“Alberta’s government is proud to provide $19 million in funding to support this new facility which will address the future needs of the community and the region and significantly improve residents’ quality of life.”

“This project clearly demonstrates the great things that can be achieved when municipalities work with community partners towards shared goals. We will continue to collaborate with municipalities to build our communities across Alberta.”

- Rebecca Schulz, Minister of Municipal Affairs

“Our United Conservative government is proud to help bring this project, which I have been a strong advocate for, to life in Spruce Grove. Families and businesses will use this Civic Centre for generations to come, and its construction will create hundreds of high-paying jobs. I’m proud that different levels of government were able to work together to make this much-needed project a reality.”

- Searle Turton, MLA Spruce Grove-Stony Plain

Civic Centre quick facts

  • The Civic Centre is the single largest project the City of Spruce Grove has ever undertaken.
  • The 125,000 square foot facility houses several amenities together under one roof, including a spectator arena, community arena, a walking track, an art gallery, a black box theatre and a branch of the Spruce Grove Public Library.
  • The total project cost is just under $73 million.
  • The cost of the preliminary design work and required lands are included within the City’s approved 2021 budgets. 
  • The facility will be in the Westwind development, north of Westwind Drive in Spruce Grove.
  • For more details and renderings of the building, please visit

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