Tom Bredin Athletic Centre Revitalization
Investing in our cherished facilities
On October 3, 2023, the doors of Dutton Memorial Arena opened to a newly reconfigured NHL-sized rink, five new changing rooms, a new ice plant, significant structural upgrades and a new building envelope to ensure the future of the arena for another 50 years. A viewing area above the new changing rooms offer spectators a superb view of athletes. A newly expanded entrance to the building, including an elevator, provides upgraded access to the entire athletics complex.
At the end of the hockey season, artificial turf will replace the ice surface and serve as a multipurpose indoor facility for all students. As a result, students will be able to play soccer, rugby, and Ultimate, and enjoy a wide variety of track and field events as well as other sports. Hundreds of students, all playing different sports, will benefit.
The new arena has an expanded capacity that will enable us to host indoor events for up to 1,000 people during the spring and summer.
Another addition to the Athletic Centre are the new changing rooms at the opposite end of the Reimer Gymnasium for SJR’s basketball and volleyball teams. This allowed us to reconfigure and refurbish the existing changing rooms between the Reimer Gym and the Riley Fitness Centre. They have been redesigned to provide direct entry to the Fitness Centre, which means we can offer members of the wider SJR community access to this facility outside of school hours.