The Town of Cochrane is an active and growing community, with both residents and visitors making good use of our excellent amenities and facilities.

The Town has known since 2008 that the community was going to outgrow the current pool. In 2009, an aquatic centre feasibility study, developed in consultation with the community, was approved by Council and outlined the basic requirements for the new aquatic centre to meet the needs of the community, now and for future growth. In 2010, Cochrane and District Warm Water Therapy Pool Society asked to be involved in the planning, and in 2011, the Cochrane Curling Club completed a study to determine if a new facility for curling was feasible.

A warm water therapy component was included in the design, and in 2012, Council approved funding to update the schematic design to include curling and determine if and how all three features could be incorporated into the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre. During this study, Council directed Administration to include lease space to help offset the operating costs of the Aquatic Centre.

With the commitment of Town Council, dedicated partners and the enthusiasm of the community, we’re working together to build Cochrane’s new aquatic and curling facility for the community’s enjoyment, now and for a long time to come.