Re-imagining the Stroud-Innisfil Community Centre

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A family of three people hold hands while skating

We have great facilities here in Innisfil, but sometimes they are under utilized and we need to rethink how we can provide the best value and services to our residents. Did you know that all buildings have life cycles? Constructed in 1975 the Stroud-Innisfil Community Center is one of our oldest facilities, and the Arena is under-used. There has been a decline in overall weekly prime time utilization rate of all of our ice pads from 90% to 84% over the past five years; and a further decline on weekends from 93% to 79%. Innisfil is providing a service level of one ice pad per 8,773 residents, which is the highest level of service among similar communities (the average service level is one ice pad per 15,134 residents).

The Active Innisfil Parks & Recreation Master Plan recommends an evaluation of the feasibility of continued use of our four indoor ice rinks. We need to hear from you! Tell us how you use the Stroud Arena and help us re-imagine what its future might be!

We have great facilities here in Innisfil, but sometimes they are under utilized and we need to rethink how we can provide the best value and services to our residents. Did you know that all buildings have life cycles? Constructed in 1975 the Stroud-Innisfil Community Center is one of our oldest facilities, and the Arena is under-used. There has been a decline in overall weekly prime time utilization rate of all of our ice pads from 90% to 84% over the past five years; and a further decline on weekends from 93% to 79%. Innisfil is providing a service level of one ice pad per 8,773 residents, which is the highest level of service among similar communities (the average service level is one ice pad per 15,134 residents).

The Active Innisfil Parks & Recreation Master Plan recommends an evaluation of the feasibility of continued use of our four indoor ice rinks. We need to hear from you! Tell us how you use the Stroud Arena and help us re-imagine what its future might be!

Tell us more about your use of the Stroud-Innisfil Community Centre! Share your experiences, positive and negative. Tell us about the first time you used the arena or your most recent visit!

Thank you for sharing your story!

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  • Keep the Stroud Arena!

    by Cory Holmes, 9 months ago

    Our family has spent many hours at the Stroud Arena, and I can't imagine how the IRC would accommodate the additional ice time if it were closed.  Between myself, my son and my daughter we average 4 hours of ice time per week there, and that is just one family.  Does the IRC have 4 additional hours available at reasonable times every week for us?  What about all the other families that use it similarly at different times?  

    Yes, the expense to update the building will be high.  It is always more costly to renovate when regular maintenance has... Continue reading

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  • Updated ice and better overall sports facillities

    by stroudproud, 9 months ago

    The Rec center on IBR is not the' be all' for all Innisfil residents.   Here in Stroud the park and skate park are busy in nice weather.  The ice rink is under utilized because it is dilapidated, dark and unwelcoming.  We need more fitness programs and maybe basketball or a sports dome.  The neighbourhood is changing over from retirees to young families again and our children do not have anything to do.  The YMCA is not an option.  Too far, no sidewalks.  We were promised a splash pad previously. Where is that?  With all the new townhomes across Yonge... Continue reading

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  • Rich M

    by richm, 9 months ago

    My kids are grown and I have used the Stroud arena for hockey and figure skating for years. My time there is almost done as this is my daughters last year for skating.

    Stroud is not growing by leaps and bounds and may have run it's course for this arena. Alcona growth and future need for winter sports by families will probably go to the IRC. But the IRC was built on the extreme cheap and is degrading. I don't mind the town closing the Stroud arena, but as long as they use the extra money to upgrade the IRC.... Continue reading

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  • Love the library, wish there were better non-ice facilities

    by Carolina, 9 months ago

    I am an adult with no children. While I do enjoy skating, the fact that there are no weekday evening public recreational skating times (the only times I'd be available to go) means that the ice surface is sort of useless to me. 

    I do use the library avidly, however, and take Zumba classes in the banquet hall. It would be really nice to have a larger, better-stocked library, with space for library programs,  and it would be nice to have a space more suitable for fitness classes (the banquet hall has slippery floors, no mirrors, poor lighting, and poor... Continue reading

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