Since the collapse of the original Springhill Arena in 2001, dedicated community members worked diligently to make the construction of a new community centre a reality. Through the hard work of many a multi purpose centre to accommodate sporting, recreational, cultural, tourism and business activities is the one of the many jewels in the community. The facility operates on geothermal energy - the largest facility in Atlantic Canada to rely on this power source.
Due to the local municipality's commitment to fiscal responsibility, the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre was constructed using a three phase process. To date only phase three is left to complete.
Phase I - This phase saw the construction of an arena with an NHL sized ice surface and seating capacity of 800. There are five dressing rooms, a room for officials, lobby and storage facilities, canteen with kitchen, coatroom, meeting/boardroom and walking track. Administrative offices for the Town's Park and Recreation Department is also housed here.
Phase II - This phase of the project includes a 3,100 square foot common room and teen centre.
Phase III - This phase will consist of a 4,285 square foot community gymnasium with two additional dressing rooms.
Scott Munro, Manager
Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre