Kamloops, BC – The City of Kamloops is excited to announce that the Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) Fieldhouse, located at 910 McGill Road, is reopening on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 5:30 am. The updated Fieldhouse features a completely resurfaced indoor track and a third hardwood court. To celebrate the reopening, the City is waiving the drop-in cost for the track on opening day.
“Other than the two pre-existing hardwood courts, everything on the floor was stripped out and replaced with Olympic-standard materials,” says Jeff Putnam, Parks and Civic Facilities Manager. “We continue to invest in our infrastructure to ensure these facilities support our citizens, athletes, and visitors for years to come.“
The new track is a premium Mondo Track surface, the international standard for competition. This synthetic rubber surface is expected to last 20 years. In addition to the new surface material, which is now blue, grey, and green, the lanes were also widened to meet current international standards, and two more sprint lanes were added. The 200 m, six-lane track now features ten 60 m sprint lanes.
The new hardwood on the North Court completes the three-court system from the initial vision for TCC. This high-performance hardwood floor expands the Tournament Capital opportunities for hosting volleyball, basketball, and badminton events. This court will be open on Sunday, October 8, 2017.
“In addition to the new track and hardwood court, we have also added some new fitness equipment,” says Linda Stride, Recreation, Health and Wellness Supervisor. “Two new Schwinn Airdyne stationary bikes and an S-Drive Performance Trainer add even more value to the track for our users.”
This $1.8 million project was funded in part by a $500,000 grant from Western Diversification Canada’s Canada 150 Infrastructure Program. This legacy has been recognized with a large Canada 150 logo on the floor at the Fieldhouse entrance.
Also opening on Monday is HealthFare, the new food service provider in the lobby of TCC. HealthFare is a casual restaurant franchise that focuses on creating meaningful connections with food and with people.
Quoting Mackenzie Moore, Brand Manager and Marketing Coordinator for HealthFare:
Our mission is to serve food that our grandparents would recognize—real food, real ingredients—and making sure that it can be prepared quickly. We feel that no one should compromise their diet because of their busy schedule. Our menu takes it back to basics, offering a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. Just good food, made with real ingredients, prepared quickly so you can eat well.
HealthFare will be celebrating its opening and the reopening of the Fieldhouse by offering a free coffee, tea, frozen yogurt cone, or muffin to anyone who turns in their wristband between Monday, October 2, and Friday, October 6.
Free admission is for the track only; regular rates will apply for the Wellness Centre and Athlete Performance Centre. A track pass, which sells for $19.45 per month, provides access to the track, hardwood courts, and fitness equipment in the Fieldhouse. TCC will be open its regular hours of 5:30 am-11:00 pm. To qualify for the HealthFare promotion, wristbands must be removed by HealthFare staff and cannot be removed in advance.
Parks and Civic Facilities Manager
City of Kamloops
Recreation, Health and Wellness Supervisor
City of Kamloops
Brand Manager and Marketing Coordinator