Our region has a variety of venues and facilities and you are sure to find one that suits your needs. For larger events, you should consider one of the following venues:
City of Windsor Park and Recreation offers hundreds of leisure programs for people of all ages in its network of community centres, pools and arenas, plus quality facilities to rent for special events, private parties and meetings. Visit www.reconnectwindsor.ca for information on facilities, programs and services. Opening in December 2013, a new family aquatic pool and play area in downtown Windsor.
This 144,000 square-foot facility provides an exciting attraction for local families and tourists. With a competitive pool, diving well and family water park, the complex greatly increases the City's sports and recreation tourism and hosting capabilities. The Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame has its permanent home in the complex.
WFCU Centre is the home of the two-time Memorial Cup Champions, our own Windsor Spitfires. WFCU is a 6,500+ facility capable of hosting sporting events and/or concerts. This world-class venue features a spacious concourse providing convenient access from entrance to seating, concessions, washrooms and other customer services, five major food and beverage concessions, a spacious club lounge and 31 private suites with separate and exclusive access.
The University of Windsor’s Alumni Field at Lancer Stadium (West Windsor) was the host venue for the 2005 Pan-Am Junior Track and Field Championships. The St. Denis Community and Athletic Centre offers three different types of facilities: Indoor (training centre, the Forge), the Fieldhouse (track and courts) and Outdoor facilities (fields, track and stadium). The indoor facilities include a swimming pool and fitness centres with cardio machines, free weights and resistance machines. The outdoor facilities offer five football/soccer fields, an 8-lane IAAF approved Mondo track and 2,200 seat stadium. The stadium has accommodated crowds up to 10,000 and the stadium lighting allows for night games. The St. Denis Centre Fieldhouse offers a 6-lane, 200m indoor track, and Mondo surface courts for basketball, volleyball and badminton.
The Vollmer & Recreational Complex (La Salle) is the primary place for recreational, social and cultural needs of LaSalle residents. The complex boasts:
The Essex Sports Complex is a state of the art facility that includes twin-pad arenas that can hold almost 1,400 spectators in the large rink; the second rink can hold over 300 spectators.
The Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex has double pad ice arenas that includes an Olympic sized ice surface with bowl seating for 1,500 with theatre style seats and an NHL size surface with bleacher seating for 200. The complex features:
Amherstburg Recreation Complex - The The Larry Bauer Memorial Sports Complex promotes a healthier community; inclusive sports for persons with special needs; commitment to the additional needs of the current user groups; equal access to programming for women’s groups; opportunities for sports tourism; and growth of recreational and leisure programming.
It provides numerous sports tourism opportunities, the energy efficient recreation complex will consist of approximately 133,000 square feet of indoor space that includes: a twin pad arena facility, with seating for 600 and 200 people respectively, a practice mini rink, an indoor playing field with walking track, a 2,900 square foot multi-use community room and 2,100 square foot of expandable retail lease space. Outside the complex will feature Canada’s first Miracle League Ball Diamond for persons with special needs, Ontario’s first community artificial grass baseball diamond to go along with the region’s first community artificial grass and regulation size soccer/CFL football field.
The project will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certified, and will include a geothermal ground loop, for energy efficient heating and cooling of the facility — this is also a first for a community recreation facility in the region.