Monday, December 5, 2011

100 Years of Recreation Kicks Off with Hockey in Calgary

The City of Calgary Recreation is celebrating its centennial in 2012.  January 1 will kick off the celebrations with an ode to one of our favourite winter pastimes – Hockey in Calgary.

Hockey  in Calgary is the start to a year-long celebration of Calgary’s commitment to providing sport, recreation, art and cultural opportunities for citizens. Recreation 100 (REC 100) offers a full year of events and activities that will highlight 12 monthly themes; starting with hockey and skating in January.

Calgarians, young and old, are invited to the Municipal Building and Olympic Plaza on New Year’s Day to celebrate a century of Calgary’s rich recreational landscape.  This free, family friendly event starts at 11 a.m. with entertainment and public skating.  Hockey in Calgary will feature hockey demonstrations, Hockey Hall of Fame memorabilia, hockey-themed art, and a ball hockey tournament with Hockey Canada alumni.

The City is proud to host the 2012 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship - so lace up, join the excitement and make January your month to share the spirit of hockey and your passion for skating.

Visit to learn more about Hockey in Calgary, our many events and celebrate the significant recreational achievements in Calgary. REC 100 is more than a legacy; it’s a century of achievement and a future of well-being.

This event is hosted in partnership with The City of Calgary, Hockey Calgary and the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Hockey stick public art installation - hockey sticks needed

In celebration of Hockey in Calgary and Recreation's 100th anniversary, local artist Matthew Bourree will construct a public art installation made entirely of donated, reclaimed or recycled hockey sticks. We need your old or broken hockey sticks. You can contribute to this work of art by dropping off sticks at any City arena, and watch Matthew work live:
  • December 31st 2011, approximately 5 - 11 p.m. - at the municipal building atrium during New Year's Eve festivities.
  • January 1st, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - at Olympic Plaza during Hockey in Calgary. The resulting artwork will remain on display in the municipal building atrium for the first week of January, and will then relocate to a Recreation facility in the city.

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