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After years of planning and fundraising, the Swan Hills Dirt Riders were able to build their track. Since 1994, the Swan Hills Dirt Riders have hosted CMA (Canadian Motocross Association) sanctioned races a Western Canadian Amateur Nationals. The Dirtriders have kept up with the changing moto-cross programs in Alberta and are now sanctioned with the ADRA and CMRC .
President Todd Senner: "We host an annual race to the delight of our local rider and riders in the surrounding area. We spent the first year building the sanctioned track, which is now one of the destinations on the ADRA race circuit in the province of Alberta. We have had as many as 400 riders from across B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan take part in the race. Riders from ages 4 to 65 take part in the different classes of the race, and it's getting bigger every year. It is a great family atmosphere which is part of the attraction is the track. It's fairly demanding on the riders. But the track isn't just open one day a year - anyone can try their hand at it. Members of the association and their guests are allowed to ride the track on non-race days. We have a fee of $15 for a single day ride or we also have low membership fee that is affordable, $100.00 for a yearly family membership. All we ask is that you contact a member and let them know you will be here. Our contact list is posted at the clubhouse, or you can visit the ADRA website to gain further information."
The 2008 annual race saw the spectator numbers over 1700 people and the total registered riders was 433. The majority of the riders were from out of town.
The revenue from the memberships and day passes helps pay the insurance allowing open access. Random camping is available at the track during races.
The Tom Parkinson Centennial Arena is available year round, in the winter for skating and hockey events. We encourage outside ice rentals, this arena is in an ideal location for hockey teams that wish to meet in the middle. This arena has standard size artificial ice rink, 4 dressing rooms and concession (grill-deep fryer). This facility is available for trade fairs and events. Contact the Town of Swan Hills (phone 780-333-4477) for rental information. Summer Programs that use this facility are Floor Hockey, Basket Ball. Contact the Town of Swan Hills (phone 780-333-4477) for rental information.
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*All arena bookings must be made 1 week in advance. Phone: 780-333-2211
2016 Public Ice Times
4:00 - 5:30 pm
5:45 - 7:15 pm
8:00 - 10:00 pm
4:00 - 5:30 pm
5:45 - 7:15 pm8:00 - 10:00 pm
4:00 - 6:30 pm
6:30 - 8:00 pm
*All public ice times are subject to change
Local youth fundraised to have the skate park moved, and asphalt poured. Now located at the Leo Moyen Recreation Place, the park is now highly visible, centrally located, and next door to the local RCMP detachment.
Our Curling Arena boasts 3 sheets of ice, and a lounge that over looks the ice. Kitchen facilities are shared with the 50+ Centre and include large pop cooler, an oven, grill top and deep fryer. Contact the Town of Swan Hills (phone 780-333-4685) for rental information.