|Former names||Virden Regional Multi-purpose Recreation Facility|
Virden, MB, CAN
|Broke ground||March 2010|
|Operator||Town of Virden|
|Construction cost||$18 million (Canadian)|
|Capacity||arena - 1,200|
|Virden Oil Kings (NCHL) 2011-present|
Virden Golden Bears (MHSHL) 2011-present
Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL) 2012-present
Tundra Oil & Gas Place is a multi-purpose recreation complex located in the town of Virden, Manitoba, Canada. The venue includes a 1,200-seat ice hockey arena, community hall, and recreational facilities. The naming rights to the complex were acquired by Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership in August 2012.
With Virden's aging recreational facilities reaching the end of their useful lives, the Town of Virden held public consultations to assess the needs of the community and region. The result of this was the idea to build a large multi-use facility that would replace older facilities and provide recreational options not available to residents in the area. Construction on the new complex began in March 2010 and was completed in June 2011. The total cost of the facility was $18 million, with the federal and provincial governments contributing $5 million in public funding.
The 1,204-seat arena at Tundra Oil & Gas Place is home to the Virden Oil Capitals of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, Virden Oil Kings of the North Central Hockey League, Virden Golden Bears of the Manitoba High School Hockey League, local minor hockey, and local figure skating programs. The first major event hosted by the arena was the 2012 Telus Cup regional championship, which was hosted by the Manitoba Midget 'AAA' Hockey League's Southwest Cougars.
The complex also features a 500-seat community hall, retail space, fitness centre, running/walking track, and an outdoor swimming pool. These public facilities, along with the arena, are managed by the Town of Virden's Parks and Recreation department.
- 2012 Telus Cup - Western regional tournament
- 2014 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Virden's Rink Set To Open. DiscovcerWestman.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-25.
- ↑ Virden unveils name for recreation centre. Brandon Sun (2012-08-21). Retrieved on 2012-10-25.
- ↑ New Recreation Facility. Virden.ca. Retrieved on 2012-04-25.
- ↑ 2012 TELUS Cup West Regional qualifier to be hosted by Virden. Hockey Manitoba (June 4, 2011). Retrieved on April 26, 2012.
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