The land rezoning application for the site of Crusaders’ multipurpose arena was approved following a public hearing on April 9, 2024. We thank all of those who participated in the public hearing and expressed their views to Council.

For the next step in the process, the Crusaders organization, as developer of the project, is required to apply and receive a development permit, before construction can begin. The County is committed to help mitigate any impacts of the arena development through permitting approval, working with the developer and adjacent landowners.

County / Crusaders agreement

On February 13, 2024, Strathcona County Council approved an agreement with the Sherwood Park Crusaders Hockey Society that will help expand recreational, event and ice time capacity in the community.

  • The Crusaders plan to construct and fund an estimated $86 million multipurpose arena that will include a four-sheet ice-rink arena with seating capacity for at least 2,500 in the main arena.
  • Through a 20-year agreement, Strathcona County will provide land and $990,000 annually to support the operations and maintenance of the facility and provide an equity investment. At the end of the agreement, the Crusaders will return the equity investment of $4 million to the County.
  • The proposed location for the arena is north of Highway 16 and west of Township Road 231 (Clover Bar Road), west of Cambrian Crossing in Strathcona County.
  • Under the agreement, the Crusaders will provide a minimum of 2,430 hours of prime ice time to the County each year, for community-based activities. This will increase ice inventory in Strathcona County, and allow for greater flexibility for a broader range of activities in existing County facilities.

Overall, the community gains through this innovative partnership without the County taking on a large capital outlay or posing greater tax impact.

Media release - February 13, 2024

The Crusaders organization is best to answer details about the construction, timeline and funding of their arena.
(See contact information below.)

Common questions

Contact information

For more information about Strathcona County’s role:

Stacy Fedechko, Associate Commissioner,
Infrastructure and Planning Services

For more information about the construction, timeline and funding of the arena:

Sherwood Park Crusaders Hockey Society
Adam Sergerie,
General Manager

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Last updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
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