Kinsmen Sports Centre is currently undergoing rehabilitation to replace or upgrade systems in the aquatic centre.

Project Update - Spring 2024

Rehabilitation work on the Kinsmen Sports Centre aquatic centre continues. To ensure the facility remains open to the public, construction is being completed in a phased approach. 

Phase 1 rehabilitation work, which included the removal and replacement of the existing headwall (the area where swim competitors jump into the water) at the Don Smith Memorial Pool and the installation of a new stairway railing along the main diving platform, was completed in January 2024. 

Phase 2 rehabilitation work, which will address health and safety items in the deep tank, is anticipated to start in fall 2024 and be complete in spring 2025. 

Project Overview

The Kinsmen Sports Centre has been operating since 1968 and was identified in the 2019-2022 Capital Budget as a priority for rehabilitation work to fix or replace and upgrade major mechanical and electrical systems, some of which are more than 50 years old. 

In 2023, the rehabilitation project was downsized when funding was shifted to support other City of Edmonton (City) building rehabilitation priorities.  

Following this change, the work being completed involves the removal and replacement of the headwall at the Don Smith Memorial Pool, as well as aquatic centre health and safety compliance and legislative priority items. These upgrades will bring the centre’s facilities up to current building codes as well as health and safety standards. 

Design for the remaining rehabilitation work is complete and construction documents are on hold until funding becomes available. Funding for this project will be reassessed by City administration against other priorities within the 2027-2030 Capital Budget.