Sport Tourism

Welcome to Fort St John, the Energetic City.
Why energetic? Well, for a few reasons.

Located in the heart of the majestic Peace River country, Fort St. John supports a trading area of more than 69,000 people in the City and outlying service region. The population is dynamic, young, and energetic. The average July high temperate is 22°C, while the average January low temperature is -19°C with an average annual snowfall of 183 cm.

Early pioneers built Fort St. John into the largest city in British Columbia’s northeast region. Since its beginning in 1794 as a trading post, Fort St. John has continuously grown with the completion of the Alaska Highway in 1942 and the discovery of high-grade oil in 1951, setting the city’s course as British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Capital.

“The Energetic City” is accessible year-round by air with daily flights to major Western Canadian markets including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Prince George or on the ground by major highways including the scenic Alaska Highway. We have over 1350 hotel, motel and bed and breakfast accommodations in the City. Our friendly, small town feel is matched with big city amenities, creating a fantastic combination for many to call home. You will find unique shops throughout the city along with many national chains. Fort St. John is a great place to visit and play, and offers a uniquely rich concentration of cultural activities and outdoor adventures.

Fort St. John offers top-notch recreation facilities and being “The Energetic City”, has hundreds of events taking place every year that entertain people of all ages and interests. Our newest recreation complex, the Pomeroy Sport Centre is a state-of-the art recreation facility and special event centre capable of hosting a wide range of activities. It has been designed to create a lasting legacy that will shape the future of the Energetic City for years to come. It is the Centre of excellence for sport, promotes community and personal wellness, and provides an attractive venue for events appealing to a wide range of interests.

The first floor include 2 NHL sized ice rinks with boards, benches and protective netting, a concession, a skate sharpening vendor, 12 dressing rooms, public meeting rooms and administration offices. At the lobby, you will find the Sport Celebration Project, in which integrates innovative technology with traditional media to honor the athletes, coaches and sport builders that have represented Fort St. John on the world stage.  It marks the rich sport history of the area and recognizes the achievements of local athletes.  And best of all, it welcomes our community into the building through a visual commemoration of our spirit.  It is truly a lasting legacy of our Energetic City.

The second floor is home to a Booster Juice outlet, and has one of only four indoor Olympic-sized long track speed skating ovals in North America. Made with a concrete base, this level can also be used for other events with 60,000 square feet of usable space during non-ice seasons. The Olympic sized long track speed skating oval is 1 of 4 in North America - others being in Utah, Wisconsin and Calgary.

The third floor features the three-lane Northern Vac Walking Track for use year round. It features a heated rubberized running surface, 340 meters in length, and it’s free to the public!

The facility has the capability to remove all ice surfaces in the summer months to accommodate major indoor sporting events, concerts, cultural events, trade shows, rodeos, conventions and more. There is more than 80,000 square feet of space on the first floor of the facility. The total event space available is in excess of 140,000 square feet! It also offers both a stair system and public elevator, making the building completely accessible.

In addition to the Pomeroy Sport Centre, our Sport Campus includes an 8-sheet curling rink, indoor soccer pitch, North Peace Arena (NHL sized ice rink with a seating capacity of 1500), and North Peace Leisure Pool (including 25 meter, 6 lane competitive tank). Additional facilities include a 413 seat performing arts theatre, 3 golf courses, 17 baseball fields, and 2 outdoor soccer pitches.

Hosting Portfolio

2010 Speed Skating Provincials
2011 Speed Skating Provincials
2011 Calgary Oval Program Summer Training Camp
2012 Canadian Masters Long Track Championships
2012 Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships
2012 Canadian Indoor 3D Archery Championships
2013 Speed Skating Provincials
2014 Speed Skating Canada - Canada Cup #1
2015 Canada Winter Games Long Track Speed Skating Events
2015 Co-Host World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
2016 Totem Figure Skating Interclub
2016 BC Hockey Pee Wee Tier 2 Provincial Championships

And coming soon: 
2017 World Masters’ Speed Skating
2017 BC PeeWee Box Lacrosse Provincial Championships

Looking forward to host your next event!

 

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Wally Ferris, General Manager
Phone: 250.787.8150
Responsibilities:
  • Grounds & Facilities
  • Leisure Services