The Tom Hornecker Recreation Center is located at 2122 - 18 Street, accessible from both the Northbound and Southbound Highway 2 on 18th Street. The recreation facility holds an ice rink, three curling ice sheets, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Also available are a warm room, a full commercial kitchen, lounge, and a concession. Other features include a privately owned gym and gun club.
Ice season runs from September long weekend to the last Sunday of March. The ice is utilized by the Nanton Minor Hockey Association, Nanton Figure Skating Club, Palominos Hockey Club, Foothills Bisons, as well as other local hockey and Ringette clubs. On the off season, the arena is often rented out for various events and functions such as roller derby and lacrosse.
Contact the center for ice bookings, including our ice allocation policy. The center is closed on holidays, except for Family Day.
Swimming The THRC pool is usually open from May to September. This outdoor pool is the perfect way to cool down on a warm summer day. Join us for Public swimming, swimming lessons, and classes.
Check the documents section above for downloadable pool schedules for the summer.
New Swimming RegulationsAs of this summer, the Nanton Pool will be implementing the Lifesaving Society’s guidelines from the WaterSmart® Program for 2018. We will be providing all children 8 years old and under a wristband, identifying that they must either be within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian*, or have their parent or guardian* present on the pool deck depending on age and swimming ability. As a proud affiliate of the Lifesaving Society, we are continuously updating our policies to ensure all patrons stay safe and have fun at our pool!
Summer tips to stay WaterSmart®:
- Check out our swimming lessons, available to anyone aged 6 months to 99 years!
- Always have a buddy, never swim alone
- Wear a lifejacket when boating, fishing, canoeing or kayaking
- Always enter unknown water feet first
- Swim at lifeguard supervised pools and beaches
For more information on the Lifesaving Society’s WaterSmart® Program, visit: www.lifesaving.org
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. See you at the pool!
* Responsible teens over 12 years of age are able to supervise children under 8 years old
The Nanton Curling Club takes responsibility for the schedules and use of the curling ice. Please visit the Nanton Curling Club website for more information on how to join a team, or get involved in curling in the winter season.
There is a variety of advertising opportunities in the THRC facility. Contact the Recreation and Events Coordinator for pricing.