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Tom Hornecker Recreation Centre (THRC)



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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 several other spaces for rental.

Ice Time

Ice season runs from September to March. THRC is home Nanton Minor Hockey Association, Nanton Figure Skating Club, Palominos Hockey ClubFoothills Bisons, as well as other ice sports. 
 Check out Family Skate, Shinny hockey and other open ice times. During the ice season, the schedule is available in the document section.

Dry Arena

 On the off season, the arena can be rented out for various events and functions such as roller derby and lacrosse.

Contact the center for arena bookings. 


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The THRC pool is open from May to September.  This beautiful little outdoor pool is the perfect way to cool down on a warm summer day.  Join us for a wide variety of swim options, including open swim, fun classes and swim lessons.   

Check the documents section above for downloadable pool schedules for the summer.


We now have a Wibit!  

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New Swimming Regulations

As 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:


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 during the winter season. 

Advertising Opportunities 

There is a variety of advertising opportunities in the THRC facility. Contact the Recreation and Events Coordinator for pricing.

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  1. Arena/Rink

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  2. Curling Lounge

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  3. Multi-Use Room (Town Council Chambers)

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  4. Public Skating

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  5. Small Rec Room

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  6. Swimming Pool

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  7. Warm Room (Multi Use space with views of Arena)

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