Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness

Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness is a 2,000 seat multi-purpose sports facility on the MacEwan University's City Centre Campus in Edmonton, Alberta. Construction began on this campus in 1991. In May 1993, MacEwan Sport and Wellness was one of the first buildings on MacEwan's City Centre Campus to open its doors to students. One month later, the MacEwan Sport and Wellness facility opened to the general public.

Christenson Centre
Full nameChristenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness
Former namesMacEwan Centre for Sport and Wellness
LocationEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates53°32′50″N 113°30′26″W
OwnerMacEwan University
Capacity2,000
Construction
Broke ground1991
Opened1993
ArchitectBarry Johns, Wood Gardner O'Neill, O'Neill Wensley, Webster & Fry
General contractorPCL-Maxam, Stuart Olson Construction, Raywalt Construction,
Tenants
MacEwan Griffins
Edmonton Chill (IBL) (2008)
Edmonton Energy (IBL) (2009)

In September 2009, the building was renamed as the Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness after the university received a donation from the Christenson Family.

The centre houses a pool, fitness centre, squash and raquetball courts and gymnasium. It is home to the Grant MacEwan Griffins' basketball and volleyball programs who play in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. It was also used as the home of the Edmonton Chill, later the Edmonton Energy of the International Basketball League, for two seasons (2008 and 2009). That team now plays at the Butterdome, across the river at the University of Alberta.


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