Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness

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Christenson Centre
MacEwan Centre for Sport and Wellness main gym.JPG
Full name Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness
Former names MacEwan Centre for Sport and Wellness
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 53°32′50″N 113°30′26″W / 53.54722°N 113.50722°W / 53.54722; -113.50722Coordinates: 53°32′50″N 113°30′26″W / 53.54722°N 113.50722°W / 53.54722; -113.50722
Owner MacEwan University
Capacity 2,000
Construction
Broke ground 1991
Opened 1993
Architect Barry Johns, Wood Gardner O'Neill, O'Neill Wensley, Webster & Fry
General contractor PCL-Maxam, Stuart Olson Construction, Raywalt Construction,
Tenants
MacEwan Griffins
Edmonton Chill (IBL) (2008)
Edmonton Energy (IBL) (2009)

Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness is part of MacEwan University's City Centre Campus. 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.

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 2,000 seat multi-purpose sports facility located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the City Centre Campus of MacEwan University. It 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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