Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex

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Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex
Leamington Recreational Complex Logo.png
Former names F.T. Sherk Aquatic and Fitness Centre
Location 249 Sherk St.
Leamington, ON N8H 4X7[1]
Coordinates 42°02′33″N 82°36′22″W / 42.0424667°N 082.6060667°W / 42.0424667; -082.6060667Coordinates: 42°02′33″N 82°36′22″W / 42.0424667°N 082.6060667°W / 42.0424667; -082.6060667
Owner The Corporation of The Municipality of Leamington, Ontario
Capacity Highbury Canco Arena 2,500. Unico Arena 200.
Opened 1985 (1985)
Expanded 2000
Leamington Flyers (Highbury Canco Arena)
Official Website

The Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex was opened in 1985 as the F.T. Sherk Aquatic and Fitness Centre in Leamington, Ontario, Canada.[2]

The complex was expanded in 2000 providing the community with access to 2 ice pads, and a fitness and aquatic centre.


Highbury Canco Arena[edit]

Added to the complex in 2000 as the Heinz Arena, Highbury Canco Arena is the home of the 2 time defending Western Conference Champion Leamington Flyers of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. The arena has an Olympic (or international) sized ice surface with bowl seating for up to 2,500 people. Highbury Canco Arena is also used by local minor hockey teams and the Leamington Skating Club.[3]

The former Heinz Arena name was changed after the main sponsor of the arena, Heinz, ended Canadian production of its products in Leamington. On August 15, 2015, The Heinz Arena became the Highbury Canco Arena [4]

Unico Arena[edit]

Unico Arena was also added in the renovations done to the complex in 2000. The Unico Arena has an NHL (or North American) sized ice pad with seating for 200 people.

The F.T. Sherk Aquatic and Fitness Centre[edit]

The original portion of the current complex is the F.T. Sherk Aquatic and Fitness Centre. This portion of the complex houses:

The municipality offers gym memberships to the public, and there are currently over 3000 members.[5]


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