Facility Information


The Dave Barr Community Centre is a City owned facility and was founded in 1982 after Mr. Dave Barr. He was a very influential supporter of sports in Grande Prairie and was always interested in bettering the community.

Our facility is a quality multi-use venue, which features birthday parties, special events, youth and adult sports programming and educational opportunities for children. Whether you’re holding a large social event, or corporate retreat, trade show or a small show, Dave Barr Community Centre has a unique space available to accommodate your guests during the spring and summer on our dry surface.

We provide a safe, fun, healthy environment with a friendly atmosphere for families, community groups and sports organizations in our Arena, Dry SpaceDay Care and Pre-K facilities.

Facility information:

  • Square footage of dry/ice surface: 17,000 sq ft  (200' l  x 85' w) 
  • Capacity: over 800 people in the dry surface and 100 people on the ice at a time
  • Seating capacity: 150
  • Sound system: Yes
  • Food service: Seasonal or upon request
  • Dressing rooms: 5
  • Parking capacity: 90 (with more parking around the perimeter of the facility)
  • Access to playground: Yes (fenced)
  • Drive-through doors for easy load-in and load-out accessibility

Interested in using our venue for your event?

Bring your event to us – you won’t be disappointed. Our experienced staff offer superior customer service and can handle all your event logistics. Contact davebarr@cityofgp.com for more information and we will get back to you within two business days.


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