$15.9 million in redevelopments for Shouldice Athletic Park crucial to Calgary’s football community

ShouldicePark TNA revamped plaza and three turf fields could attract national tournaments

A major portion of the overhaul of Shouldice Athletic Park is nearly complete after floodwaters damaged three artificial turf fields in 2013, leaving minor league football teams without a home.

Calgary’s minor league football community has been heavily reliant on Calgary’s NW park for decades and has had to adapt since the fields were deemed unsafe to play on.

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Sports collectors and sellers focus on current stars, but legends remain popular

Buyers pay $100s for McDavid collectibles, $1000s for Orr

TN vintagesports andyheadshotWayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr.

No surprise, but these men aren’t just hockey players, they are icons, national heroes. What’s surprising about these legendary players? Their collectibles still sell in abundance.

Andy Dunning, the owner of Andy’s Sports Cards and Collectibles in the northwest Calgary community of Hidden Valley, says sports card trading and collecting memorabilia is a hobby that is still alive, even thriving, among sports fans and aficionados.

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Recreational sports may not truly be accessible for everyone

Disabled athletes cannot always fully enjoy recreation due to facility deficiencies


The president of the Calgary Sledge Hockey Association says there is a deficit of arenas in Calgary with appropriate accommodations for athletes and sports enthusiasts with physical challenges.

Dominic Shaw plays sledge hockey as well as four other disability sports, and believes work should be done to give people with physical challenges more options.

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Ice wait times in Calgary still an issue for many hockey enthusiasts

City of Calgary has plans to add more rinks in 2016 to accommodate both players and parents

TN hockeyrinktimesLike any young aspiring athlete, Greyson Perry has dedicated much of his eight short years to hockey.

Now a novice with the Blackfoot Hockey Association, he is steadily moving up in the world of competitive hockey.

However, Greyson’s mother Jennifer Perry admits that it’s not always smooth skating when it comes to practices and games.

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