Talisman Centre fully reopens after Calgary floods
Damages estimated to cost $10M
The Talisman Centre on Macleod Trail is now fully open months after flooding in Calgary caused an estimated $10 million in damages.
While the pool opened in August and the dryland side of the facility opened in July, the competition pool, teach pool, dive tank and steam room have now been reopened.
“This year, more than ever, we want to say thank you to our customers, staff, tenants, partners and hundreds of contractors and engineers,” said Jeff Booke, CEO of the Talisman Centre, in a release.
“They were with us as we proudly celebrated our 30th Anniversary, but also as we faced closures and many unknowns due to one of the worst floods in Alberta’s history. And although we temporarily lost some square footage we never lost heart and neither did they.”
The dive tank closure provided the opportunity to renovate the 10-metre tower and install a new three-metre dive platform.
The improvement will allow for more training space and the ability for synchronized dives.
Facility operators are promising "an even better experience than before" for its 5,000 members and 3,700 sport partner athletes."