Improving communities through sport

Breaking the Ice: How Much Does it Cost to Build an Ice Rink?

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Image courtesy of Luckybusiness on Adobe Stock In the world of sports tourism, ice rinks offer a unique draw, attracting athletes of ice hockey, figure skating, and other ice sports from far and wide. The vision of constructing an ice rink facility for sports tourism is captivating for communities that want to boost the local economy […]

How Much Does It Cost To Build an Aquatics Facility

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Image courtesy of Artesia Aquatic Center Building an aquatics facility to be used by sports tourism visitors and the community is an ambitious yet rewarding project. It can attract competitive swim teams, local athletes, leisure seekers, families, and sometimes even dogs. The wide range of guests drawn to an aquatic facility contributes significantly to local […]

How Much Does It Cost To Build an Indoor Sports Complex


Image courtesy of Rocky Mount Event Center Communities across the country are continuing to discover the potential of hosting athletic events and tournaments to draw in more visitors using sports tourism. A prime indoor sports complex, featuring 8 basketball courts and 16 volleyball courts, can be used for anything from recreational sports and sports tournaments […]

The Evolution of Sports Facility Design in 2024: A Focus on Smaller, More Engaging Venues


Image courtesy of CORE4 Sports facility design is undergoing a significant transformation this year. Gone are the days when the construction of massive sports complexes was the norm. In recent years, and especially looking ahead to 2024, there’s been a noticeable shift toward developing smaller, more specialized venues. This evolution is in part caused by […]

How the Top Aquatics Venues Measure Success


Image courtesy of Adventure Cove In the world of aquatics, success is not a matter of chance but a result of meticulous planning, exceptional service delivery, and a commitment to excellence. The top aquatics venues around the globe set the standard in the industry by employing a number of different approaches to measure their achievements. […]

Combating the Lifeguard Shortage: A Comprehensive Guide for Aquatics Center Management

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Image courtesy of Artesia Aquatic Center The recent lifeguard shortage has been a pressing issue for aquatics center management across the nation. The American Lifeguard Association estimated that one-third of the 309,000 pools in America were affected by the lifeguard shortage in 2023 and will be reducing their hours or closing their pools in 2024. […]

Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) Selected as Operating Partner for CORE4 Athletic Complex

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The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) has been selected as the operating partner for CORE4 Athletic Complex to enhance their state-of-the-art training facility and elite development academy. This collaboration will bring together the expertise of both organizations to provide an unparalleled experience for athletes at CORE4 Athletic Complex. Founded by NBA All-Star Paul Millsap, CORE4 Athletic Complex is a […]

5 Things to Consider Before Designing a Sports Facility

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Image courtesy of Paradise Coast Sports Complex Are you ready to transform your community and foster a love for sports among the youth? This blog post aims to provide you with a comprehensive guide that outlines the crucial aspects to consider when developing a youth sports facility. From understanding your community’s needs to ensuring guest […]

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint With Self-Sustaining Pools

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Image courtesy of Joe Pizzio on Unsplash Are you concerned about your aquatic center’s impact on the environment? Are you looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and operate a more sustainable facility? Self-sustaining pools just might be the answer. These innovative pools use natural processes to maintain water clarity and minimize the need for […]

How To Create a Naturally Free Public Pool

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Image courtesy of Andrew Ruiz on Unsplash Imagine this – a public pool that is not only free for everyone but is also chemical-free, environmentally friendly, and allows people to swim and splash around without any worries. Yes, it is possible to create such a pool, and we are here to share the steps you can […]

Strategic Planning 101: Enhance Your Aquatic Center’s Operations

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Image courtesy of Gentrit Sylejmani on Unsplash Running an aquatic center means more than just keeping the pool clean and filling up the chlorine. There are various elements that need to work together in harmony to make the facility successful, including financial stability, safety, customer satisfaction, and marketing. This is where strategic planning comes in. A […]

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