The very first Castor Arena (Beaverdome) was built in 1961 and tragically after five successful seasons, the arena burnt to the ground in 1966. In 1967, plans to rebuild the arena began with community donations, two construction supervisors and ten very passionate volunteers working diligently to get the arena rebuilt so that the minor and recreation hockey teams could hit the ice once again.
Today, the Beaverdome is the hub of our community in the winter months. It is always bustling with after school shinny, basic and power skating sessions, weekly practices, hockey schools and weekend games with packed stands.
The Beaverdome is located at 5003 49 Street. For more information on the arena please contact the Recreation Office at 403-882-3225 or email@example.com.
When the Castor Golf Club first opened at its current location in 1966 it did so without irrigation or grass greens. Those short-comings have long since been remedied and the course now boasts watered fairways and elevated bent-grass greens.
Ranging in size from 1500 to 2500 square feet, the greens are level and contain few surprises. When the wind is up, however, their small surface area can make them difficult targets.
The course plays fairly open with trees a problem in only a few areas. Water is in play on two holes.
The 3rd hole, with its sharp dogleg left, is considered Castor's most difficult. This 347 yard par four has thirty foot high spruce trees on either side of the green that tend to protect the pin and cause difficulty for approach shots.
The Castor Golf Club is also adjacent to a public campground.
To see an aerial view of the Castor Golf Club's 9 holes click here.
The Kinsmen Sports Grounds are located on the South side of Highway 12 on 45th Street. The grounds include a 20 unit campground and shower house, 3 shale ball diamonds, batting cage, playground, and a 9-hole golf course.
The Valley Ski Club is a non-profit club established in 1947 by a small group of skiers that loved skiing and wished to share that love with the greater community. The first hill was established at Heatherly Valley, near Castor, Alberta. In 1962 they relocated to the current location in the Battle River Valley near Alliance, AB.
The Valley Ski Hill remains a vibrant and fun place for people of all ages to come together and enjoy the sports of Skiing and Snowboarding. Our full-service lodge includes a kitchen, ample seating, playroom, snow school, office and Rental Shop.
Three clubs (Battle River Ski and Snowboard, Valley Alpine Ski Club (Nancy Greene) and Jumps and Bumps) offer great programming for kids to learn skills they will use their whole life long.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated and skilled group of Canadian Ski Patrol members who are always on hand to ensure the safety of our skiers.
Our Snow School boasts many CSIA and CASI certified instructors to help new skiers and boarders get their start. Most importantly we have a great Club (our season's pass holders) who still embody the spirit that started all of this so many years ago. They love skiing/boarding and they work hard to make sure that the Valley Ski Hill can continue to be a place that others can fall in love with too.