Winsport Canada Sports’ Complex


Non-residential Winwood Construction Ltd.

Sprawling in size, the 500,000 square foot athletic and ice complex is the home of Hockey Canada, WinSport Canada, and the head offices of close to 20 national and provincial winter sports’ organizations. The complex makes a bold statement, symbolizing Canada's commitment to sport, the nation's athletes, and the importance of healthy, active lifestyles for all Canadians. The facility brings together the sport sciences and athlete support services from all sports into a sport institute model.

Key Achievements

  • World class facility demonstrating a high level of drywall workmanship.
  • Opened on time and within budget.
  • Met the criteria for a LEED building.
  • Winwood managed to work effectively with a large group of stakeholders during all phases of the project.
  •   Used all CertainTeed Gypsum/Finishing products during construction (including GlasRoc Exterior Sheathing and CertainTeed Insulation).

Key Challenges

The required LEED submissions were prepared early in the planning stage - CertainTeed products helped the project meet sustainability targets. Funding for the multi-stakeholder project was released in stages, complicating the project management and construction process. Aggressive timelines were established by Winsport. Because more than 20 different Sports organizations were involved in the project, Winwood had to manage conflicting priorities and specific requirements to suit the needs of all the stakeholders.


Building owner: Winsport Canada
Architect: GEC Architecture
Main contractor: Winwood Construction Ltd.
Photographer: Kevin Stanwood, Winwood Construction Ltd.
Saint-Gobain Team: Bernie Sine

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Winwood Construction Ltd.

Founded in 1988, Winwood Construction specializes in wall and ceiling finishing systems for industrial and commercial construction projects. With numerous high-profile projects in Western Canada, Winwood is proud to be framing your imagination, one landmark at a time. Winwood Construction works closely with all parties involved in the construction process, from start to finish. We are committed to providing our customers with excellent customer service and superior craftsmanship. Our team is comprised of experienced, highly-productive and professional personnel dedicated to building each project on time and on budget.