Rock the Waves. Cochrane Rec Centre.

Fundraising total also surpasses $4.5 million

Cochrane’s $45-million aquatic and curling centre has taken another step forward, with construction on the structural steel frame now complete.

Roofing insulation on the 150,000-square-foot project, being constructed adjacent to the existing Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sport Centre on the east side of town, has also started.

The remaining second floor and roof deck is in progress and is expected to be completed within the next few weeks, as will the installation of window frames and fire spray to structural beams and decks.

Cochrane council approved the facility in 2012 after determining the town had outgrown its current facility. Once complete, it’s expected to have eight 25-metre lanes, two slides, a hot tub, leisure pool with wave chamber and a warm-water therapy pool.

Part of the $45-million price tag is being covered by a public fundraising campaign to raise $10.6 million. The initiative has current raised nearly $4.59 million.

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