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Coming Soon to Calgary, a new Badminton facility

Discussion in 'Sunridge Badminton Centre' started by Winex West Can, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Winex West Can

    Winex West Can Regular Member

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    I am hearing that a new badminton facility will be opening soon (late March/early April) in Northeast Calgary (Sunridge area).

    There will be 16 counts (International floor mats) with 30 feet ceiling clearance.
     
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    Wow I wish I had heard those rumours. Wonder whos going to be opening that if its true, havnt seen/heard any sign of that developnment yet though
     
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    Trust me...the facility is being worked on right now. My understanding is that it will be structured similar to other clubs in Calgary which apparently is quite different from Vancouver/Richmond. Places like RichmondPro, Clear One & Two, Ace and Yumo allows drop-ins/court rentals w/o membership fees but in Calgary, you needed to be a member in order to use the facility so there will be a token membership fee.
     
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    Yeah heard about this. Be cursious to see if a membership system flies here. Edison just switched to a drop in fee system to get more business.
     
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    From what I heard the membership fees will be very minimal
     
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    Was told that membership fees are required as required under a city by-law so if Edison switched to a full drop-in fee system w/o a token membership, then they are in violation of city by-law.

    Again, my understanding is that a token membership fee will be charged at the new facility.
     
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    Update: heard that renovations are running a bit behind schedule and most likely opening for the new place will be in late April/early May instead. :(
     
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    Edison is part of Okotoks, so it might have different bylaws about drop in.

    Looking foward to the new facilty - espcially if it has late hours for us family types who have to put kids to bed.
     
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    Heard the ceiling is 32 feet clearance...maybe you should suggest the preferred late hours time so the management can consider the operating hour in their planning
     
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    Any updates on the new facility? What's it's name? Eager to check out their website for pricing and hours.
     
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    The name is Sunridge Badminton Centre. Located close to Pacific Mall. Construction works have started. Website will be up and running soon.
     
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    If you need further info, call Richard at (604) 240-0088. He may keep you update of the latest progress. :)
     
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    Latest update that I got was that things are delayed by a month or so. The weather in Calgary has been bad lately and caused delays. They are thinking that it will be mid May before they can open.
     
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    That sucks... it is very wet down in Calgary though, I know I've had two of my projects delayed due to weather. I hope they do stay on that schedule though since I'll be spending a lot of time down in Calgary from May - July.
     
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    Yeah, the guy's name is Richard as mentioned above. He actually plays badminton at the same place I do on Friday's, pretty nice guy and he's excited about opening the facility. I hear the place he has in Vancouver is pretty nice.
     
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    Edison switched to drop-in only and many that had just expired membership are forced to pay the drop-in fee if they want to continue in the league. I personally had family membership with them and was one of the very first people that signed up. Partly the reason was I wanted to support them even though I know we would be able to use enough to justify it. It used to be if you are a member you can participate the Wednesday league for free. So happen my membership ran out at the end of march and on the last day of the league the well-known mean owner came in the gym and said to me " you are supposed to pay before you play, not after"... wow I thought how rude. I said i paid $700 a yr and used about the worth of $200 and you would not even let me finish the league. Her justification was she is losing money to run the facility. Believe it or not , she is part of the reason why Edison is not very successful, on top of that they used to charge $15 per drop-in. I say too litttle change.. and too late. Eagerly Looking forward to the new facility...
     
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    That doesn't sound very encouraging... I had planned on stopping by Edison while down there working but maybe not anymore.

    Any really good clubs with intermediate players in Calgary?
     
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    Well if you haven't been to Edison, you should still give it a try on Wed nights (7pm-till everyone is gone). The facility is good. All the leagues are over as of last Wed. The players are fun and friendly, just make sure you pay ($7.5) before you play!! I have also been to YWCA on 4th street in downtown on Sunday morning (9:30am - 12pm) and FCR Badminton Club (fcrnsa@wordpress.com) Friday nights starting at 8pm-10pm (email reservation is needed). Bearspaw badminton club is on the other side of the city but good intermediate players as well. U of C and Mount Royal are listed on badminton Calgary's website, parking is a bit expensive but good players too.

    P.s. FCR has a few Master tournament grade players and a few good mixed double players.
     
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    I'll think about it, would really prefer for the new center to open though. I'm probably down there for 2-3 days each week for the next couple of months... too much driving....:crying::crying:
     
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    Sounds like the opening is going to be at the end of May now. Delays with the roof I hear.
     

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