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alisman Centre inspires people to achieve and celebrate their sport and wellnessaspirations. People from Calgary and around the world come to Talisman Centre forexceptional facilities, innovative programming, leading-edge technology, expert staﬀ and an environment of excellence and encouragement.Talisman Centre is the second largest recreation facility in North America in terms of participation and has hundreds of athletic and wellness programs. There are ﬁve separatepools — two 50-metre pools, a 20X20-metre dive tank, a shallow teach pool and a 20-personhot tub and whirlpool. There’s also two running tracks, ﬁve full gymnasiums, 14,000-square-feet for physiotherapy and sport medicine and more than 25,000-square-feet dedicated tocardio and weight training.We took innovation to a new level in 2004 with a ﬂeet of giant inﬂatable pool toys, a LifestyleCentre for people with disabilities, the Athletic Training Zone for high performance and eliteathletes, and youth programming that recognizes the value of sport and recreation in the livesof young Canadians. Talisman Centre also expanded facilities and programming in areas likenutrition education, ﬁtness training and adapted physical activity empowering people to takecontrol of their health and ﬁtness.The Lindsay Park Sports Society expertly manages Talisman Centre on behalf of the peopleof Calgary. A non-proﬁt society, the LPSS Board of Directors has 22 volunteer members— 12 representing sporting communities, four representing neighbouring communities,two representing public and separate school boards, one appointed by the City of Calgary,a President, the past President and a representative from the Past Presidents’ AdvisoryCommittee. An enthusiastic team of experts conducts Talisman Centre’s daily operations— 41 full-time and priority part-time employees and 217 additional part-time employees.
Talisman Centre is a dynamic organization dedicated to providing people of diﬀerent agesand abilities inspiring, developmental sport and wellness experiences, assisting them toachieve their goals.
To provide training and competition facilities and services for the development of Calgary’shigh performance athletes in their respective dryland and aquatic sports.To provide facilities, programs and services for the wellness and recreational sporting needsof the citizens of Calgary.