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CARI Complex and MacLauchlan Arena

Located on the UPEI campus, adjacent to the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre, the Aquatics facility and the MacLauchlan Arena are owned and operated by the Capital Area Recreation Inc. (CARI). It was built to facilitate the residents of Charlottetown, Stratford and the surrounding area and is fully accessible to the public as well as to the University’s population. The CARI Aquatics Facility houses an eight-lane, 82 feet (25 metre) competition swimming pool, a leisure pool with waterslide, a toddler’s pool and a whirlpool. The MacLauchlan Arena, which officially opened in 2003, houses two NHL-sized ice surfaces and is named after well-known Island businessman, Harry MacLauchlan. For more information, please visit the CARI website at

Building Code: MA (MacLauchlan Arena)
Building Number: Building
Architect: DSRA Architects Inc.
Year Built: 2003
Total Area: 162,426 ft2 (15,090 m2)
Structure: Concrete block, face brick, structural steel, metal siding
Primary Role/Purpose: Athletics & Recreation, Food Services


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