The award winning Centre of Elgin, an 185,000 square foot community recreation center, opened in November 2002. The Centre houses a wide variety of amenities and is divided into three levels. The first level houses a 300 seat banquet facility with full bar and catering service, numerous meeting and multipurpose rooms, an auxiliary gymnasium, a five room preschool wing, a babysitting room and a three story, seven route climbing wall. The ground floor contains an award winning indoor aquatic center, with water slides, a 25 yard lap pool, a zero-depth leisure pool, and various spray play features. Rounding out the ground floor are two racquetball courts, a three-court gymnasium and general use locker room and family changing rooms. The Centre has hosted international and national premiere tournaments. The upper floor holds a four lane running/walking track, which is free to all Elgin residents. Along with the track, there are three multipurpose dance and group fitness studios and Centrecise, a women’s only workout area. A 9,600 sq. ft. fitness center with upscale locker rooms completes the upper floor. The fitness center holds 75 pieces of cardio, free weight and selectrized equipment.