Heartland Recreation Commission

Ski Room

The North Norfolk ski room is open. This room is filled with cross country skis, poles, boots and snow shoes for all to use. The ski room is located inside the Stride centre in MacGregor, so please see arena staff for more details. There is a ski trail right behind the rink leading into the MacGregor golf course. This equipment is free to use but we do accept donations at Heartland Rec to help pay for fuel for the trail groomer. For more info contact HRC.

Austin Arena

Is now open for public skating, curling and hockey. Public skating is Monday to Saturday from 7 till 9 pm. To see rates please visit their facebook page "Austin Community Centre”. For ice booking or hockey details contact Ed Sattler and for curling contact Ken Early. All covid protocols are in place and will be followed.

Looking for volunteers

If you’re interested in helping out the North Norfolk daycare in any way, please contact us. Feel free to message us on Facebook or email us at!

Free Public Skating

The Stride centre in MacGregor will be hosting free public skating Wednesday’s 6 till 6:45 pm, Friday’s 5 to 6 pm and Sundays12:30 to 1:45 pm.  Thank you to the MacGregor Lions Club for sponsoring public skating again this season.

Rest Haven Meals

Meal time is 5 pm, to register for a meal call by 8 pm the day before you plan to attend 204-685-3158 Cost of the meal is $7.00

Sticks and Pucks

Each week day at the Stride Centre in MacGregor from 3:45 till 4:45 pm there will be free sticks and pucks for all ages. What is sticks and pucks? Anyone can go out and play shinny - is an informal type of hockey played on ice. There are no formal rules or specific positions, and often, there are no goaltenders, just fun.  A huge thank you to Rosehill Woodcrafters for being this year’s sponsor. 


Bring your beer bottle and beer can empties to the MacGregor arena anytime – just leave them in front of the front doors of the area. All proceed are going toward the development of a trail system in the Municipality North Norfolk. A huge thank you to everyone who continues to drop off empty beer cans and beer bottles at the Stride Centre in MacGregor. All this money is going directly to Active Transportation in the Municipality of North Norfolk. Please continue to dropping off your empties. Thank you everyone.


HRC is in search of a skating instructor, before school helper, fitness instructor, HRC board members (from Sidney or Rossendale).  If you are interested in any of the above please contact hrc at 204-685-2202.

Stride Centre

The ice is in at the Stride Centre in MacGregor.  We will be following all current public health orders, which include mask usage and vaccinate requirements.  Please read our Return to Play Protocols Version 6 (which are available on the website) and if you have any questions please contact Karla by email at  we want to remind everyone to please respect these rules and be respectful of others. There will be someone at the front doors of the arena at all times, checking everyone for proof of vaccination and photo id.

Wild are back

The MacGregor Wild Hockey team next home game is Jan. 21 at 8 pm puck drop. Come to the Stride Centre and watch these guys take on Minnedosa.  See you there.

Senior Skating

On Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 till 10:30 am at the Stride Centre in MacGregor there will be free senior skating, everyone must be double vaccinated to participate.

Chase the Ace

The MacGregor Chase the Ace has been cancelled till March at the MacGregor Golf Course.

Austin adult volleyball

This is a free program for adults to come out and play volleyball, all you need to bring is a clean pair of indoor shoes and a water bottle. Please note that this event is for adults only. Play starts at 7 till 8:30 pm. Stop by and get more info from the group on Wednesday evenings, starting January 5 at the Austin Elementary Gym. Proof of vaccination required as well as mask must be worn until play starts.

Walking group

There is nothing better than having a safe place to walk rain or shine. So join us a the Stride Centre (curling side) Mon., Wed., Fri. at 9 am and Tues. and Thurs. at 6:30 pm. Must be double vaccinated and cost is by donation.

Shuttle Rides

The CRC has arranged shuttle rides to Portage with the North Norfolk Handi-transit van stopping anywhere you need to go: appointments, errands or shopping. You will be picked up in your community: Sidney, Austin or MacGregor in the morning and then returned to where you started. Dates are as follows: Jan 27, Feb 18, 24, March 18, 29 and April 20 & 27. Please call the CRC to book your spot at 204-685-2977.


Think you missed something, visit our facebook page for more of what is happening in the municipality of North Norfolk. Please let me know. HRC contact, 204-685-2202

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For more information please call:
Karla Gurke
Recreation Director
Heartland Recreation Commission


North Norfolk Municipal Office (side door)
Box 837 - 27 Hampton St E.
MacGregor, MB R0H 0R0

685-2202 or