The A’nowara’ko:wa arena was built in 1995 is a multi-functioning sport and recreation facility overlooking the scenic beauty of the Great St. Lawrence River. This arena is on Cornwall Island – Kawehnoke, Mohawk territory of Akwesasne just a few minutes from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
The arena is an ice rink in the fall and winter, then coverts to a sport court with the floor being of turf material for the spring and summer. The arena has seating capacity for 1700 and standing room for 600 around the circumference of the arena rink. The outer circumference of the seating area is a walking track in which 8 laps equal a mile. Located upstairs of the arena is a multi-purpose room that seats up to fifty people for birthday parties, meetings, fitness and dance classes. There is also a two board rooms that seat twenty and ten people for meetings that or can be rented out for office use, pro-shop or for small gatherings. Our concession is newly renovated for more seating to enjoy our menu with your favorite foods and a selection of healthy food choices also.
Our outdoor is of a large scenic area with a children’s playground, picnic tables, sport field for soccer and field lacrosse, bleacher seating area is available. The outdoor sport field can be used for gatherings such as socials, outdoor conferences and Pow wow’s. There is an area large enough for at least 30 trailer campers along the bank of the St. Lawrence north east of the arena. You will notice that most of our walls depict a spectacular art exhibition of our local artists whose art will reveal the ancient strength, prowess and cultural aspects of our Native people. Our artist portrays an expression of our hopes, emotions, culture and strengths.
The A’nowara’ko:wa arena is encouraging our users to perceive our facility as a multisport, fitness, recreation and social venue for a diverse community designed to be used by the residents of Akwesasne and the surrounding areas. It is our mission to provide the best programs staff and equipment, to fully meet the various sports, fitness needs and social gatherings for all our customers.
Besides providing an excellent value to our customers, The A’nowara’ko:wa arena is determined to create an unmatched sporting and social atmosphere that will add to the enjoyment of customers and employee of the facility. We will strive to support and sponsor community events, as well as host them whenever possible. Our hope is that through the use of our facility, customer’s enjoyment and appreciation for sports, fitness, and social interaction and for life will be enhanced.
We welcome you, families and all sport teams to become a user and take advantage of our arena activities. We are committed to meet or exceed facility expectations by providing fast friendly and helpful service.