Welcome to Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center, home of the All-In-One Fitness Club, Summer Recreation Program, Young Champions, the Academy of Performing Arts and the Soo Firehawks Junior Hockey Club.

Chi Mukwa is owned and operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and was opened September 27, 1996. The facility was named “Chi Mukwa,” which is Ojibwe for “Big Bear”. The $10 million, 150,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art recreational facility is one of Northern Michigan’s largest sports and fitness venues. Chi Mukwa is the only ice arena in the Upper Peninsula equipped with two ice rinks under one roof.

The recreational facility also houses the All-In-One Fitness Club, a tribally-operated fitness and recreation program, which includes the largest fitness center in the city. The fitness center features Hammer Strength and Magnum strength training equipment along with plenty of free weights. The cardiovascular area includes Cybex and Precor steppers, elliptical machines and treadmills.


Along with the facility’s many features, Chi Mukwa hosts a Pro Shop, various health clubs, sporting events, youth programs, fitness classes and social events.

The Services at Chi Mukwa include:

  • Summer Recreation Program
  • Ice Skating Activities
  • Public Skating
  • Learn To Skate
  • Fitness Classes
  • Dance Classes
  • Cheerleading Classes
  • Drop-In Figure Skating
  • Hiawatha Skating Club
  • Youth Spring Hockey League
  • Adult Hockey League
  • Ice Hockey Tournaments
  • Hockey Schools/Clinics, Drop-In Hockey
  • Women's Drop-In Hockey
  • Stick and Puck
  • Special Events
  • Totzones
  • Holiday Skating Parties
  • Rock N Skates
  • Birthday Parties
  • Volleyball Leagues
  • Basketball Leagues
  • Dodge Ball League
  • School Fun Days/Skating Parties
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