STI Winnipeg had an exciting opportunity arise when they were approached to provide the hamlet of Arviat with their new sports complex. They were looking for someone to design, draft, provide and install a synthetic turf regulation-sized soccer field and baseball diamond infield that could withstand the harsh arctic conditions. After some conversations with STI Winnipeg they realized it was going to be an easy decision to move forward on this project.

 The seacan of turf being unloaded in Arviat, NU
The base being prepped for the 90′ x 204′ soccer field

The team started on the baseball field first, you can read more about that in the baseball diamond blog here. The kids sat anxiously on the sides the whole time just waiting to get to play on their new field. A few of them even took matters into their own hands and helped unroll some of the final pieces of turf in the hopes they would be finished sooner. (As seen in the photos below)


STI Nunavut in the making, such great kids STI Winnipeg got to enjoy while working.


The kids couldn’t wait to play on their new field, so they took matters into their own hands.

The design began in late 2014 for this entire project to unfold in the summer of 2015. There were many specific details that had to be taken care of, as this is a unique location for a sports complex. The transportation of getting the synthetic turf and required installation materials to Arviat had to be synchronized with the weather conditions of the arctic. The channel the barge came through to ship the turf was only thawed enough for a 5 week window to deliver everything needed for both projects.

After a few short days, the project was already coming together looking like a field. The local kids couldn’t wait to get out there and start playing. By the time the entire project was finished, both the baseball diamond and the soccer field were filled with kids running and playing. Overall, this project was a huge success and everyone was so pleased with the outcome.


The completed project: full size artificial turf soccer field  

If you’re thinking about synthetic turf, no matter how large or small your project seems, contact Synthetic Turf International to Experience a Greener World.

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