Work goes on for new rink floor
Skaters are only a few months away from hitting the ice at the Kinsmen A rink in Morrisroe.
Shelly Gagnon, the city’s Recreation, Parks and Culture Department manager, said the replacement of the concrete slab (floor) and the corresponding ice-making system work is right on schedule.
The opening target date is January.
City council gave the green light to the much-needed $1.58 million project in April and the work got underway a few weeks later.
“So far everything is going right on schedule,” said Gagnon.
“We’re very pleased to announce we do not have any setbacks.”
Gagnon said the project is much bigger than a simple floor replacement and includes replacing ice-making system within the concrete.
Gagnon said the project is slightly ahead of schedule but they do not want to make the call yet that it may open before January.
“Hopefully we’ll have some good news for the groups in a few weeks,” said Gagnon.
The arena’s typical ice season is August to March and it is rented from April to July for dry activities. User groups shifted their schedules and found other ice surfaces to make up for the ice shortfall.