Blackfalds outdoor rink to be relocated

The outdoor rink next to the Multi-Plex Arena in Blackfalds will be moved to a new location.

Town council approved the move of the outdoor rink to the northeast side of Harvest Meadows/Willow Park at this week’s meeting.

The multi-plex expansion project, set to begin this spring, has forced the relocation of the outdoor rink.

It was decided the rink will be relocated to Harvest Meadows following public consultation at an open house March 12.

The community will have two outdoor rinks, one east of Highway 2A (Pine Crescent Park) and one on the west side.

“By moving forward now, this new recreation opportunity will be opened when our summer ends and the hockey season begins,” said Mayor Richard Poole.

The cost of dismantling the boards, pouring a concrete pad and reinstalling the boards and fencing is estimated at $250,000.



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