Arena ice plant work on schedule
The installation of a new ice plant “chiller” unit at the Ice For Kids Arena here remains on schedule.
Community Services manager Jason Kabel said the unit, which costs $95,828.52, was expected to delivered to the arena today, with the installation process starting early next week.
“But everything still seems to be on track,” he added.
Kabel said Toromont Cimco from Winnipeg will be here Monday (Sept. 10) to start the installation of the unit, which hopefully should take about as week.
“Ideally, we will start to make ice on Monday the 17th,” he noted.
Given it takes about a week to make the ice, Kabel said they hope to have the ice ready in the Ice For Kids Arena on Sept. 23.
“In fact, if we do start on that day, it would be the same time that we would normally start to use the ’52 Canadians Arena ice in any other year,” he added.
The previous ice plant “chiller,” which was 12 years old, suffered an ammonia leak due to a burst tube back in July.
Town council later voted to replace the unit rather than repair it.