Renovated Palmerston Arena to be unveiled to the community at ribbon cutting

The Town of Minto will unveil the refurbished Palmerston Stadium on the morning of Saturday 12th November.

Community Services Director Matthew Lubbers said the facility had undergone several major upgrades.

“The biggest one was the construction of four new locker rooms to complement the existing ones. We were also able to build a new spherical diamond, and we’re also installing LED lighting for the existing diamonds in the fairgrounds there,” Lubbers said.

Renovations include a new entrance, hallways, accessible restrooms and four new changing rooms. The government funding made this possible after applying for funding in 2019 through the Community, Cultural and Recreation Stream of Canada’s Infrastructure Program, Lubbers said.

“Construction started this year, and with the help of the federal and provincial governments, as well as the contribution of our city government, the total value of the project is approximately $2.415 million. So our contribution is approximately $650,000,” Lubbers added.

Lubbers said the refurbishment was a big boost for Minto residents and recreational users, and it would be very welcome to have a new spherical diamond.

“We will be cutting the ribbon, visiting the new room and the new entrance, which are very important additions and we are very pleased with the results. Looking forward to a great day. These improvements will be of great benefit to the town of Minto. Having a third diamond for the tournament is a real treat Great. It would be great to have these extra, bigger rooms for hockey and broomball games and other major functions,” shared Lubbers.

Ribbon cutting and arena tours begin Saturday, November 12 at 10am.

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