Kingsville Arena is in for a major overhaul

The Kingsville Arena is nearly 50 years old and the town has undergone repairs over the years, but its first real overhaul is about to begin soon.

“These renovations are long overdue,” said Richard Wyma, director of community and development services. “We’ve done everything we can to extend the life cycle of the arena and its equipment, but we’ve reached a point where we need to replace the pads themselves.”

Mayor Dennis Rogers said the renovation will cost $2 million.

“The concrete pad, the pipes underneath, obviously all the cold elements in there, we’re replacing all the boards. Yes, it’s going to be a major overhaul,” Rogers said.

Contractors start work in the first week of May.

“The general contractor has a lot of experience,” Rogers said. “It’s really important to us. I think they have over 60 pads.”

Town officials have met with user groups in recent weeks, and last week they all met.

“We understand this presents challenges for our user base, who seek certainty when booking ice and organizing complex schedules,” Wyma said. Refurbishment works are underway, but there is some uncertainty with a project of this size and scope.”

The goal is to get the job done in time for the next hockey season.

Public meeting planned for April 20th from 6pm to 8pm at the Kingsville Arena

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