The Town has had a number of requests regarding information as to when the arena ice will be available at THRC for bookings. The arena is currently undergoing upgrades to the ventilation and air quality monitoring system, as well as the installation of a dehumidification system. Contractors are currently on site and work required to be completed before ice can go in is underway. At this time we are working towards an ice opening of Sept 15th, however, we cannot guarantee this; construction projects on old buildings can be unpredictable. We will be updating users as information is available.
This project is a result of an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) order issued January 30, 2018. As a result of the tragic Fernie area accident last fall, Alberta OH&S conducted inspections of all Alberta arenas. It was identified that the above work was required to bring the THRC arena up to code. Over the last six months the Town working closely with ISL Engineering to ensure that every effort was made move the project forward as quickly as possible while ensuring best practices and adherence to government policy and regulation.