Clarington, Ontario – The Municipality of Clarington is proud to announce a much-needed upgrade to the Newcastle Memorial Arena beginning this April.
The Newcastle Memorial Arena, at 103 Caroline Street West, was built in 1976. It has a seasonal single-sheet ice rink and out-of-season community floor space. The arena is owned by the Municipality and operated by the volunteer Newcastle Memorial Arena Management Board. Clarington is undertaking a complete renovation of the community rink this year.
“This is the first major renovation for this facility. It’s basically going to be a brand-new ice surface and perimeter boards,” said Ken Ferguson, Clarington’s Manager of Facility Services.
The $4-million renovation project includes:
“We’re upgrading the rink, but we’re not changing who we are. We’re still maintaining that small community rink, keeping the local ambiance and character of the facility while bringing it up to date. It’s very exciting,” said Dave Bouma, Chair of the Newcastle Memorial Arena Management Board.
The renovation will help the rink serve a growing community. The modern refrigeration system and rink upgrades will add 10 to 15 years or more to the operational lifespan of the Newcastle arena.
This extensive renovation project will begin on April 1, 2023. It is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The Newcastle Memorial Arena will be closed while the work is underway.
“We’re extremely grateful to Clarington for the significant investment in the Newcastle arena. This will ensure that residents have a viable arena for years to come. We’re asking the public for patience. It is a major project,” said Mr. Bouma.
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