A major milestone was reached last week in the progress of the Newcastle Arena construction project as the concrete for the ice rink was poured and completed on June 29, 2023. This was a 2-day evolution as the floor finishing work continued well after the concrete was poured. The pad is now in the curing stages which will be ongoing for approximately 30 days. The masonry work is complete with the changeroom layouts, and the masonry painting is in progress. Mechanical work will continue in the changerooms and on the refrigeration system as the construction work continues. The project is continuing to proceed on schedule.