Work continues to progress, but the recent weather conditions (aka rain!) have slowed us down. Our contractor, Cana, and their trade partners have made adjustments where possible to keep the work moving along. On June 26, the facility re-opened following an eight-week shutdown that focussed on interior renovations taking place within the aquatics area and child-minding spaces. Roofers have been on-site, working around the rain to install the new roofing on the new arena. They continue to work on the tie-ins to the existing building; everyone is eager to get things weather-tight so that rain will be less of an impact.
The steel exterior structure is also being installed on the outside of the panels which will create our abstract exterior wall panel look that really gives our new facility an architectural flare. On the interior of the building, trades have been working on the south arena ice slab preparations and the north arena deep undergrounds. One third of the second floor running track and gym area slab has been poured to allow for the start of framing of the second floor walls. Mechanical and electrical rough-ins continue throughout the spaces. Offsite work for the left-hand turn bay extension on 59th street and the new right-in, right-out for the site have began and are expected to be completed by the end of the month and will provide better access to and around the site.