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Another sheet for Sportsplex
The addition of a fourth sheet of ice at Langley Sportsplex should alleviate the ice-time demands.
“We have had a lot of pressure on us the last few years to open up more ice,” said Bud Pope, the Sportsplex general manager.
“With four ice sheets now, it allows us to do way more big tournaments and big events that require more than two sheets (of ice).”
Sportsplex previously had two dry-land floors, but both have since been switched over to ice to keep up with the demand.
The work to convert the rink took about two and a half months and cost roughly $1 million.
“We had the glass and the boards and the equipment already,” Pope explained.
“It was just a matter of tearing out the floor and putting in all the piping and under-floor heating and stuff like that to build the ice rink.”
Gastaldo Concrete did the demolition and re-installation of the concrete slab while Cimco Refrigeration did the work on converting the floor to ice.
The fourth sheet had its inaugural skate last week (Oct. 1) and to celebrate, Sportsplex is hosting an open public skate tomorrow (Friday) night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The cost will be $2 — which does not include skate or helmet rental — or a donation in support of the Langley Food Bank.
The money from the skate will also go to support the Food Bank.