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Pat Duke Memorial Arena Hockeyville Upgrade Project

The renovations and expansion of the Pat Duke Memorial Arena are now complete. The project, which was made possible through a 2016 Kraft Hockeyville win, a TELUS community grant and a $2.59 million contribution from the federal Gas Tax Fund, will be celebrated virtually by North Okanagan communities.

Join the RDNO and the Lumby community in the premiere of the Grand Opening video. The virtual celebration of the arena renovation and expansion project will take place at 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 17, 2020, with the release of a video that will provide a tour of the new construction and congratulatory messages from notable community members and hockey VIP. 

And, tour the upgraded arena from the comfort of your home: 

Project Background

The Pat Duke Memorial Arena provides ice time for a variety of users, including minor hockey, figure skating, ringette and leisure ice uses, and has been serving the community since 1967.

Due to its age and the increasing numbers of female participants in hockey and other ice sports, the needs of all of the facility users are no longer being met. Due to an insufficient number of change rooms, female ice users have had to use inadequate facilities during co-ed play. The arena also poses challenges for users with mobility issues, and does not meet today’s standards for accessibility.

As part of a concerted community effort that began in 2016, the community stepped forward and initiated fundraising efforts to improve their beloved arena. The success of their efforts are shown below:


Project Timeline

Thanks to the community, sponsors, donors, Regional District and federal gas tax contribution, the project is now underway with an anticipated opening of November 2020!

This project will provide a significant renovation and addition to this cherished community arena, allowing it to continue to serve the North Okanagan well into the future.

Project Concept

Below is the concept prepared by the architect in June 2017, which was used for the federal gas tax grant application. While this gives a sense of the plan, please keep in mind that construction will be guided by the final design, which will be developed in 2018/2019 and may result in adjustments from the concept shown below.