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Pat Duke Memorial Arena Hockeyville Upgrade Project

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 the following anticipated project schedule:

  • Spring to Fall 2018 – Architect is hired to work with the Village of Lumby, Regional District and community stakeholders to prepare the detailed design for the arena improvements.
  • Fall 2018 to Winter 2019 – Construction work is tendered and project is awarded.
  • Spring to Fall 2019 – construction begins after the ice comes out in the Spring, with work to be completed by the start of the 2019/2020 arena operating season.

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 and may result in adjustments from the concept shown below.