Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New signage on the way, but for now some closed doors at Civic Centre complex

Scaffolding and framing is causing for double takes along McBride these days as City workers keep busy near the Civic Centre parking lot, installing the new electronic sign that will advise Rupertites as to the happenings at the Recreation complex.

However, if that sign were to be activated today, there wouldn't be a lot to advise the population about, for the Civic Centre rink and the gym at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre both remain closed owing to maintenance issues.

The rink in fact will be closed until at least November, as the City seeks to acquire replacement parts for the ice making infrastructure. The breakdown first reported in August has resulted in users such as Prince Rupert Minor Hockey, the Figure Skating Club and the Prince Rupert Rampage to all revise their plans, what with the lack of actual ice to work with.

This week it was announced that the aquatic centre gymnasium space will remain closed, with maintenance work on the site behind schedule, the reopening date now pushed back to at least Sunday.

The disruption to Recreation activities at the complex come just as the City of Prince Rupert releases its Fall Active Living Guide 2012, a document that perhaps should provide for the advisory of all activities subject to change..

There's not much in the way of information available on the maintenance issues from the City's own website, however, some updates have been outlined through the Northern View.

The Northern View-- Prince Rupert aquatic centre gymnasium to remain closed...
The Northern View-- City of Prince Rupert and sports groups try to find solutions...
The Northern View-- Ice not expected in Prince Rupert arena until early November

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