Recreation Center Ice Rink Rehabilitation
The ice rink at the North Olmsted Recreation Center is getting an overhaul in 2020. The rink will be shut down after the Ice Show in May until Labor Day so construction work can take place. Our patrons will be excited with the upcoming changes! While the configuration of the ice will remain unchanged (main rink plus studio rink), many improvements are in store, which will improve the experience for our skaters and spectators alike.
Key elements of the project include the following:
- Replacement of the sand floor system, as well as the dasher boards at both rinks including the glass, doors and player boxes;
- Removal of existing bag insulation and installation of a new metal building insulation system and ceiling;
- Installation of a new fixed storefront glass wall system to separate the rink area from the warming area;
- Renovation of the warming area including replacement of the flooring system in the warming area and adjacent restrooms and team rooms along with complete repainting of the ice arena;
- Reconfiguration of the concession area with a new folding partition to allow separation into smaller spaces;
- Reconditioning of the existing dehumidification unit and installation of new HVAC units and ductwork; and
- Addressing the problematic issues on the roof by removing parapet fascia, making necessary repairs to remaining support structures and installing new flashing.
The total project cost is estimated at $2,165,000. The city is borrowing these funds for repayment using our existing financial resources. No new taxes will be assessed to cover the cost of this investment in our rink.
We are working hard to update and upgrade our recreation facilities to preserve the ice skating legacy in North Olmsted. We look forward to unveiling our new and improved ice rink to the community this fall.