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Construction on Schedule for Martensville Recreation Centre

by Shanine Sealey

Work has been moving along quickly on the west side of Highway 12 where the new Martensville Recreation Centre will be located. Not only will this facility provide more space for area residents to participate and view sporting events, but it will also provide additional space for local organizations and help to attract major sporting events to the community.

“The facility amenities will include a regulation size ice surface with spectator seating for 900, a small practice ice surface, a field house with full size indoor turf field and baseball pitching and batting tunnels, a rock climbing facility and an indoor play space. It will also have complimentary spaces such as dressing rooms, dryland training space, multi-purpose rooms, office space for administration and community groups and a second level lounge, concession and viewing area. There is also 7700 square feet of retail/commercial space at the front of the building,” City of Martensville Director of Recreation & Community Services, Ted Schaeffer explained.

Currently construction is on schedule and according to Schaeffer it is progressing well. So far, piling and grade beams have been completed and the structural steel for the rink has been installed, with the steel for the field house scheduled to begin this week. “Once all of the steel is up, it will provide a great indication of the size and scope of the facility.”
As long as things continue as planned, the arena portion of the facility is expected to be opening in September of 2024, with the field house portion planned for November 2024.

Once completed, the facility is expected to employ 30-40 full time and part-time staff, which will include facility administration, programming and operational staff and lounge and concession staff.

This project was made possible largely in part by the Martensville Community Recreation Project (MCRP), which was founded by a group of community members in 2014 to help raise funds and awareness of the need for a second ice surface within the community.

Donations are still being accepted by the MCRP through their Lace ‘Em Up Campaign and can be made online by visiting https://mcrp.ca/donate/. Cheques can also be mailed or dropped off at City Hall and made payable to Martensville Community Recreation Project.

With a minimum donation of $1000, names will be added to the Donors Wall inside the Martensville Recreation Centre, and there are also numerous naming opportunities available which can be viewed by visiting www.mcrp.ca.

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