The Terrace Sportsplex, pictured July 8, 2020, is set to have ice installed in August for use by private, pre-paid bookings. (Ben Bogstie/ Terrace Standard)

Ice coming to the Terrace Sportsplex in August

Second sheet planned for October, arena closed to the public for the time being

As COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted and the province begins to thaw, Terrace is set to become a little bit more frozen.

The Terrace Sportsplex will have ice installed in the main arena in mid-August, however the arena will not be open to the public.

The City of Terrace said that the decision to put in the ice was to honour its commitment to ice users who rented ice in January and have pre-paid. There are no extra costs associated with installing the ice compared to previous years.

All rentals are private, and the Sportsplex will remain closed to the public for the time being. Rentals from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4 will be similar to past years, with Infinite Ice’s holistic hockey school and the Terrace Skating Club taking up the majority of ice time.

“At this point, the ice groups who have pre-paid are re-confirming their ice requirements and once we know their schedules there may be time left over for private ice rental,” said Carmen Didier, director of leisure services at the City of Terrace in an email.

Plans are being developed to open both the Sportsplex and the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre but the city said that it will not announce any timelines or definite plans until the review process is complete and presented to city council for approval.

Terrace plans to put its second sheet of ice in this October but should the province take a step back in its COVID-19 recovery plan the city will review its operations and abide by all public heath orders and recommendations.

READ MORE: City of Terrace considers reopening playgrounds, day camps


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

On this B.C. Day long weekend, put your knowledge of our province to the test

Terrace councillors consider court watch committee to ‘create an extra level of accountability’

City staff are reaching out to Coast Mountain College about a pilot program

Council briefs: RCMP rural files on the rise

Summary of key discussions from the public council meeting July 27, 2020

Tahltan Nation closes hunting and recreational activity access points

The remote and vulnerable territory has limited medical capacity

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Alleged impaired driver sparks small wildfire near Lytton after crash: B.C. RCMP

Good Samaritans prevented the blaze from getting out of control

Travel restrictions inspiring co-operation in border communities

Small border towns are asking for exemption to travel ban

B.C. First Nation adopts ‘digital twinning’ software to better manage territory

Software allows users to visualize what a mountain might look like if the trees on its slopes were logged

All inquiry recommendations implemented after fatal Port Hardy RCMP shooting: Ministry

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. cleared the RCMP officers involved of wrongdoing

Leave your deets when dining: Restaurants taking personal info to trace COVID-19

Health officials say indoor dining presents a higher risk

Raptors kneel for both American and Canadian anthems ahead of tipoff

Majority of players have substituted their names on the backs of their jerseys with racial and social justice messages

Wild’s Mathew Dumba makes anti-racism speech, kneels ahead of Blackhawks vs. Oilers

Matt Dumba, 26, took to center ice to speak on behalf of fellow members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance

Most Read