South Huron Recreation Renewal Projects

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South Huron is committed to providing the best recreational opportunities that are accessible, benefit all age groups and abilities, and are affordable for the entire community. 

The following recreation renewal projects are planned for 2022:

  • South Huron Recreation Centre Renewal Project
  • Stephen Township Arena Renewal Project 

This page will be kept current with progress as these projects move forward.


South Huron Recreation Centre

South Huron Recreation Centre (SHRC) Renewal Project (Phase 1)

Project Status: Tender Preparation, Release and Award for Construction

 

 

Project Background 

At the Regular Council meeting on June 7, 2021, Council approved a renovation and retrofit of the South Huron Recreation Centre (SHRC) that will help promote and sustain multi-generational programs and services at the facility (See the news release June 9, 2021: Council Greenlights SHRC Project)

Project Scope

The Municipality has undertaken a review of the facility and is proposing a renovation and retrofit that will include two phases. 

The first phase, scheduled for construction in 2022, will enhance ice user experiences, increase comfort and optimal viewing for patrons, while improving the overall accessibility within the main areas of the facility.

The first phase (as approved) includes the following general parameters:

  • Dressing room addition consisting of 6 new dressing rooms, 1 officials’ room, 1 mechanical and electrical room and a connecting corridor
  • New dasher board and netting system
  • Expansion of existing warm room to open concept lobby
  • Front entrance improvements
  • Incorporation of existing offices and entrances
  • Addition of washrooms that meet AODA standards
  • Upgrades to existing kitchen
  • Site development 

The total allocated construction budget is $4,500,000 plus HST.

Proposed Milestones and Project Status
MilestoneTimingStatus
RFP: Design and Contract Administration January 2022

Completed

Invizij Architects were awarded the Design and Contract Administration at the Regular Council meeting on January 17, 2022 (See the RFP award report: January 17, 2022) 

Design Development February/March 2022

Completed

Invizij Architects presented the Design Schematic at the March 7, 2022 Regular Council Meeting. Council motioned to accept the Design Schematic, as presented (See the staff report re: SHRC Design Approval March 7, 2022) 

Tender Preparation, Release and Award for Construction  April 2022 Tender was published on South Huron's Bids and Tenders site on May 2, 2022 and closes on May 25, 2022.   
Facility Closed to Public Access May 2022 - August 2022 Not started 
Construction Period

May to August 2022 (Anticipated)

Not started 

 

 


Stephen Township Arena

Stephen Township Arena Renewal Project 

Project Status: Construction (Ice Rink Floor)

  

 

 

Project Background 

At the Regular Council meeting on February 16, 2021, Council passed motion #039-2021 "That the Stephen Arena remain open and continue to operate as an arena". This work is necessary to continue operations at the Stephen Arena. This project will diversify the facility to meet future program demand. 

To support Council's motion:

Project Scope

It was identified that significant work is needed to continue operations at the arena, while diversifying the facility to meet future program demands. 

The capital upgrades scheduled for construction in 2022 were included in the approved budget and includes the following general parameters:

  • Rink slab replacement (existing sand floor to concrete)
  • Replacement of dasher boards and glass
  • Replacement of major components of the original arena refrigeration plant
  • Front entrance improvements to meet AODA standards

The total amount approved by Council for the Stephen Township Arena Renewal project is $2,000,000.

Proposed Milestones and Project Status
MilestoneTimingStatus
Project Initiation February/March 2022

Completed

Design Development February/March 2022

Completed

Facility Closed to Public Access (as per regular ice removal schedule) Evening of April 3, 2022 Completed
Tender Preparation, Release and Award for Construction  March/April 2022

Ice Rink Floor - Tender awarded at the Regular Council meeting on Tuesday April 19, 2022

Dasherboard System - Tender awarded at the Regular Council meeting on Monday May 16, 2022

Construction Period May 2022 - August 2022 (Anticipated)

In progress - Ice Rink Floor

Not started - Dasherboard System

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