excited to report that work on Smithville
Ontario’s multi-use community centre is nearly finished. Located at 177 West
Street, this new sports and leisure centre will serve as an area focal point
for residents of West Lincoln Township and Niagara West.
This design-build project consists of a 450-seat NHL-sized
arena, a wellness centre with bleacher seating for 200, multi-use rooms, a
community room, an indoor walking track, a library and gymnasium. The site also
includes parking capacity for 300 cars, a skateboard park, splash pad and
With an eye for
future sustainability, the
building was designed to meet LEED™ Silver certification
Turnover of the skateboard park, splash pad
and playground occurred last summer. The library
portion was completed September 27, with a grand opening ceremony held on
is now putting on the finishing touches in preparation for occupancy. The rink
boards, arena floor, seating and benches are all installed and
the first ice went in January 25. Meanwhile the scoreboards, gym floor, basketball nets and bleachers are
all in place.
The project timeline was very
tight because of phased turnovers. This meant it was challenging to provide access and
occupancy for the public while ensuring life safety systems were in place and
operational while the facility was under major construction.
free skate is scheduled February 9, and Ball anticipates having the building ready
for full use on family day weekend.