Ground Breaking Officially Kicks Off Construction Of Crossings Ice Complex
LETHBRIDGE - A line-up of government officials put shovels into the dirt this morning, for
the official ground breaking of the $41-million Crossings Ice complex on the
The facility will include two NHL sized ice surfaces and a 10
sheet curling rink.
Funding for the project is split between three levels
of government. $25.8 million dollars is coming from the province, $10 million
from the federal government, while the City of Lethbridge put up close to $5.5
million for the project.
Manager of Recreation and Culture Ashley Matthews points out it's the first
phase of a leisure centre, which will include an aquatics centre down the road.
Matthews says "it becomes the hub of our community as far as activities and not
just about sport, it's about wellness. I think it's really going to help the
community grow, it's going to attract people to our community becasue it is
something that many other communities have and Lethbridge doesn't at this
Construction is expected to begin in October. It will take about two years to
build, with the facility opening late in 2015 or early 2016.
Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 4/25/2014 1:22:36 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News - Photo from left to right - MLA Greg Weadick, MP Jim Hillyer, and Lethbridge Mayor Rajko Dodic break ground on Crossings Ice Complex