by Saanich Minor Hockey Association, 2018-10-11T20:36:59.000-07:00October 11 2018, at 08:36 PM PDThttps://goo.gl/forms/Gcjb7ZbNFsl6QCQa2
As you may all know, the Pearkes Gold rink is 50 years old and requires extensive and expensive upgrades to keep it functional. Hockey Canada and other research shows that ice arenas have an average life expectancy of 30 to 35 years. Many municipalities raze rinks when they have reached this age.
Currently, the number of ice rinks in Saanich is far below what is provided by other municipalities in the area, and by what is needed by Saanich user groups. Saanich currently provides 2 rinks for a population of 114,000 which is ... [more]