The City of Burnaby has broken ground on the South Burnaby Arena, which will bring two NHL-sized ice rinks to the Edmonds neighbourhood.
“South Burnaby Arena will be a welcoming, sustainable and innovative facility that supports the recreation needs of our growing community,” Mayor Mike Hurley said in a statement. “This new facility will help us in our effort to become a more connected, inclusive and healthy community.”
The $50 million, 92,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete by fall 2021.
It will include:
- Two NHL-sized rinks
- a skate shop
- a concession
- meeting and multi-purpose rooms
- activity spaces
- warm-side arena viewing
- an outdoor patio
“Located at 10th Avenue and 18th Street, the South Burnaby Arena will be easily accessible whether you walk, take transit, cycle or drive,” states a press release. “The facility will also be within walking distance of Byrne Creek Community School, Edmonds SkyTrain Station and the emerging Southgate community.”
The city says the building, designed by HCMA Architecture + Design, will be environmentally friendly, with glazed roof windows providing natural light, electric vehicle charging stalls and bicycle parking.