The Fogerty Arena Board of Directors has announced a May 31 groundbreaking date for a six-lane, $3.7 million curling facility in Blaine’s Aquatore Park.
The 28,100 square-foot curling facility will be located next to Fogerty Arena’s south rink. The groundbreaking event is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
Past Olympians, public officials and business people will gather on Aquatore Park Field No. 1 for the Fogerty Curling Rink ceremonial groundbreaking.
The new facility will be located at 9250 Lincoln St. N.E. The project will include a restaurant and concession area, lounge and men’s and women’s locker rooms.
Arena Manager Mark Clasen said previously that the building will cost approximately $2 million.
A new refrigeration system for hockey and curling will cost about $1.2 million
The 30-year-old refrigeration system for the existing south ice will be replaced with a state-of-the-art system for both the south rink and the new curling rink.
The Fogerty Curling Rink is scheduled for completion in November.
“We have been working on this project for almost four years,” Clasen said. “This facility will generate revenue to help support our two original ice sheets. It will keep participation costs low, and allow more kids to continue to play hockey.”
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