- Construction of the Servus Arena is ahead of schedule and will be ready to open January 2018.
- The Servus Arena will be The City’s premier spectator arena with room temperature seating, a concession, interior connections to the Pidherney Curling Centre, an indoor walking track, larger and modernized change rooms, team warm up areas, skate sharpening and laundry facilities.
- In 2015, capital budget was approved to replace the former Red Deer Arena with a new downtown spectator arena. When the capital budget was approved, a corresponding Funding Adjustment Request (FAR) was also approved for 2016-2018, which would provide full operating funding resuming on July 1, 2018.
- The new Servus Arena has been under construction since 2016 and was originally anticipated to open summer of 2018, however construction is ahead of schedule and the facility will be ready to open for public use the beginning of January 2018.
- The net financial impact of opening the facility in January 2018 is $41,920 in one time operating costs.
- Replacement of the parking lot for the Servus Arena and Pidherney Curling Centre is planned for the spring/summer of 2018, pending Council approval. Parking considerations for the continued operation of the facilities will be accommodated during the construction period. The Public Market will not return to the parking lot until the 2019 season.
Budget Requirements, Funding Sources and Council Decision Points
In the 2018 Capital Budget, Council will consider the following:
|Servus Arena – January 2018 Opening||$41,920||Operating Budget|