Arena Renovations Underway!

Arena activities

Faroites of all ages take advantage of the many recreational programs offered at the Father Pierre Rigaud Arena between October and April. Both curling and hockey lines are embedded into the ice each season, which maximizes the use of the facility for a variety of user and age groups. Every week there are 4 curling sessions, 2 adult hockey nights, 2 “Faro Mad Sled Dogs” youth hockey practices, public skating, “Mini Rockers” kids curling, learn-to-skate and other activities offered at the arena. The arena also hosted the Pelly River Challenge hockey tournament in 2016, hosting 85 youth from other Yukon communities, which we hope to revive in the newly renovated facility.

The arena, built in 1975, was showing its age, and in need of an uplift. Thanks to generous funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the Community Development Fund, Gas Tax and the Town of Faro, the renovations are finally underway.

During Fall and Winter 2017, the public area of the facility was renovated with new energy efficient lighting, accessible washrooms, fixtures, skate-friendly flooring, benches and insulation. A brand new Zamboni is also parked in the maintenance bay, ready to polish the ice surface to perfection. In Spring 2018, the ice arena portion of the facility will be renovated by refinishing the rusted structural steel, replacing insulation and lighting, and adding a protective finish to make the facility brighter. By the time we're done, over $1.1 million will be invested in the arena to add years to its lifespan, and ensure that Faro's hub of winter activities serves the next generation of Faroites.

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