The City of Fort St. John will assume management of the Kids Arena at the end of July.
The City is still working on making a decision about the future of the aging arena. A number of groups in Fort St. John have come forward expressing interest in using or converting the facility to another use. At this time the City is not currently accepting or considering proposals for future uses.
The City will not be using the Kids Arena as an ice surface this winter.
This fall, the City will complete an assessment of the building to determine its current life expectancy, the magnitude of the costs to bring it up to code and the feasibility of changing it from from its current type of use. This assessment will help determine what, if anything, the building could possibly be used for in the future.
If Council chooses to convert the facility to another use based on the buildings assessment report’s recommendations, all individuals and groups will be given an opportunity to participated in a public process in the spring of 2010.