Canlan Ice Sports Burnaby 8 Rinks Announces Upgrades

BURNABY, BC, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Canlan Ice Sports Burnaby 8 Rinks will be undergoing a significant renovation of 2 of their Rinks from May to September.  Rinks 5 and 6 were a part of the original 4 Rinks built in 1972, and though the rest of the building received a major upgrade in 1995, these rinks were only partially upgraded.

Greg Porcellato, VP of Western Operations, commented "We have made investments in both other Canlan facilities over the years and now we are delighted to be in a position to commit to bringing this portion of our Burnaby facility to Canlan's New Standards.   As the industry leader in the area of Hockey and Skating Development Programs, we also have the largest Adult Hockey and Indoor Soccer leagues.  Our goal is to ensure we deliver the customer experience that everyone has come to expect when walking into a Canlan facility in all parts of the building."

Some of the exciting, new renovations planned on Rinks 5 and 6 include: Structural repair of columns and subfloor; Full repairs and replacement of ice rink floors; Full repairs and replacement of these rinks refrigeration system; Refurbishment of rink boards and glass; Improvements to dressing rooms.

General Manager, Rob Stare, noted that though staff and users are very excited about the updates on these Rinks, "This will obviously have an impact on what ice is available as it reduces the ice inventory by 1/3 for this period."  Six out of the eight playing surfaces will remain in service during the renovation.

These projects will be occurring May 1 through September Labour day in 2013. Staff are currently working through the allocation of ice for Leagues, Programs and Contracts to try to accommodate as many ice requests as possible during this time.

Information, photos and updates will be available on the website, posted within the facility, as well as Burnaby 8 Rinks Facebook and Twitter pages.

About Canlan
Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is the North American leader in the development, operations and ownership of multi-purpose recreation and entertainment facilities. We are the largest private sector owner and operator of recreational ice sports facilities in North America and currently own and/or manage 21 facilities in Canada and the United States with 64 ice surfaces, as well as indoor soccer fields, ball diamonds, curling rinks and volleyball courts.

Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ICE."

SOURCE: Canlan Ice Sports Corp.

For further information:

Aaron Krantz - Sales and Marketing Manager
Canlan Ice Sports Burnaby 8 Rinks
6501 Sprott Street
Burnaby, BC,  V5B 3B8
604-291-0626 X262

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