Organizers for the Kimberley-Cranbrook 55+ BC Games are not letting the shutdown of the Memorial Arena slow them down.
The City of Cranbrook closed the arena last week after the chiller in the ice-making process broke down.
Event Co-President Sandy Zesnik says the arena’s closure simply means they will host more hockey games at Western Financial Place and the Civic Centre in Kimberley.
“We figured that we just have to put an extra couple of games in during the day,” Zesnik says. “We know that we have women hockey players for the first time and we know they’ll jump at the chance to play an extra game.”
Both the Men’s and Women’s hockey events were originally scheduled to have games at the Memorial Arena.
The City of Cranbrook said earlier this week it could take up to 12 weeks to replace the needed equipment for the facility.
Cranbrook’s Facility Operations Manager Stacy Paulsen says they are currently looking for the needed equipment for the rink.
– Kimberley-Cranbrook 55+ BC Games Co-President, Sandy Zesnik