Kimberley is seeking funding for upgrades to the Kimberley Civic Centre.
City Council will vote tonight on submitting an application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to replace the arena’s refrigeration slab, boards and glass.
Staff say a new cement slab could allow the Civic Centre to be used for indoor summer sports like lacrosse or soccer.
The refrigeration slab at the Civic Centre was originally installed in 1959.
The usual lifespan of an arena slab is roughly 25-30 years.
The current board and glass system at the arena has passed its expected life span and is constantly in need of reinforcements and repairs.
The motion would also see the city set aside over 320 thousand dollars to cover the city’s share of the project’s cost if approved.