REBUILD BAYFIELD ARENA AS THE NEW BAYFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Arena, first erected in 1954 and rebuilt in 1973 has reached the end of its life as an ice facility. Given the miniscule hours of usage, no amount of nostalgia can justify its continued operation as an arena.
This is an outstanding opportunity to incorporate modern building techniques with a community based vision of its future.
Perhaps the project could start by demolishing the two story portion of the complex containing Dressing Rooms and Community Hall & Kitchen. This would create space for a modern purpose-built ground floor Community Hall and Kitchen meeting today’s Health & Fire Codes. Such a Kitchen would have the added ability to service the current ice surface area which could attract larger functions.
The Ice Surface provides a great opportunity for exercise facilities, pickle ball courts and other athletic uses. As a multi use facility it should be able to quickly provide large, unobstructed space for exhibitions, trade and consumer shows, musical & other performances. The ideas are limitless.
Let’s not waste this opportunity. Use this space to put out your ideas for the benefit of everyone to consider.
Speak now or don’t complain later.