Surrey planning a 5,000-seat spectator arena in Bridgeview

Vision goes along with city proposal to relocate two sheets of ice from the North Surrey Recreation Centre.

Surrey is looking for a firm to build a 5,000-plus spectator arena in North Surrey.

It comes as the city plans to move two ice rinks from the North Surrey Recreation Centre to Bridgeview near 130 Street and 110 Avenue.

In mid-June, Surrey sent out expressions of interest for a company to build a spectator arena at the Bridgeview site as well.

It has not yet been determined what type of sport would be played there, as the private sector hasn’t yet decided which would be the most viable.

The city says both sheets of ice and the spectator arena can fit on the 5.7-hectare (14-acre) parcel of property.

Laurie Cavan, Surrey’s general manager of parks, recreation and culture, says the two sheets of ice at the existing North Surrey Recreation Centre will remain operational until the new sheets can be used.

She also noted there are no plans to move the existing pool or gymnasium from the North Surrey Recreation Centre at 135 Street and 102 Avenue.

Surrey has budgeted $45 million for 2015-16 to construct the two sheets of ice at the new location.

It’s unknown what the expected costs of the spectator arena will be. That will be known when the expressions of interest are submitted.


Just Posted

Fire destroys home in Surrey

Crews called at 3 a.m. Sunday for a residential house fire on the 12000-block of 100 Avenue

Alzheimer’s Society launches helpline

Toll-free phone line available for people with dementia and their caretakers

Art show to be held at White Rock’s Jan’s on the Beach

Art to be displayed until the end of December

New detox centre opens in South Surrey

WhiteRock EHN opened in response to opioid crisis

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants couldn’t find the net: coach

Even with a six-on-three advantage, the Langley-based hockey team couldn’t earn points Sunday.

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

UPDATE: Hells Angels on scene after body found in Maple Ridge

Body was discovered beneath the Golden Ears Bridge

Mountie left with ‘significant’ injuries after driver attempts to flee traffic stop

Richmond RCMP are looking for a dark coloured Mercedes Benz

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Most Read