Improvements to the existing ice arenas at the Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury are expected to be complete sometime next month.
The arena upgrades—painting, window replacement, new glass for the rinks, etc.—should give the facilities a “new look,” said Bob Klatt, Parks and Recreation director. The work is part of the $21.8 million Bielenberg Sports Center expansion project, which also includes a new field house, two-story lobby and outdoor pleasure rink.
“Construction is progressing nicely,” Klatt said.
The audio and video systems at the arenas will be improved and give teams and staff more control over music and announcements, he said. There will also be video monitors showing the action at the rinks and field house.
As the work on the existing arenas is wrapping up, the walls for the 90,000-square-foot field house will be installed. That portion of the project is expected to begin the week of Aug. 26, Klatt said.
“That will go pretty quick,” he said.
Construction on the 20,000-square-foot lobby is also set to start soon.
“Then the whole building will begin to take shape,” Klatt said.
The project is a bit behind schedule—the deflation of the dome was delayed twice this spring.
“It snowed in the middle of
May,” Klatt said.
The project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2014.
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