A metropolis employees report recommends metropolis council approve $3.5 million to restore the ice pad on the Peterborough Memorial Centre, successfully forcing the Peterborough Lakers senior lacrosse crew to search out an alternate residence venue subsequent season.

On Monday metropolis council will evaluate the employees report, which recommends rising the price range for the ice pad repairs to $3.5 million from $1 million. If authorized, the repairs will probably be finished by Carvajal Structural Engineers (CSE) for work that features changing the suspended ice slab and brine system, rebuilding a basis wall and putting in an OHL-approved dasher board system. The repairs would take 20 to 22 weeks.


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The report estimates the CSE repairs would permit the sector to function “successfully and effectively” for an additional 10 to 25 years with out issues for main repairs to the primary ice rink components.

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In September, metropolis council deferred the advice for repairs and sought a further opinion for the way forward for the ice pad. That led to a report from Entuitive Corp., (EC) which offered repairs estimated at $1 million.

Nevertheless, employees state the corporate’s various methodology would have “vital dangers” of additional prices, resembling if the brine header or feeder pipes broke, a re-connection can’t be made and your complete ground must get replaced.


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With both choice, the repairs will imply the Peterborough Lakers Main Sequence Lacrosse crew will lose its 2019 season on the Memorial Centre.

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The report recommends the town compensate the Lakers for the worth of the ticket gross sales based mostly on a median MSL season on the area over the last three years, much less ticket gross sales at an alternate venue in 2019.

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CSE repairs additionally imply the OHL’s Peterborough Petes must play highway video games till Nov. 2, 2019.  EC’s repairs would pressure the Petes to carry coaching camp at one other facility till Sept. 7, 2019, and will doubtlessly price the Petes the 2019/2020 season.

EC’s really helpful plan of action “gives the minimal quantity of labor, shortest development timelines, is the least expensive various and is least the impactful to the Petes,” the report states.

“Nevertheless, it is also the very best threat various. All development actions contain threat however, for probably the most half, these dangers will be mitigated and accounted for within the preparation of tender paperwork and development specs.

Town says plans to switch the Memorial Centre may nonetheless take as much as a decade to finish and due to this fact the CSE repairs is the very best long-term choice.

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“This implies the Peterborough Memorial Centre should stay as the foremost sports activities and occasion area for at the very least one other 10 years, or properly past the lifetime of the present rink slab and brine system,” the report states.

“Primarily based on all of the above issues, it’s the opinion of employees that the danger of a future failure, or a failure throughout development, of the brine system and/or rink slab is just too excessive and, accordingly, the very best various is to undertake the mandatory repairs to the Peterborough Memorial Centre as was described within the report introduced to council on September 10, 2018.”

If authorized, the mission will probably be tendered in December and repairs would start on June 3, 2019, aiming for a Nov. 1 completion date.

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