Civic Centre Opening Date Confirmed
The Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre will officially open its doors for membership use on January 2, 2013. As a prelude to the official opening, it is anticipated that the Centre will be available for viewing and limited use by the community in December; an exact date to be confirmed. “The decision to wait until January to open is a combination of a number of factors including construction timelines and operational considerations,” says Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre Operations Board Chair, Nevin Jackson. “We are very appreciative of the community’s patience as we prepare for opening day and are confident that it will be worth the wait,” adds Jackson.
Information on membership pricing and offerings will be available to the community by the end of September. “Our team is working through all of the logistics, to ensure the Centre meets the needs and expectations of the community. Consultation with various community members has provided a strong direction for membership pricing and structure,” notes Jim Lambert, General Manager of the Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre.
Construction of the Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre began in September, 2010. Included in the facility will be a 2500 seat event arena, NHL sized ice surface, walking/jogging track, aquatic centre (8 lane competitive pool and therapeutic leisure pool), fitness centre, multi-purpose/community meeting space and a rock climbing wall.