CSRD and Town of Golden working to reopen arena

CSRD and TOWN OF GOLDEN WORK TO ADDRESS ICE PLANT MECHANICAL CONCERNS AT GOLDEN & DISTRICT RECREATION CENTRE

As owner of the Golden & District Recreation Centre, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is working closely with the Town of Golden following the indefinite closure of the facility due to a mechanical problem with the ammonia chiller unit.

The Town of Golden reported to the public that as of 6 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019 all programs and activities within the building are cancelled until further notice.

The closure is being undertaken as a precaution to ensure the highest standard of public welfare, however, there is no danger to the general public in the vicinity of the facility.

The CSRD contracts the operation of the Golden & District Recreation Centre to the Town of Golden. Staff from both local governments, along with contracted refrigeration technicians and mechanical plant experts, are working immediately to assess the situation and develop a plan to resolve any issues.

The goal is to bring the facility back into operation as soon as possible.

In the press release issued by the Town of Golden, Chief Administrative Officer Jon Wilsgard addressed the closure:

“Entirely as a result of our enhanced safety monitoring program here at the Town, we were able to identify a mechanical problem very quickly. We are now taking quick steps to mobilize technical resources to deal with this as swiftly as possible while also ensuring public safety.”

Both the CSRD and the Town of Golden will keep residents informed of progress and timelines on the repair work on our websites and through social media channels as additional information becomes available.

For further information please contact Tracy Hughes, CSRD Communications Coordinator at 250.833.5963 or toll free at 1.888.248.2773 or email Thughes@csrd.bc.ca.

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