The Golden & District Recreation Centre will be closed until further notice. STAR PHOTO

Immediate arena closure

The Golden & District Recreation Centre (arena) has been closed indefinitely to the public effective 6 p.m. November 25, 2019 due to an ammonia chiller failure.

The closure is a precautionary and standard procedure; there is no danger to the general public in the vicinity of the facility.

The Town of Golden’s contracted refrigeration technicians and mechanical plant experts will be on site the remainder of this week to determine and begin implementation of a solution to bring the facility back into operation as soon as possible.

“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”, said Chief Administrative Officer Jon Wilsgard.

All programs and activities within the building are cancelled until further notice; the Town of Golden will keep the community informed of progress and timelines for facility repair and re-opening as this information becomes available.

Further updates will be provided through the Town of Golden’s website, social media channels, posted material and Recreation Department staff.

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