Future of Penticton Arenas

Consultation has concluded

Penticton's arenas are operating at or near capacity and four are needed to sustain current levels of service and programs. With Memorial and McLaren Arenas in need of significant investment, Penticton must decide how to meet its arena needs for the future. The Arena Task Force was created to explore the options and prepare a recommendation for Council. Their vision proposes a new twin-surface, multi-sport facility on the SOEC campus, conversion of Memorial Arena to a dry floor facility and the eventual decommissioning of McLaren Arena. Staff are now working on a business case to study the feasibility of the vision and investigating funding options.

You can stay informed about the activities of the task force and share your thoughts through this site.

Penticton's arenas are operating at or near capacity and four are needed to sustain current levels of service and programs. With Memorial and McLaren Arenas in need of significant investment, Penticton must decide how to meet its arena needs for the future. The Arena Task Force was created to explore the options and prepare a recommendation for Council. Their vision proposes a new twin-surface, multi-sport facility on the SOEC campus, conversion of Memorial Arena to a dry floor facility and the eventual decommissioning of McLaren Arena. Staff are now working on a business case to study the feasibility of the vision and investigating funding options.

You can stay informed about the activities of the task force and share your thoughts through this site.

Consultation has concluded
  • Apply to be on the Penticton Arena Task Force

    over 3 years ago

    Citizens suggested the City set up a committee to answer the question "do we fix or replace Memorial Arena"? At the November 15 Council Meeting, the City shared the proposed Terms of Reference for a new Penticton Arena Task Force to determine the future for Memorial Arena as well as answer the question about our arena needs as a whole in light of our infrastructure deficit. The City is now accepting applications for the seven members who will represent the community at large. In order to get a balanced perspective, the City is seeking applicants with a background in:

    Citizens suggested the City set up a committee to answer the question "do we fix or replace Memorial Arena"? At the November 15 Council Meeting, the City shared the proposed Terms of Reference for a new Penticton Arena Task Force to determine the future for Memorial Arena as well as answer the question about our arena needs as a whole in light of our infrastructure deficit. The City is now accepting applications for the seven members who will represent the community at large. In order to get a balanced perspective, the City is seeking applicants with a background in:

          • Architecture, construction or engineering

          • Finance, accounting or taxation

          • Economic development or marketing

          • History of hockey in Penticton

          • Heritage of Memorial Arena

          • Arena operations and requirements

      Applications are due December 6. You can find the Terms of Reference and the Application Form in the Key Documents section.