Calgary nears goal on ice-time shortage
Five new ice sheets are currently under construction in Calgary, including two at the South Fish Creek Recreation Complex.
That's still short of the 12 the city said it would need back in 2006 to address an ice-time crunch.
But Shelley Shea, the city's arena manager, says they're making progress. Three ice sheets have been completed in the last four years.
"In the next two or three years, we should have all of those rinks online," said Shea.
The South Fish Creek Recreation Complex hosted a groundbreaking for what will be its two new ice sheets on Wednesday.
Shea said the need for indoor ice is still high.
"I think we need to take a look at all ice users, and we have in the past, but we have heard of a phenomenal growth in adult hockey and female hockey," Shea said.
"We're also hearing that figure skating is growing, and ringette. There's lots of different demands out there."
Shea said the city expects to have another two sheets opened in the next three years.