Trail’s Cominco Arena lighting project awarded to Power Tech Electric — now nearing completion

The light replacement project is part of the $1.2 million Trail Memorial Centre Arena Roof Replacement Project.

Trail's Cominco Arena is undergoing an upgrade to the light fixtures in the facility.

Trail's Cominco Arena is undergoing an upgrade to the light fixtures in the facility. — Photo courtesy City of Trail

The City of Trail has awarded the Cominco Arena Lighting Project to a local contractor, Power Tech Electric Ltd., for the amount of $81,965. The project’s estimated completion date is mid-July 2018 and entails the replacement of 52 arena light fixtures with LEDs and controls. Gescan, a local wholesale electrical product distributor, will be the main supplier of materials for the project. The light replacement project is part of the $1.2 million Trail Memorial Centre Arena Roof Replacement Project, completely funded by the Federal Gas Tax Fund.

“The installation of a new lighting system is one component of the Arena Roof Replacement Project,” said Robert Baker, the Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation. “We’re excited to get the project underway and we are very pleased to award the contract to a local company.”

In addition to the new lighting system, the Roof Replacement Project also includes the installation of a low emissivity ceiling, replacement of the arena’s 40,170 sq.ft. roof system, and removal of asbestos in the roof assembly.

“Although the Arena Roof Replacement Project is a huge undertaking, we anticipate full completion by the fall of 2018,” said Baker. “This was made possible by separating the lighting and ceiling aspects of the project from the roofing component whereby the interior will be complete before start of the 2018 ice season.”

About the Trail Memorial Centre Arena Rink Lighting Project

The $1.2 million project, which includes a full replacement of the arena’s 40,170 sq.ft. roof system, the installation of a low emissivity ceiling and new LED lights, asbestos removal in the roof assembly, project management, federal project signage, and a 15% project contingency, will be fully covered by the Federal Gas Tax Fund.

About the Trail Memorial Centre Arena

The Cominco Arena is located within the iconic Trail Memorial Centre facility. Built in 1949, it is a gathering place for our community, welcoming over 60,000 spectators and athletes annually for hockey and skating programs as well as concerts, events, and community celebrations. The Trail Memorial Centre is recognized as the premier recreation facility in the West Kootenay part of British Columbia, having hosted numerous BC Seniors Games, BC Winter Games, BC Hockey, and Hockey Canada competitions. There are no other venues in our region that can host these types of large-scale events.

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