Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wallaceburg Memorial Arena getting prepped for opening

With the ice freshly installed at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena, the Wallaceburg Minor Hockey Association (WMHA) is excited to get their 2020/2021 season underway.

While an exact opening date for the arena has yet to be announced, the Wallaceburg hockey organization said on their website they have a tentative start date planned for September 28, 2020.

“WMHA is working on finalizing our schedule and protocols to meet our target of hitting the ice next week,” the group posted on social media on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

“A tremendous thank you to Jane (McGee) and the staff at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena for the effort in getting our barn ready. In just a short time since the Council decision to open the arena, a good number of COVID-19 protocols have been put into place.”

The group also posted some photos showcasing a “sneak preview of the rink” along with new signage and upgrades.

Check out the photos posted by WMHA below:

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Council gave the go ahead to open all arenas across the community during the Monday, September 14, 2020 electronic Council meeting.

A motion by West Kent Councillor Melissa Harrigan was approved, which directed staff to resume the “committed arena service levels” for all arenas in 2020.

For more details from the September 14 Council meeting, check out our coverage: Council votes to open all Chatham-Kent arenas

We’ll provide more details once the official opening date for the Wallaceburg Memorial Arena is confirmed.

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