Update: Arena has Reopened for Regular Use
January 12, 2024: Effective Friday, January 12, 2024, the arena at Queens Place Emera Centre has reopened for regular use. Staff look forward to welcoming the public back for on ice activities.
Update: Progress on Condenser Replacement and Arena Reopening Date
January 9, 2024: Installation of the ice surface is currently underway at Queens Place Emera Centre, and the arena is scheduled to be open for regular use on Friday, January 12, 2024. The condenser replacement has been completed, and building the ice is the final step to complete prior to opening the arena.
Thank you to the user groups and the public for their patience and understanding during the closure of the arena while this important project was completed. Queens Place Emera Centre staff look forward to welcoming everyone back on the ice.
Update: Progress on Condenser Replacement
January 5, 2024: Work to install the new condenser at Queens Place Emera Centre is progressing. In response to the failure occurring before the planned installation of the new unit, Municipal staff were able to react effectively by bringing the contractors involved to the site immediately and commencing the project.
Work began on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, to remove the failed unit and hoist the new stainless steel one into place. At this time, all work to complete the installation has concluded and been commissioned. The refrigeration plant has resumed operation and staff are currently working towards reinstating the arena ice which will take several days. The approaching weather system forecast for Sunday evening/Monday is being monitored closely with consideration made to minimize any impacts the storm may have on the project.
The indoor track will reopen for regular hours Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The fitness centre and fitness studio at Queens Place Emera Centre remain in operation.
The re-opening of the arena will be confirmed with posts on the websites and Facebook pages for Queens Place Emera Centre and Region of Queens Municipality.
Public Notice: Arena Temporarily Closed at Queens Place Emera Centre
December 29, 2023: Earlier this week, the condenser at Queens Place Emera Centre began to experience operational issues. Attempts to prolong its operation have been unsuccessful, leaving no alternative but to take it out of service until the new unit can be installed and ice reinstalled.
Effective immediately, all arena activities at Queens Place Emera Centre will be cancelled as a result of the failure of this essential piece of ice making equipment. The original timeline for replacement of the condenser was early in January, and municipal staff are working with the contractor for the replacement to attempt to reschedule that work but will be unable to confirm the new timeline until early in the new year.
The indoor track and all other off ice activities at Queens Place Emera Centre will continue, however, those using the facility may notice cooler temperatures and a change in the humidity in the facility.
When the project is completed and ice is re-installed, notices will be posted on the Queens Place Emera Centre website (www.queensplace.ca), Region of Queens Municipality’s website (www.regionofqueens.com), and on the Facebook pages of each.