Ice is in and the arena all ready for the winter

The ice is in at Houston’s arena and the building has been renovated and polished to a shine to get ready for the winter season.

The ice is in at Houston’s arena and the building has been renovated and polished to a shine.

Michael Glavin, District Director of Engineering & Development Services, have done a lot of work on the arena, especially on the lobby, putting in a new ceiling, fixing up the floors and repainting the walls, said Curtis McFee, Director of Leisure Services.

They also redid a washroom with a faulty shower and repainted change rooms, bleachers and benches, added McFee.

“They have done an amazing job of prep-ing the arena for this year… making it look good and making it a building that us and the community can be really proud of,” said McFee.

At the same time, the Houston Leisure Facility has made some changes of a different nature, changing the swimming hours to allow for better maintenance and longer weekend hours.

McFee says looking back over the past several months they were averaging about a person an hour during open hours Tuesday and Thursday mornings, so they are closing the pool those mornings and planning to extend open hours on weekends.

“We’ve cut out the time that really we didn’t have patrons coming and we are going to be putting it to when we do have a lot of patrons,” MeFee said, “and we’re using that time to help ensure that the pool is running at its peak efficiency.”

Tuesday and Thursday mornings will now be used for building and pool maintenance, to keep things clean and running as good as possible for the public, says McFee, and “to make sure that we stay one of the premier pools of the North.”