The District of Houston is installing heaters for the arena bleachers by early-January.
Ryan Coltura, Director of Leisure Services said the two high-efficiency, gas radiant tube heaters will replace old heaters that are leaking and unsafe for use.
The new, high efficiency heaters will be anchored to the ceiling and will heat the centre section of the bleachers, Coltura said.
The $11,000 cost will be funded through the 2013 arena and maintenance budgets.
Coltura said they got a lot of feedback from the public and arena users that they wanted heating for the arena bleachers.
“We want people to be comfortable when they’re out watching the action on the ice,” he said.