At a reduced construction cost of $93.9 million, Lloydminster city council is going ahead with the build for Lloydminster Place.
Officials have put out an aggressive timeline to open in early 2026 with the proposed events facility boasting two NHL-sized ice surfaces and an outdoor rink. In a release the city is confirming the multi-rink facility will be located near 40 Avenue and 36 Street and features include an event arena with a seating capacity of about 2,500 along with executive suites on the third level and specialty seating. A community arena will house smaller events seating about 500 patrons.
Also, the facility will have five private dressing rooms, four on the event arena side and one on the community arena side, along with eight public dressing rooms. A large concession area between both arenas on the concourse level will service both the event and community arenas.
Other features include three meeting rooms on the concourse level providing a flexible space for corporate meetings, team functions, and events. The outdoor rink next to the main building will have an asphalt pad and lights with the intention of being used year-round.
Officials add that pending further federal and provincial grant funding, the site is anticipated to include four slo-pitch diamonds.
- General Government Capital Reserve – $ 1,696,742
- Special Reserve Arena – $10,000,000
- Capital Programs Capital Reserve – $ 100,000
- Borrowing Bylaw – $33,000,000
- Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) – Federal – $16,463,508
- Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) – Saskatchewan – $16,665,000
- Fundraising/Sponsorship – $ 8,000,000
- Commercial Retail Unit Sales – $ 5,000,000
- Other Government Funding – $ 3,000,000
- Total – $ 93,925,250
The winnings of $100,000 of the Lloydminster Female U13 Blazers from 2022 will also be factored in. The grand total from the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup prize has been given to Inclusion Lloydminster, however, $90,000 will go to Lloydminster Place to sponsor better accessibility in the new event facility.
The vote to go ahead with the facility was taken at the council meeting on April 24.