Nearly $300,000 needed to fix up Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre: report

The Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre requires $280,000 in repairs and safety improvements, a new report shows.

Victoria city staff are recommending that council approve $200,000 to fix the arena’s dehumidifiers and another $80,000 for handrails in the seating areas to comply with the new building code.

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Dehumidifiers are necessary to maintain ice quality, reduce moisture and protect the building from water damage, the report says.

“If left unaddressed, mould and mildew may begin to form affecting air quality; pipes and equipment will begin to corrode, and electronics sensitive to humidity levels would begin to fail.”

Staff recommend the repairs be done while the arena is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Council will consider the report on Thursday.

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