New Community & Recreation Centre
North Bay’s new community and recreation centre is currently in the design stage. Preliminary drawings and conceptual renderings for the facility, featuring dual-pad ice surfaces and other amenities, have been completed.
The design team from MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. and North Bay’s Mitchell Jensen Architects have been working on the project for several months. That work has included stakeholder consultation.
Detailed designs will soon get underway. Construction of the new community and recreation centre, which will be integrated with the existing Steve Omischl Sports Complex at 1055 Lakeshore Drive, will get underway later this year.
Marc Downing, one of the lead architects working on the design of North Bay's new community and recreation centre, provides an update on the project.
Key features of the preliminary design include:
- public lobby with warm viewing
- two regulation-sized ice pads (85’ x 200’)
- 388 seats (cold and warm viewing area)
- 300 standing room capacity in the tournament rink
- 150 bench seats in the practice rink
- walking track
- multi-purpose community room
- food services
- 14 barrier-free multi-use change rooms to accommodate indoor and outdoor events
- 8 dressing rooms designed to convert to 4 larger dressing rooms
- 2 dressing rooms equipped to provide private gender neutral change rooms
- association offices
- 470 parking spaces for the complex
- dedicated transit pick up/drop off locations
A New Community and Recreation Centre will replace the aging West Ferris Arena and ensure the City continues to provide residents with the same level of recreational servies and opportuniites. The new facility will also add an ice pad to the City's existing inventory, helping to better meet demand as demonstrated through public consultation and the findings of a Multi-use Recreational Facility (MURF) Feasibility Study.
- Jan. 15, 2020 Presentation By Design Team To Council
- Jan.15, 2020 Public Open House Display Boards
- 2019 Update To The Multi Use Recreational Facility Feasibility Study 2013