Improvements completed at Vernon’s Priest Valley Arena

The contract was awarded to Ontario-based Riley Manufacturing and it came in at $157,000, $112,200 under budget.

Upgrades have been completed at a Vernon rink.

Installation of boards at Priest Valley Arena has been completed a week ahead of schedule.

“The installation of the new boards was a major maintenance project for Greater Vernon Recreation Services,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, the City of Vernon’s communications co-ordinator.

The contract was awarded to Ontario-based Riley Manufacturing and it came in at $157,000, $112,200 under budget.

These boards are the same standard as those in Kal Tire Place, with aluminum dasher boards and taller glass than the previous wood construction boards.

“An upgrade was also added that will allow for a timekeeper or scorekeeper to enter or exit the timekeeper box area without having to stop the play or the game,” said Laing Gahr.

Ice in Priest Valley Arena will be installed July 27 to prepare for the Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Summer Hockey School.