Community Engagement at the West Vancouver Ice Arena

West Vancouver Ice Arena

The West Vancouver Ice Arena is home to many community events and programs. From forums to a drop-in community skate program, the West Vancouver Ice Arena is a place to connect with others. There are many ways to get involved, and you can even make a donation. You can learn more about the community engagement program by visiting the official website.

Light levels increased from 25 footcandles to 50 footcandles

The city of West Vancouver chose Flex Lighting Solutions to retrofit the ice arena with LED lighting. The new fixtures replaced 40 400W Metal Halide lamps and improved the light levels by 50 footcandles. The installation of the new lighting is expected to reduce the building’s energy consumption by 66%.

Lighting in ice arenas is important for spectators’ safety and comfort. It helps reduce the risk of injury. The ORFA recommends that facilities raise the lighting levels to 30-footcandles/300 lux. Additionally, more sporting events are being broadcast in high definition, so it is important to have uniform lighting in the ice arena for optimal viewing.

Food and beverage options in the snack bar

A snack bar located inside the West Vancouver Ice Arena offers healthy food options and beverages. There are also two vending machines located inside the arena. All of these vending machines are operated by Berkshire Natural, a local company that supplies a wide range of products to ice arenas. These products range from fresh fruit to organic pumpkin seeds and dried mangos. The company often sources its products from local farms and organic producers.

Community engagement program

The Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, West End Community Centre Association and the Vancouver Public Library are leading the way in a community engagement process to guide the renewal of the West End Community Centre. The process builds on previous community engagement efforts and is guided by the West End Community Plan. It will produce a comprehensive renewal plan that will guide the use and programming of the site, as well as its outdoor spaces.

The project team has been working with the community since 2013 to replace the aging facility. It has a vision to build a vibrant community hub that meets social, cultural and recreational needs. The organization has outlined its vision in an Emerging Vision for the Community Centre site, a 20-year plan that describes how it plans to replace the aging facilities on the site.

The program involves workshops, self-paced engagement boards, pop-up events, and a survey to learn about the needs and wants of the West End community. The project culminates in a public report back session on December 8 featuring Coast Salish artist Angela George. If you can’t attend the public report back session, you can still make your voice heard and make your opinion count.

Masks are no longer required

The West Vancouver Ice Arena is no longer required to require masks for visitors. In fact, masks are no longer required from Monday through Thursday. This is a change in the regulations following the closure of Hollyburn Country Club, which was closed to the public due to the contamination of COVID-19. However, businesses and events organizers can still require proof of vaccination for their patrons. This change will take effect after April 8, 2022.

The ice rink is sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, and is open Thursday to Sunday. The rink has an indoor cafe, skate rentals, and lockers. There is also a heated outdoor patio, which is great for cold weather days. The rink will also host the annual 12 Days of Christmas celebration. Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, but there is no limit to the hours that can be spent skating.

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