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In January 2017 the Town of Devon was investigating options to improve the operations of the Dale Fisher arena from both a participant perspective as well as with the efficiencies of the facility.
In addition to infrastructure improvements, the Town was facing another dilemma. The Arena, with only having one ice surface, had challenges filling daytime ice space and during peak hours, were losing revenue opportunities to surrounding municipalities with our minor hockey groups having to travel outside the community to be accommodated. Prime time ice surface rentals are increasing in demand across the capital region, but with only one ice surface in Devon, it is difficult to effectively accommodate hockey clubs and academies on a part time basis. It was also challenging to attract hockey tournaments to the community due to the single ice surface.
Discussions with stakeholders considered options for twinning the existing Dale Fisher Arena and the cost effectiveness of constructing a new facility in a different location and creating a multi-use recreation facility. As such, in February 2017 an RFP was created with the outcome being three proponents submitting proposals and presenting to Council in April 2017.
The unique presentation by Silent Ice and their affiliation and endorsement from former Edmonton Oiler Ryan Smyth, brought great value to the project and created added exposure to various sports groups and partnership opportunities. Council directed Administration to work with Silent Ice to do further cost analysis of a multi-use recreation facility that would be situated on the newly acquired lands west of Highway 60.
See the full Recreation Facility Business Plan Proposal here.