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Canada Games Aquatic Centre undergoes major improvements this summer

19-Jun-2017

Investing in recreational experiences that create a sense of community pride is a priority for Common Council. The City is pleased to inform citizens that work in this area is underway for our cherished Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC). Beginning the week of June 19, and continuing through to September, contractors will be on-site at the facility to install two new portable air handling units to ensure the continued operation of the CGAC while we prepare the site for the installation of two permanent air handling units. 

The permanent units represent a major investment in the facility and are required to provide air and humidity control to both the competition and leisure pool areas. The replacement of the two air handling units will provide full asset renewal to the mechanical system, reduce the energy and operating costs, improve the indoor quality of the space and prevent any deterioration to the roof structure as a result of high humidity. Total cost of the capital renewal project is about $1.18 million.  

While efforts are being made to minimize disruption to services offered in the CGAC during the construction period, some accommodations are required. Effective immediately, the CGAC parking lot entrance off Union Street will be closed to the public due to site mobilization, crane usage, contractor trailer, and workers’ safety. The back section of the lot will remain open to those visiting to facility. Those wishing to park in the lot will need to access it from the Chipman Hill entrance next to City Hall and proceed back through the gate from there. Motorists are asked to proceed to the lot with caution as there are other vehicles and pedestrians in the area. 

A short-term closure of the pool is expected later this summer. The CGAC will notify the public ahead of this shutdown and any other disruptions to service.  

For questions about facility operations, please contact the Canada Games Aquatic Centre at 658-4715 or visit them online at aquatics.nb.ca