30 Jan Kamloops City Council approves two more REALice Systems
City of Kamloops: A Happy REALice Customer is a Repeat Customer
Kamloops City Council has approved the purchase of two REALice Systems for the McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre in Kamloops, BC. This makes the City of Kamloops a repeat REALice customer, having installed their first REALice System in August, 2016, at the Brock Arena. By using the REALice cold water resurfacing technology, the City of Kamloops is reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions in their arenas.
Kamloops home to the only female “A” Senior Hockey Team
McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre features a curling rink and two separate ice skating surfaces. The first is a 1,200-seat NHL arena and the second is an 800-seat Olympic-sized surface. It’s the home of the Kamloops Vibe, the only Female Senior “A” Hockey team in the BC interior.
With the planned two REALice systems for these two indoor ice rinks, McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre is expected to save over 150,000 kWh of electricity, and over 20,000m3 of natural gas per year.
Funding for this initiative will come from the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, a grant program operated by the government of B.C. to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change.
To read more about the Kamloops City Council’s REALice approval for McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre, click here.