Conestoga closing ice rink to make room for new gym

January 29, 2014

Conestoga College is closing its Doon Campus ice arena on April 1 to make way for a new multi-million dollar triple gym and 10,000-square-foot workout facility set to open in fall 2015. Conestoga is currently receiving designs for the new complex, which is being developed in partnership with the college's student government. The institution, which has no varsity hockey program, decided to close the arena due to “the pricey prospect of replacing outdated ice-making equipment” and a student survey that revealed not many students wanted ice time, and many wanted more gym facilities. According to the Waterloo Region Record, construction on the new facility could begin as early as this summer. The Record