Plans & Phases

A staged and sensible approach

The Smith multi-use ice surface will provide a facility for a variety of year-round activities for the Hamlet of Smith and surrounding communities.

Review the proposed plans and initial phases of this exciting project below.

Move your mouse over the icons to see project details.
Phase 1

A MULTI-USE SURFACE FOR SHARED ICE ACTIVITIES AND DRY-FLOOR UTILIZATION

The first phase of this proposed plan involves extending the existing outdoor curling slab and installing a dasherboard system around the perimeter of this new "rink" or multi-use surface. Other items such as electrical rough-in and doorway access to the Equine Arena are being contemplated for Phase 1, pending public interest and funding allocation.

This phase will result in a purpose-built outdoor recreational surface capable of supporting ice sports, curling and recreational skating activities in the winter, in addition to "dry floor" utilization during warmer months, including:

  • Ball hockey

  • Beer gardens

  • Basketball courts

  • Family gatherings

  • Farmers' markets

  • Outdoor concerts

  • Lacrosse

  • Pickle ball/tennis/badminton

  • Running track

Subsequent Phases

EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND SEASONAL UTILIZATION

Subsequent phases of development would focus on increasing overall community usage of this space. Ideas include penalty boxes; additional lighting and electrical; temporary bleachers; and a pre-engineered roof structure that would ease ice maintenance obligations in the winter and provide cover from the elements during warmer months.

Phased development would occur in tandem with public input and allocation of project resources. Tthe goal will be to develop the Smith multi-use surface in stages, and to finance these stages primarily through grant funding and community contributions.

slug-smith-investment.svg
About the Vision
Community Support
Plans & Phases
Project Updates
Smith Vision FAQ
Upcoming Events

Explore the Vision

Related Resources

SHARA
Lesser Slave River
Image
Image

MAIN NAVIGATION

SEARCH THE MD WEBSITE