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Burlington’s Skyway Community Centre and Arena Getting Expansion, Enhancement Updates

Budget Briefs - Skyway Community Centre - TW

Our weekly series “Budget Briefs” lets residents know how our community will be benefitting from specific investments in Burlington’s approved 2023 Operating and Capital Budget.

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As part of the investments in the 2023 Operating and Capital Budget, the Skyway Community Centre and Arena is getting expansion/enhancement updates.

These updates will feature:

  • An NHL-sized ice surface;
  • An indoor walking track; and
  • Additional community program space.

Additional features of the renovation project include:

  • Six change rooms with showers and washrooms;
  • Warm and cold spectator seating with accessible options;
  • Lobby with customer service area and offices; and
  • Universal washrooms.

A New Community Centre is being built to replace the single pad, Skyway Arena. The existing arena was demolished, and a new community centre will be built. The 48-year old building has reached a point where refrigeration equipment and building components have reached the end of their lifecycle, and repair and upgrades are required due environmental, accessibility and efficiency reasons.

The new facility will include a low-carbon design to align with the City’s goal of having a carbon neutral operation.

Enhancements to Skyway Park

In order to accommodate the improvements at the community centre, Skyway Park will also be redesigned to include a natural playground and one baseball diamond.

Some of the new or improved items include:

  • New 275’ baseball diamond with backstop, line fence, irrigation, dugouts, player’s benches and bleachers;
  • Natural children’s play area;
  • Gathering areas with seating and shade structure; and
  • Accessible pathways.

The park will be closed until the project is complete in 2024.

To stay up-to-date on the progress of the project, subscribe for updates on the dedicated Skyway Community Centre webpage on the City’s website.

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