|Getting There |||Transit: Expo Line|
|Cross Street |||East 49th Avenue|
Profile Last Updated: January 08, 2009
Currently closed pending its debut as an Olympic venue, the Killarney Ice Rink is set to become one of Vancouver’s premiere sports facilities for many years to come. Already a spectacular facility, featuring a regulation-size ice rink, indoor pool and modern fitness centre, more than $14 million will ultimately be spent on upgrades such as a brand-new rink and lobby, increasing the total floor space by 8,000 sq. ft. The rink’s roof will be raised and improved, and the ice area increased to international standards. After the Olympics, the rink will be reduced back to North American proportions.
During the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Killarney’s arena will take on the role of practice ice for speed skaters. The rink is designed to seat 250, a number that will be retained after the ice surface is returned to its regular size. Lucky residents will then have full access to all the amenities the community centre has to offer, and everyone is welcome to rent the facilities or register for one of their many sports and recreation programs.
The Killarney Community Centre, Pool & Rink is jointly operated by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Killarney Community Centre Society. The current projected completion date for renovations is set for April, 2009. As a not-for-profit organization, Killarney is always in need of volunteers, which are always the most essential part of the organization.
Community Centre Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:45am-9:00pm Friday 8:45am-8:00pm Saturday & Sunday 8:45am-5:00pm
Projected Re-Opening: April, 2009