The City of Wetaskiwin and Town of Millet have partnered to ensure the residents from both communities have access to a variety of recreational opportunities this season. This partnership follows the decision made by the Town of Millet to not put ice in the Millet Agriplex this year, and instead start construction on the ice floor to ready it for the 2021-2022 season.
The Town of Millet recently received funding through the Canada Infrastructure Program Grant to redevelop the arena floor. Construction on the Millet Agriplex ice floor is expected to start in spring 2021 and should be done in time for the 2021-2022 hockey season.
This year, Wetaskiwin and Millet have decided to operate the Millet Agriplex as a field house from Sept. 15, 2020 until construction begins in order to help keep kids in the area active throughout the upcoming fall and winter season.
“With most of our activities being cancelled this year in Millet, there is not a lot of activities for our residents to do over the winter months,” said Lisa Schoening, C.A.O. with the Town of Millet. “We were very excited and appreciative at the opportunity presented by the City of Wetaskiwin to utilize their indoor fieldhouse turf to provide some options for our residents, as well as those within our region.”
The turf for the fieldhouse, which has been supplied by the City of Wetaskiwin, has already been installed in the Agriplex.
“This is a benefit to both communities and greatly improves opportunities for fieldhouse sports in the region,” said Sue Howard, C.A.O. for the City of Wetaskiwin. “We are happy to work with our neighbours on this and look forward to the positive impact this pilot project will have on the delivery of regional services.”