Revamped, renamed, revealed: PoCo community centre first phase to open Aug. 27

Free skating and more at grand opening

The date for the big reveal of the first phase of the revamped and renamed Port Coquitlam community centre has been revealed.

PoCo residents can finally get a look at the new facility at the grand opening Aug. 27, 4 to 7 p.m. The reveal includes free skating, entertainment and activities.

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Phase one includes two new ice sheets, a new Terry Fox Library, a lobby and multi-purpose spaces for seniors and youth, including a games room and a kitchen.

Regular hours for the new facility will start the next day. It will be open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The city expects the leisure pool and fitness centre all be completed by early 2020. Phase 2 isn’t scheduled to be completed until 2021. It will include a third ice sheet, gymnasium, children’s area, more multi-purpose space, parking and an outdoor plaza.

When completed, the new $132-million facility in PoCo’s downtown will be 205,000 sq. ft.

ggranger@tricitynews.com

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