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Northcrest Closure - We need your help!
Submitted By Stacey Moore on Friday, January 24, 2020
Dear PGHA Parents/Players,

We Need Your Help!

City council has decided to support a staff recommendation to shut the doors on the Northcrest Arena for good in April.

This would have been a great thing if we were moving into the new twin pad arena at Trent University in the fall of 2020.That didn't happen and now they are telling us that they have plans to build the new twin pad arena at Fleming College and the possible opening date will be 2024. That leaves us 1 ice pad short for the next 4 years. The twin-pad arena set to be built at Fleming hasn’t even been granted funding yet from the federal and provincial governments.



At a meeting last week, it was reported that Northcrest would need more than $1.4-million in repairs to keep it alive for another three years. They need to make this investment and keep the arena open so our organizations can continue to grow and our athletes have ice to play on. 
 
How will this impact the hockey user groups....we will be scrambling to find ice time for practices/games/development sessions /tryouts. Losing our ice time at the Northcrest will be devastating. They tell use the city will help us get ice time at county arenas, but there is no guarantee this ice will be available; we have been there and done that. There is no ice available.
 
We have met with user groups and we have decided that we need to fight to keep the Northcrest open until the new facility is open. We will be attending the city council meeting on Monday January 27, 2020 to speak on this matter.
 
How can you help.....lets start by taking a couple minutes of your time prior to Monday's meeting and send an email to members of city council expressing your concerns and the effect the closure will have.
 
If you wish, you can also register as a delegate and come speak at the council meeting.
 
You can also have your player join us in front of city hall on Monday night between 5 pm and 6 pm prior to the meeting. We are hoping to have a large group of hockey players wearing their jerseys visible by the front doors off George Street.
 
Email info for city council:
Mayor Diane Therrien -  [email protected]
Councillor Lesley Parnell -  [email protected]
Councillor Kim Zippel - [email protected]
Councillor Henry Clarke - [email protected]
Councillor Don Vassiliadis - [email protected]
Councillor Kemi Akapo - [email protected]
Councillor Dean Pappas - [email protected]
Councillor Gary Baldwin -  [email protected]
Councillor Keith Riel - [email protected]
Councillor Andrew Beamer- [email protected]
Councillor Stephen Wright -  [email protected]
 
How to register as a delegate to speak-  https://forms.peterborough.ca/Clerks-Office/Request-for-Delegation  
 
Thanks for your support in this endeavour for your kids and the organization. 
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