Abbotsford Recreation Centre is among the local arenas that are part of an in-depth review and analysis by the city. (File photo)

Abbotsford Recreation Centre is among the local arenas that are part of an in-depth review and analysis by the city. (File photo)

City of Abbotsford conducts survey on six local arenas

Input is part of in-depth analysis of current and future needs

The City of Abbotsford is inviting local residents to share their input online to help with the planning of local arenas.

The survey is being conducted as part of an in-depth review and analysis that the city has begun to effectively plan for and fund the current and future needs of local arenas.

“A strategy to guide the delivery of services and investments in arenas will ensure programs and services meet community needs and investments are effective, appropriate and timely,” a city spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the city wants to understand the current and future demand for ice and dry-floor arena activities and the community interest and concerns associated with the facilities.

As part of the study, the following facilities are being considered: Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre, MSA Arena, Abbotsford Centre, The Rinks at the Summit Centre and Abbotsford Curling Club.

The city’s 2018 Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan identified the need to develop an Arena Services and Infrastructure Strategy to study the current and future needs of arena services for ice and dry-floor sports.

The survey can be found at letstalkabbotsford.ca/arenastrategy.

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