UPDATE: Section of New Hope Ice Arena Roof to Be Replaced
This week the New Hope City Council approved moving forward on replacing the roof over the south part of the New Hope Ice Arena.
City staff members say the roof has outlived its life and recommend replacing it. The expected cost is $750,000.
At a meeting on Jan. 11, the council approved accepting bids for the project. If work begins this spring, it’s expected to be finished by this summer. Watch the entire discussion here.
Previous story from Nov. 2021:
The roof on the New Hope Ice Arena is scheduled to get improvements. The New Hope City Council approved the measure on Nov. 23.
The roof in need of repair is actually over the second sheet of ice that was added to the south side of the building in 1996. Staff members say they’ve worked to extend the south rink roof life by patching small leaks, but the roof is now more than 20 years old and needs to be replaced.
The EPDM or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer roof is a durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane. The new roof would be replaced with similar materials and the project would include other upgrades to the roof as well.
The cost of the project is budgeted at $750,000 and the borrowed amount would be paid back over 15 years. This project is included in the 2021 capital improvement budget. The New Hope City Council unanimously approved the project.
Work would begin in late spring and be completed by early summer.