The city will explore the possible purchase and expansion of a Stoney Creek arena.
A motion to that effect, presented by Ward 6 Councillor Tom Jackson, has been approved by members of the emergency and community services committee.
Jackson notes that the owners of the three-pad, Gateway Ice Centre, approached the city indicating a willingness to sell.
He believes the success of the public partnership at the Mohawk 4 Ice Centre can be repeated at Gateway, and this will at least allow that conversation to happen.
Jackson adds that purchasing and adding a fourth pad at Gateway, could be an attractive alternative to repairing the aging Saltfleet and Stoney Creek arenas which are “significantly past their useful life”.