U of S exploring rink replacement options

SASKATOON - Though the 2015-16 Huskies hockey season is now over, we're always looking to the future at the University of Saskatchewan.

"A replacement ice facility at the University of Saskatchewan remains a high priority of the university's Board of Governors and we are working diligently on a proposal to move forward," said U of S president Peter Stoicheff.

In 2014, the university issued an RFP (request for proposals) to find a partner interested in building and operating the facility:

There were a number of interesting options that came forward in the RFP stage and the university is now currently exploring an option that has real potential and is continuing to work with our preferred partners and consulting with community leaders.

"As always, financing a major project like this is a challenge, but we are hopeful about moving forward and we have submitted a request to the City of Saskatoon for $1-million towards a facility," said Greg Fowler, U of S vice-president, finance and resources.

The current U of S ice facility, the Rutherford Rink, was built in 1929 and is among the oldest facilities in the country still used for Canadian Interuniversity Sport competition.


For more information, contact:
James Shewaga
Media Relations Specialist
Advancement & Community Engagement
University of Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-966-1851


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