F-E Contracting Inc. will be upgrading the Brett Memorial Ice Arena for $3 million in improvements as approved by voters in a recreation bond. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly approved the contract at a special meeting this week.
A new ice rink slab, new direct CO2 ice making refrigeration system, and exhaust systems will be part of the renovations.
The ice rink upgrade is one of $22 million in projects from the 2016 recreation bond. The Brett Memorial will be closed for six months during construction, March 26 through Labor Day.
The new system will give 20 years of service and lower energy costs.
Listen to the short audio posted here of Recreation and Library Services Manager Hugh Leslie.
Also posted here is the legislation for the construction work.