Calls for a new arena
The president of the St. Laurent ringette clubs came to convey the complaints from St. Laurent’s ice sport associations that say that there are not enough skating rinks to meet their needs. Each year hundreds of children are refused access to these clubs.
The mayor has made it understood from the start that construction of additional facilities is not on the agenda.
“Our services have acknowledged that there is a need,” he said. “We will check if there are obvious and financially viable solutions.”
The mayor immediately noted that the projects for the library and sports complex alone cost $30 million and $44 million respectively. Message:there is really no more money available for new facilities intended for skaters. “I do not want to give you false hopes, I want to be straightforward,” concluded the St. Laurent mayor.
A petition and comments made by citizens were submitted by the ice sports associations.