Pincourt sports complex work underway
Owners aiming for September opening
The company that has taken on the task of completing the Pincourt Sports Complex has announced that work on the long neglected building has begun.
ork got underway two weeks ago after Société d’Exploitation Sports Sherbrooke, the organization run by Groupe Thibault, Rhéaume et Associés, held a joint press conference with the Town of Pincourt and the Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs. The Société and the school board have committed to working together to create a sport-études program at Chêne-Bleu high school once the arena is opened.
An official opening date has been set for September 2014.
Jocelyn Thibault, president of Société d’Exploitation Sports Sherbrooke, hopes the project will bring Pincourt residents together, while additionally helping them get active in their town.
And Thibault, who was on hand when work began on the building, is sure the complex will also help bring people to Pincourt.
“I am convinced that people from across Quebec who visit the CS Pincourt will be impressed by the quality of the facilities and will talk about it long after they return home,” he said.
Commission scolaire des Trois-Lacs president Diane Schetagne said the opening of the complex right across the street from Chêne-Bleu high school will allow students to have easy access to the facilities, which will in turn permit them to distinguish themselves physically and academically.
Schetagne said the board wants to create long-term programs combining studies and sports. “Which will undoubtedly motivate (students),” she concluded.
Once completed, the sports complex will feature a regulation size National Hockey League rink, a food area boasting a Cunningham’s Pub, theory and training rooms, as well as a sports medicine clinic. More than 35-percent of the building’s structural work was completed when Société d’Exploitation Sports Sherbrooke took over.
In addition to the Pincourt complex, Société d’Exploitation Sports Sherbrooke also owns the Complexe sportif Thibault GM in Sherbrooke. The company promotes “sport in a structured educational and community setting” for young people, while also promoting “the emergence of talent and the quest for sports excellence,” which they feel helps youths adopt healthy life habits.