Plans have been unveiled for a new $20 million ice rink and climbing facility to be built in Marion.
After the original proposal for a two-rink arena was presented to the town of Marion in 2018 and subsequently rejected, the council has now agreed to a smaller development which it says is more suited to the area .
The proposal, which is now the subject of public debate, will see the construction of a state-of-the-art ice rink and a range of climbing walls, including international competition walls, recreational climbing and bouldering and themed climbing walls. as well as a children’s kiosk and café.
When completed, the arena will have an international standard ice rink that can accommodate up to 450 spectators. The rink is set to host South Australian Australian Ice Hockey League team Adelaide Adrenaline, possibly in time for the 2024 season.
Ice Rinks Adelaide will serve as the arena’s main operator, with the building’s current residents, the Marion Croquet Club, being notified of the decision. If the proposal is approved, work will begin towards the end of this year.
The Ice Arena is the newest SA venture of Melbourne-based construction company The Pelligra Group, which continues to invest in infrastructure across the state. The proposed 42-year lease will join a growing number of projects for the group in South Africa, which will include the new training center and home ground of the Adelaide Crows.
The plan also included reduced facility rates for Marion residents should they wish to use any of the arena’s amenities.
The rink will be located on the 10,000m² lot at 262 Sturt Road, Marion which is currently classed as community land, hence its public consultation. Marion Mayor Kris Hanna today posted on Facebook a call for local residents to have their say on the proposal.
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