St. Catharines looking for public input on arena strategy

The public can have their say tonight after the City of St. Catharines released the draft arena strategy.

An open house will take place at the Port Weller Community centre from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight as city staff discuss the city's arenas and what the future may hold for them.

In the meantime, the city has released a report from Monteith Brown Planning Consultants touching on the fact that the city has seen little population growth over the last two decades, and there are considerably more seniors and older adults.

The report also suggests working with the Canada Summer Games Host Society to secure ice time at the proposed Sport and Ability Centre.

Current plans for the facility show it would be built east of Highway 50, south of Brock University, and contain a twin pad arena, a quadruple gymnasium, and an indoor track.