Roof replacement under way at Sarnia’s twin arena

The city-owned Progressive Auto Sales Arena.

Journal Staff

The section of roof at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena that protects the restaurant and luxury suites will be replaced this year at cost of $500,000, the city says.

The roof covering the main ice surface on which the Sarnia Sting play is scheduled for replacement in 2022.

Completing the entire roof, which began leaking in 2019, will take five of six years and cost about $1.8 million, city staff estimate.

The staggered approach is meant to keep costs low and minimize impact to facility operations.

Last year contractors did the lower south-end roof and completed the job within budget at a cost of $382,000.

The new roof is expected to last 40 years with regular maintenance.