It's been 3 years since Perdue had a hockey rink available to the community, but that's about to change this upcoming winter.

Tragedy struck on May 23rd of 2015 when the Perdue Arena caught on fire and was utterly destroyed. Although the community of Perdue was shaken and disappointed by the unfortunate event that took place, the community began the rebuilding project right away and have come a long way over the 3-year span.

The interior parts of the rebuilding project have come along nicely in 2018. The installation of all the rooms in the building and framework of the arena surface boards have all been completed which makes the building look like a real hockey rink.

Just recently, members of the community were invited to help paint walls inside of the building. The community is eager to get done as much as possible before the start of the hockey season.

Perdue Arena Paint 1(photo courtesy of Julie Lemon) Perdue Arena Paint 2(photo courtesy of Julie Lemon)

Vivian Eaton, Secretary of the Perdue Arena Association, talks about where the rebuilding project stands as of right now.

"The rebuilding project has gone really well this year. We have all the boards around the ice surface in place and the painting project should be finished by the end of August. There are still some things left to do with fundraising and installations but we are right on track to open this winter."

Fundraisers have been a huge part in making sure the rebuilding project stays on pace. The group is right around 85% of the way to their ultimate fundraising goal and will continue to plan for certain fundraisers this upcoming fall and early winter.

The hockey arena is expected to be open in January of 2019 and will serve all of the local hockey teams in Perdue.

It's been a challenge for local teams to play hockey over the course of the last 3 hockey seasons with no home rink. Other towns opened up their facilities in Biggar and Harris, and then there were other players that had to play on split teams with other towns.

Visiting teams that make their way into the brand new rink in Perdue will be very pleased with the facility.

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