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DCC Ice Plant Refurbishment Project (Updated May 3)

After 25 years of producing dependable rink ice here at Dakota CC the time has come to upgrade our existing ice plant. The upgraded plant will incorporate several environmentally friendly systems designed to enhance our facilities while achieving several environmental goals set by the Federal and Provincial Governments as well as addressing critical building code and worker safety issues. These upgrades will also provide noticeable improvements to the quality of our ice surfaces.

Project completion is anticipated by July 1, 2023.

For further information please feel free to contact Dave Dulko, Facility/Buildings Management Specialist at

Progress Journey

Join us as we document this upgrade journey. We'll showcase photos of work in progress and what's being done in a few segments.


At the beginning of the project, the following was completed:

  • Replacement of old electrical conduit and wiring in the crawlspace.
  • Replacement and demolition of old plumbing in crawlspace.
  • Modifications to existing operators office to allow safe access for Olympia machine to snow melt pit from South rink.
  • Installation of conduits for new card swipe entrance hadware at 4 plant doors to limit public and unauthorized staff access to Olympia room and Machine room.

A few weeks in... (April 10)

Here is the photo progress of the build after a few weeks.

Snow melt pit where the Olympia machine will dump all of the snow collected during floods. This pit will significantly reduce amount of snow being dumped in the back forest area where the water is slowly killing trees. The melting of the snow in this pit will also significantly reduce any potential biohazard exposure to the public.
This is a new washroom build for operators to use.
Existing machine room. No work has started on this area yet.

No more Mr. Ice Guy.... (May 1st)

We removed the ice from our rinks on May 1st as part of the upgrade process.

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