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Penticton's McLaren Arena set to reopen after temporary closure

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January 02, 2019 - 2:18 PM

PENTICTON - McLaren Arena will reopen to the public tomorrow after a snowplow backed into a gas meter and caused a temporary closure.

Residents can expect to resume their skating activities starting tomorrow, Jan. 3, after repairs were made to the broken gas meter today, Jan.2, according to a City of Penticton media release.

Fortis B.C. and city crews worked over the holidays to fix the gas meter that was broken on Boxing Day, Dec. 26.

The city's facility supervisor Chris Schmidt said a snowplow backed into it the gas meter, destroying it. Although the gas meter had vehicular protection around it, the small snowplow managed to knock that over and impaled the back of the gas meter, he explained.

Residents can enjoy a public skate from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow or Stick 'N Puck from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., the city says.

For the full public skating schedule go here.

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