Ice rink in Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall to remain closed this winter

The ice rink on Carl-Zehr-Platz in front of Kitchener’s City Hall will remain closed this winter, a city spokesman told Global News.

“The completion of Carl-Zehr-Platz has been delayed due to supply chain and logistics problems around the world,” said Shawn Falcao in an email.

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“Carl-Zehr-Platz is now expected to reopen in spring 2022.”

He noted that the city has announced that two synthetic ice rinks will open this week in downtown Kitchener at 44 Gaukel Street and Kitchener Market.

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The ongoing construction project square and multi-storey car park continues to be plagued by delays that keep the square closed for the winter.

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The project was supposed to be completed in June, but delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the expansion of the project scope have pushed the deadline to August.

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The project began with the city repairing the critical infrastructure in the building and the mechanics for the ice rink / water feature on Carl-Zehr-Platz.

It was expanded to include the fastening of the pedestrian ramp from College Street, the stairs on the east side to the upper terrace and the upper terrace itself.

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