Complex Arena, Castlegar

About This Project

Complex Arena, Castlegar

Home of the Castlegar Rebels

Home to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Castlegar Rebels, the Castlegar & District Community Complex Arena is an indoor ice rink founded in 1974. It is open seasonally from August to March and offers public skating, figure skating, and ice hockey. From April to June, the dry floor arena is used for conventions, exhibits, trade shows and even circuses.
Features: a 1050 seat ice arena that includes a regulation ice surface, 5 dressing rooms, referees room and concession. Ice hockey clinics also available on occasion.

Electrical and Gas Savings at Complex Arena 


kWh Estimated Savings with REALice®



  • Ice Temperature raised 3°F (6% refrigeration savings/1°F)
  • Stronger ice means less cleans
  • Cold water means less heat load on compressors
  • Cold water means less dehumidification
  • Less hard water problem

Estimated Savings 85,000 kWh


GJ Verified savings with REALice®


Gas Savings

  • No natural gas used to heat water for flooding
  • 160USG x 10 times a day @ 140°F => 45°F
  • 8 Months of the year.

Verified savings 520 GJ 





2101 - 6th Avenue, Castlegar BC V1N 1G7 1 (250) 365-3386

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