The Cold Lake Skatepark is shaping up to be a premiere attraction to The City, but like most construction jobs, it’s running a little behind schedule.
“The skatepark is about a week behind,” confirms Mayor of Cold Lake, Craig Copeland, and with a chuckle he adds, “in all consideration, this is Alberta.” The Mayor says the project won’t be pushed back very far from its original launch date, “it’s not delayed, the Grande Opening till the end of September, but it’s not delayed by any significant amount of time.”
Mayor Copeland says weather is a factor, “we’ve had a little bit of rain and we also we’re impacted by Cold Lake being an evacuation centre.” At the being of July, nearly 7000 people from the Lac La Ronge area of Saskatchewan were evacuated from their homes due to wildfires. Over 650 of those displaced people called The Cold Lake Energy Centre home for two weeks.
“It was challenging for the contractor,” says Mayor Copeland, who adds “The Energy Centre is back in business and we’re open to the public.”