City of Calgary temporarily closes Jack Setters Arena due to public safety concerns

The Jack Setters Arena was closed because of safety issues on Sunday after the city reviewed a report, had a visual inspection and was issued a “close pending mitigation” notice.

On Friday, the city got the report on the arena at 2020 69 Ave. S.E. that said snow on the roof could create a safety hazard.

After the city consulted with the building’s operator, the Millican Ogden Community Association, they decided a temporary closure would start Dec. 2. The city and the association said they are planning to address the structural issues, make a timeline and find alternate facilities.

“Our primary concern is public safety and with the information gathered we are taking this action in [an] abundance of caution to protect those who work and play here,” said Marco Civitarese, acting director of Calgary Building Services, in a news release.

After Fairview Arena’s roof collapsed in February, the city said it worked to have reports prepared on potential high-risk facilities.

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