First Arena Makes Improvements to Ice Plant

 Repairs Done to Secure Longevity of Ice at First Arena

ELMIRA, NY - October 7, 2016 - Repairs to First Arena's ice plant have been completed, the facility announced today.

A worker makes improvements and repairs to First Arena's ice plant

A worker makes improvements and repairs to First Arena's ice plant

The necessary repairs and improvements, which were scheduled to take four hours to complete, required 13 hours based on the extent of the improvements that were done.

With the upgrades to the ice plant, First Arena has secured the longevity of the ice in both rinks at the arena. The changes to the plant will also increase efficiency of ice building and maintenance during the year. 

Because of the extent of the repairs that took place, First Arena is making every possible effort to rebuild and stabilize the ice in both rinks. As a result, however, there may be adjustments to the schedule for events to be held on both the main rink and rec rink ice surfaces over the next few days.

First Arena will provide updates as they become available.