The City of Salida Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Chaffee County Amateur Hockey Association, began work this week on the foundation of Salida’s new ice rink.
The rink will be located in Centennial Park next to the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. As part of this project, some recycling containers will be moved closer to the Aquatic Center to allow space for site preparation work.
In the future, shade structures will be put in to help maintain ice, and lights will be added so the rink can stay open more hours of the day.
With construction of the rink underway, Chaffee County Amateur Hockey Association can start work on developing a hockey league for next winter.