TRURO - The Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre will officially open its doors for membership use on Jan. 2, 2013.
As a prelude to the official opening, it is anticipated the centre will be available for viewing and limited use by the community in December. An exact date will be confirmed.
"The decision to wait until January to open is a combination of a number of factors, including construction timelines and operational considerations," said Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre operations board chairman Nevin Jackson in a news release.
It's the second time the opening date of the civic centre has been pushed back. Originally scheduled to open in mid September, officials announced in June that it wouldn't officially open until mid October.
Information on membership pricing and offerings will be available to the community by the end of September. "Our team is working through all of the logistics to ensure the centre meets the needs and expectations of the community," said civic centre genera manager Jim Lambert. "Consultation with various community members has provided a strong direction for membership pricing and structure.
Construction of the civic centre began in September, 2010. The facility includes a 2,500-seat event arena, ice surface, walking/jogging track, aquatic centre (eight-lane competitive pool and therapeutic leisure pool), fitness centre, multi-purpose/community meeting space and a rock climbing wall.