Update on October 5th Civic Centre Closure


Hockey fans were disappointed Saturday night with the sudden closure of the Civic Centre after an unexpected issue with the refrigeration system. The scheduled Kimberley Dynamiters game against the Golden Rockets was cancelled after a pinhole leak in a valve in the refrigeration plant resulted in a low-level ammonia alarm.

The Civic Centre reopened on Sunday morning after contractors installed a replacement valve. All arena operations are back to normal.

“While we are disappointed to have had to cancel Saturday nights game, the safety of our workers and patrons is our number one priority,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Scott Sommerville. “We are glad to report that the problem has been resolved and the Civic Centre is open to the public.”

Kimberley will face Golden at the Civic Centre this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The missed game will not affect the leagues season and will be rescheduled to a later date. Check the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League website at for updates on this and other games happening within the league.

For further information, please contact Brett Clark, Manager, Parks & Facilities at 250-427-5252 or by email at