Prior to this project, the roof for Arena 2 at the Twin Arenas was approximately eighteen years of age and the tar and gravel roof desperately needed to be replaced in order to maintain operation of the arena. The upgrades undertaking under this project will allow a wide range of important community events to continue to be held in Quesnel, while also providing sustained recreation and active living opportunities for residents, youth, and seniors in the community. In particular, the Quesnel Figure Skating Club relies on Twin Arena 2 as its home for practices and regional events.
The City of Quesnel had originally planned to repair the roof in 2010 following the 2009 operating season. Before the replacement, the leaks in the arena were being managed with buckets suspended from the rafters of the arena. Some cancellations of ice time were unfortunately necessary, which highlighted the need for a new roof in 2009. The new roof is a 'torch on' roof which is a significant improvement and will allow the facility to remain operational for many years into the future.