Located in Mission Recreation Park, the Capital News Centre is an environmental award-winning facility constructed through a design, build, and operate agreement with RG Properties.
The City of Kelowna contracted RG Properties to design and build the recreation facility on City property and RG Properties pays the City for the right to operate it.
Additionally, the City has control of the booking of the facility up to 8 p.m. on weekdays and up to 5 p.m. on weekends, offering the City’s rates during these times. All additional time slots are controlled by RG Properties. Through this agreement, the City has access to a state-of-the-art facility for its residents and RG Properties has the opportunity to generate revenue by capitalizing on Kelowna’s growing adult recreations and sports tourism market.
The Capital News Centre is located on Gordon Drive at Lexington. It is the cornerstone of Mission Recreation Park. The centre, opened in January 2004, was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award* from Aquila Networks Canada for its energy-efficient design. The $16.5 million facility offers:
- Two regulation-size hockey ice surfaces
- Two indoor playing fields
- Fitness centre and indoor running track
- Leisure skating area
- Physiotherapist’s office
- Concession stand and restaurant
* Annual savings have been calculated to amount to $81,000 CDN; contributing factors
are application of ProTek-USA’s Ceramic Reflective Insulating Coating Systems
(CRICSSM ) on all exterior walls, a Geo-Thermo System and energy-efficient
ice-making system for the two ice rinks.
ProTek-USA’s energy saving ceramic reflective coatings where used on all exterior walls
contributing to the $81,000 CDN* savings in energy cost annually. Thermal Protection Products/CRICSSM - CANADA, Kelowna, B.C., is the Canadian Distributor of ProTek-USA ceramic reflective energy saving coatings. For more information and/or to reach Thermal Protection Products/CRICSSM– Canada Ltd. visit www.protek-usa.com/contact_us.html and select your Province.