Maginot Arena Reopens After Mould Forces Closure

The Maginot Arena will reopen today after being closed for several weeks due to mould and humidity.

The City of Winnipeg temporarily closed the facility November 3 to address the issues, which include a dehumidifier and the reinstallation of the ice surface. The city brought in environmental consultants after mould was found on the wood ceiling, triggering levels deemed to be higher than what the city found to be acceptable.

Other local arenas were checked for mould, in which the bacteria was found at the Bertrand, Roland Michener and St. Vital facilities. Fortunately, the levels found did not require the closure of the arenas. Ongoing air sampling will continue at the three arenas, with remedial work set for March 2012.