The 09/28/2021 – 720 views
By Mathieu Hutin | Editor-in-chief
This Sunday, September 26, 2021, the city of Annecy decided to close the Jean Régis ice rink, for an indefinite period. It is Catherine Allard, the deputy mayor for sports and sports associations who confirms the information to us this Tuesday.
After the closure of the Annecy Sports Park for 6 months (from June 24 to December 18, 2020) for dilapidated problems and the fear of weakness of the prestressed concrete of the stands, it is the Jean Régis rink which seems to present this time. worrying symptoms.
In the name of the precautionary principle, the municipal equipment closed its doors this Sunday, after an element of the false ceiling was unhooked and fell to the ground. A minor event which, luckily, did not cause any injuries but which led to the discovery of water infiltration on a joist of the building structure.
“In order to open, the solution is to equip it and prevent further falls by installing a protective net” explains Catherine Allard. The elected official found a company for this urgent work: “She can only intervene in January!” I am waiting for other quotes and I hope for a shorter time. “
“We are also going to work on precisely determining the causes of water infiltration on this joist of the building structure. “
The incident forces the municipality to find solutions with Chambéry and Albertville for the ice time of schoolchildren, the ice hockey club, figure skating and ice dancing. “We financially help the clubs which will incur costs to get to Chambéry and Albertville” explains Catherine Allard.
The Jean Régis rink must be renovated according to the elected official who explains that the gas used for its operation will be prohibited for sale in 2030, that it is used less and less, and that therefore its cost is increasingly important for the city of Annecy.