The Dow Centennial Centre has a new system that is going save $8,000 to $10,000 per year.
New ice technology will allow the use of cold water for arena flooding instead of the traditional hot water flooding.
This system is called REALice® and is used in over 400 arenas worldwide, including NHL outdoor games.
Fort Saskatchewan joins Camrose, Innisfail, Rocky Mountain House and the Trico Centre in Calgary who have installed the REALice® technology.
Kelly Almer, Manager of the Dow Centennial Centre estimates an electricity saving of over 90,000 kWh and a natural gas saving of over 15,000 m3 per year.
"Since the installation at the Dow Centennial Centre, inquiries have come from Strathcona County and St. Albert who are considering the technology," said Almer.
Through the Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME+) program, the Dow Centennial Centre has been approved for a grant to procure the new system.
The TAME+ program is an Alberta Government initiative for energy retrofits that pays up to half of the capital cost of the technology upgrade.
Implementing the new system will cost about $17,000 with the rebate.