County: Preparations Begin For Temporary Chiller Installation At Ice Rink


Los Alamos County has contracted with American Arena LLC to install a rented temporary chiller that will enable the ice rink to continue its regular skating season from November to February of next year. A permanent solution for chiller replacement would not have met the schedule for the 2023-2024 ice skating season, thus the County developed an interim solution.  American Arena LLC is a Minnesota based company that specializes in the design, engineering, and construction of mechanical systems for ice rinks.

The project was presented and approved by County Council on August 8, 2023 followed with a project update to the Parks and Recreation Board on September 14, 2023.

The contractor has begun preliminary activities at the worksite in preparation of temporary chiller delivery and placement.  The remainder of the project is expected to last through the end of October. 

Work will be performed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  No work will be performed on weekends.

Work will be contained in the mechanical room located on the east side of the ice rink, and behind the rink dasher boards.  Mobilization of heavy equipment and components is expected requiring brief interruptions to travel on West Road and short term use of the eastern section of the parking lot.  During this time, watch for trucks pulling out from the space by the ice rink mechanical building into West Rd.

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