Wheels Roller Skating Rink
The skating rink facility needs updates and renovations to bring it up to life safety code and ADA accessibility standards. Through the Request for Proposals (RFP) process, the City is in the process of hiring a firm to repair the skating facility. As of the February 20 City Council Work Session, City Council approved the selection of a firm to provide design and construction administration services to implement accessibility, code, life safety, risk and deferred maintenance improvements necessary to reopen the facility. Contractors will be on site soon to begin this work.
The timeline for completion has been pushed 5 months due to longer deliver time for necessary electrical components. The estimated opening is now Summer 2024.
The City has drafted a separate RFP for the operation of the skating rink facility. With help of the Wheels Roller Rink Residents Committee (WRRRC), guiding principles representing the community’s values, interests, and needs were used to develop scoring criteria for the RFP. A representative from the WRRRC helped score bids for groups interested in operating the skating rink. As of May 2023, the City is in contract negotiations with an operator.
|September 2022||Wheels Skating Rink building analysis|
Report on updates/ renovations necessary to bring the facility up to life safety code and ADA standards.
|October 2022||RFP for building design services posted||Hiring design firm to repair skating rink building and bring up to code/ADA standards.|
|January 2023||RFP for operations posted||Review and begin selection process for operator of skating rink for opening in Spring 2024.|
|February 9, 2023||City Council Work Session||Council will review contract for design firm (action expected at February 20 City Council Meeting).|
|February 20, 2023||City Council Work Session||City Council approved the selection of a firm to provide design and construction administration services for building up-fit.|
|March 2023||Estimated selection of operator||Operator selected, negotiations ongoing.|
|March - June 2023||Building design work|
|June/July 2023||RFP for construction to be posted||Construction based on design work.|
|July 2023||Estimated contract execution for operations||Timeline subject to change|
|Early Fall 2023||City Council Work Session (TBD)||Council will review and take action on construction contract.|
|Fall 2023 - Summer 2024||Building construction|
|SUMMER 2024||Estimated opening of skating rink||Barring contract negotiations, weather, and funding.|
Wheels Roller Rink Residents Committee
The Wheels Roller Rink Residents Committee was created in direct response to the community’s request. Its purpose is to provide guiding principles that represent the community’s values, interests, and needs to help guide DPR staff while determining how to best operate the roller rink. The WRRC includes interested community members, roller skating enthusiasts, roller derby representatives, and PAC 1 leaders.
|Meetings & Communications||Agendas & Memos||Recording|
|October 19, 2022||Agenda||Watch on YouTube|
|November 2, 2022||Agenda||Watch on YouTube|
|December 20, 2022 - written update||Update Memo||-|
|February 6, 2023 - written update||Update Memo||-|
|March 21, 2023||Agenda||Watch on YouTube|
|June 6, 2023||Agenda||Watch on YouTube|
|September 25, 2023||Agenda||Notes|