The Planning Board will hold a site walk at Gull Crest Fields at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2022. The Cape Community Arena Group has requested an amendment to the previously approved site plan for Gull Crest to construct a temporary ice rink adjacent to the athletic fields parking lot on Gull Crest Drive.
During the July 19 Planning Board meeting, the board deemed the application complete with a 6-0 vote. Following the vote of completeness, the board voted 6-0 in favor of tabling the application to the August 16 board meeting. The board has asked for more information on the noise level of a temporary ice chiller to be located at the rink.
The proposed temporary ice rink will be 200 feet by 85 feet wide, which is regulation size for hockey. The ice surface will be chilled with a skid-mounted, electric powered 200 ton chiller. An ice re-surfacer (Zamboni) will be utilized to resurface the ice regularly and will be stored in a heated, insulated shipping container outside of the rink's southwest corner. Pole mounted lights will be used around the rink. A canopy tent will be erected southeast of the rink to provide shelter for users to change in and out of skates. Portable bleachers will be placed on the south side of the rink and portable toilets will be located between the changing tent and bleachers. The rink is intended to be used for public skating as well as a practice facility for Cape Elizabeth High School and middle school hockey teams. Operating hours are planned to be 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The rink will be in place from November 1, 2022 to March 15, 2023 and again from November 1, 2023 to March 15, 2024.
Site Plan Permit Drawings courtesy of Terradyn Consultants, LLC.
Proposed location of ice rink.