This will be the first time in three years that Perdue will have an Arena. Final touches are being put on the facility as the town prepares for the much anticipated hockey season.

Vivian Eaton, Secretary of the Perdue Arena Association, said they are planning to be open in 2019, "We have January 1st as our opening, it may get done sooner than that but we're taking bookings for after January 1st."

She noted they've already had people book in for the new year, "We've had people from the city book tournaments already, people are pretty excited just to see it."

The community was left without a hockey rink after their existing facility was burnt down in May, 2015. The community was quick to start the rebuild, with the foundation being laid in the fall of 2016.

After three long winters without an arena, Perdue will finally be able to get back on the ice.

There are a few final touches to be made to the building, including painting and plumbing.

"As soon as the drywall is dry in the lobby, we'll be painting. Plumbers can come in and finish the bathroom, the kitchen is being built offsite so that can be installed. The dressing rooms are all done except the benches." Eaton said it has been a productive few months, "The biggest thing that got done recently was the dividing wall between the lobby and ice surface."

Perdue will also be welcoming back their Senior Hockey team this season. The Perdue Pirates will be competing in the Saskatchewan Prairie Hockey League for the 2018-19 season.

The town also has two minor hockey teams this year.

Fundraising for the facility is almost near completion, as Eaton noted they are around 92% done fundraising. The estimated cost of the arena rebuild was $1.9 million.

During the past three years, community members have opted for homemade rinks or traveling to other towns for ice time.

Eaton said it will be a huge benefit to the town to final complete this project, "We're really, really excited about it and want to thank everybody who has helped so far."

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