Smithers Town Council is debating whether to potentially cut summer ice time at the local arena to help reduce operating costs.
Mayor Taylor Bachrach says any decision to cut ice time won’t be easy because it would impact the Northern Hockey School and the Celebrity Hockey Game in August.
He says they’ll have to approach it from a cost-benefit perspective.
Bachrach says they’re talking to stakeholders to figure out different options for keeping ice on the arena for a few weeks through the late summer.
The hockey school says $120,000 was raised last year through the charity game and golf tournament with the donations going to the Bulkley Valley District hospital.