The many faces of Mosaic Place

Dustin Gill
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Over the course of four days, from Nov. 9 to Nov. 12, the sports and entertainment bowl in Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw underwent three transformations.  


On the evening of Nov. 9 the facility played host to rock legend Alice Cooper. The event required that the ice in the arena be covered in order to provide seating for the concert, including space for the shock rocker’s theatrical stage to be set.  


Following the Alice Cooper concert, one of Saskatchewan’s largest Remembrance Day ceremonies took place. Doug Campbell, Director of Business Development at Mosaic Place, said attendance for the Remembrance Day ceremonies was expected to be in the range of 3000 to 4000 people.  


For the Remembrance Day events, crews had only a 24 hour window to dismantle the staging and seating in place from the Alice Cooper concert in order to set up the arena for Sunday’s ceremonies.  


“Credit to our operations crew and our operation team. These types of weekends are welcomed weekends,” said Campbell, “this is what we live for in this industry, is to be able to host these types of events and they take it as a challenge and run with it and do a very good job with being able to convert successfully three times in four days.” 


Campbell says that in order to quickly convert the facility from a hockey arena to a rock concert, then back again, requires a product called ice deck. “The ice deck provides a durable surface that prevents the cold temperature of the ice from affecting anything above it, and protects the surface of the ice from the heat,” said Campbell. 

For the rest of this story pick up Tuesday's edition of the Times-Herald

Organizations: Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

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Recent comments

  • Kerrie Hutton
    November 13, 2012 - 10:32

    IS NO ONE ELSE OUTRAGED? I have lived in Ont, Manitoba, Sask and Alberta in my 50+ years and I have NEVER seen such irresponsibility on the part of ANY city in regards to the snow removal! This is shameful...or at least it should be. School buses and EMS are getting stuck, people are falling down,vehicles are spinning out of control. Why is there not a public outcry on this issue? This creates road hazards all over the city!!!! Why is the City not swinging into action! Anyone who gets in an accident or stuck or falls needs to send the City the bill. No other city has to put up with this lack of care so why are we????? It is a reckless disregard for the people who live here. Someone needs to organize a protest! Lets make a noise about this critical issue!

  • Christina
    November 13, 2012 - 08:30

    Are we facing yet another winter with none existing snow removal on the Moose Jaw roads? This is a disgrace to the City of Moose Jaw and it is dangerous to every citizen driving and walking. Come on City fathers and City mothers, get a grip on this and make the required improvements.

  • SN
    November 12, 2012 - 20:19

    Really impressive to see the lot cleared of all snow...while the rest of us slogged through mounds of it on the streets.

    • Joe
      November 13, 2012 - 10:09

      Oh,come on people,remember let's keep MJ moving forward.Move a little forward then a little backward,move a little forward then backward and you might just get out of the ruts that have you bogged down.Pitiful effort of snow removal.

    • JL
      November 16, 2012 - 16:59

      a lot of businesses go through private contractors to get snow removed from their parking lots. If that's the case the city has no part in that at all.