Tuesday morning, architectural salvage company Commonwealth Reclamation, Demolition and Reconstruction removed the chiller from the former Charlottesville Ice Park in Main Street Arena. The site of the ice park soon will be the location of the Center of Developing Entrepreneurs.
The 26,000 pound chiller has been donated to Friends of Charlottesville Ice Park, a nonprofit working toward creating a new rink in Brookhill, a mixed-use development set to be built along U.S. 29 at Polo Grounds Road. Along with the refurbished chiller, ice park equipment, such as lighting bleachers and commercial kitchen equipment also will be repurposed, according to a news release.
The construction of the CODE building is expected to be completed in spring 2021.
Photos by Ézé Amos