The construction of Merlis Belsher Place is currently underway and will serve as the new home of the U of S Huskies men’s and women’s hockey programs, campus recreation hockey leagues and Saskatoon Minor Hockey. The building is a two-storey pre-engineered building with an area of 115,550 square feet on the main level and 44,000 square feet on the second level. The building will consist of two rink surfaces, the Main Spectator Rink have a seating capacity of 2,615 with ability for future expansion and will be suitable for concerts and other spectator events. This Spectator ice surface will be a hybrid dimension that will be 5’ wider than a standard NHL rink and the Auxiliary Rink will be NHL standard size. Both ice surfaces are designed to accommodate year round use. The facility will also house the men and women’s varsity soccer team rooms along with space designated for Campus Recreation. A gymnasium facility has also been incorporated as part of the project that will allow for a practice facility for the varsity basketball program.