Revolutionizing Sports Facilities: Icon Builders Inc., Unveils the Fisher Field Changeroom and Washroom Facility
In a triumphant moment for both athletes and fans alike, a remarkable transformation has taken place at Collingwood's Fisher Field. The long-awaited Fisher Field Changeroom and Washroom Facility, a testament to innovation and community collaboration, was officially inaugurated in a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony. This remarkable addition promises to redefine the sporting experience for local soccer players, teams traveling for tournaments, and the passionate supporters who make the sport come alive.
The ceremony, graced by esteemed members of the Council, Architect Shane Laptiste, Igli Selamaj, the Founding Partner and CEO of Icon Builders Inc., Mike Cullip, Board President of Collingwood United Soccer Club, and enthusiastic young Timbit soccer players, was a celebration of a project that has been years in the making.
Collaboration and Commitment
The Fisher Field Changeroom and Washroom Facility is a symbol of the tireless collaboration between various stakeholders. With over 1000 local soccer players from the Collingwood United Soccer Club set to benefit from this facility, as well as thousands more who will flock to Collingwood for soccer tournaments, this facility stands as a beacon of progress. The Collingwood United Soccer Club played a pivotal role in the realization of this dream, contributing $60,000 through membership fees to make this transformative project possible.
Architectural Marvel with a Community Touch
The Fisher Field facility isn't just about changing rooms and washrooms; it's an architectural marvel that reflects the unique needs of the community. The Studio Contemporary Architecture team, led by Architect Shane Laptiste, ensured that the design seamlessly merged functionality and aesthetics. Natural light streaming into the elevated dressing rooms brings an air of calmness, creating an environment that fosters both relaxation and focus. As Laptiste beautifully puts it, "I just wanted to create a small opportunity of beauty."
Community Growth and Progress
While the project faced its share of challenges and delays, the Fisher Field Changeroom and Washroom Facility stands tall as a testament to the determination of the community. The journey, which began more than four years ago, showcases the commitment of Collingwood's town staff, council, and partners like Icon Builders Inc., The construction crew's dedication and Icon Builders Inc's expertise ensured that this $1.5 million project reached its completion, with the bulk of the budget dedicated to the development of water and septic systems.
Embracing Change and Empowering Athletes
The Fisher Field Changeroom and Washroom Facility is more than just bricks and mortar; it's a symbol of progress and empowerment. Mike Cullip, President of Collingwood United Soccer Club, expressed his excitement about finally having a permanent washroom facility after years of anticipation. With two change rooms, four all-gender bathrooms, and a dedicated space for game officials, the facility sets a new standard for inclusivity and convenience in sports facilities.
As the Fisher Field Changeroom and Washroom Facility ushers in a new era for sports in Collingwood, it also stands as a reminder of the incredible things that can be achieved when a community comes together. With the 2022 soccer season already underway, players and fans have a reason to celebrate not only their victories on the field but also the triumph of collective effort and dedication.
In this ribbon-cutting moment, the Fisher Field Changeroom and Washroom Facility is much more than just a building; it's a beacon of unity, a tribute to athletes' dedication, and a promise of a brighter, more inclusive sporting future. As the sun sets on the Sixth Street side, it rises on a new era of sports facilities, setting a remarkable precedent for future projects and leaving an indelible mark on the Collingwood community.