Councillors questioned the cost to the city over the years.
Councillor Kelly McCaw said she wants to see “who would pay what.”
Fluhrer assured council that staff would come back with the feasibility study and with options, and the possibilities around phasing it in.
The idea would be the Belleville Senators, the Senators Foundation, the Belleville Rotary Club, and the city get together to build a “Sens Rink”.
The outdoor rink would have permanent boards and be maintained year round and used for basketball, ball hockey, and other sports during the warmer seasons.
This year alone the Senators Foundation has donated $2 million to charitable and recreational projects in the Ottawa region.
The Belleville Rotary Club is interested in taking on local fundraising efforts for the rink and city council is being asked to approve a feasibility study looking at location and costs.