Ken Noakes has taken over as General Manager of the in-construction ice arena, the St. Catharines Spectator Facility in St. Catharines, Ontario. The facility broke ground in December 2012 and is in construction. The design/build project involves PBK Architects and Ball Construction and is due to complete in Fall 2014.
Noakes was recently the General Manager at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, ON and has been in regional position with SMG Canada, supporting business development and consulting efforts in the region and throughout Canada.
Harry Cann, Senior Regional Vice President of Operations at SMG, said:
Ken is a valuable member of our team and has done a great job leading our efforts in Kingston and with other assignments throughout Canada. He is a seasoned industry veteran and we look forward to Ken contributing to the success of the new venue in St. Catharines which we are all very excited about. The City will benefit substantially from Ken’s expertise and leadership.
Noakes brings over 20 years of facility management experience to the job, with his most recent position being General Manager of the 5,000-seat K-Rock Centre in Kingston. He has served as General Manager of the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C. and the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, and also held positions at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, and the SkyDome in Toronto.