Contracts for a new ice-resurfacing vehicle and a new hockey dasher board system for the Casper Events Center are on the Casper City Council agenda for this Tuesday night.

Council members are slated to consider a $101,550 contract for the Zamboni ice resurfacer, and a $414,405 contract for the new dasher boards and the protective insulative cover that will be used during events at the arena when ice isn’t needed.

Both items, along with the approval of a $1.7 million contract in early June for the installation of a refrigerated floor, are elements of a $2.6 million effort to bring ice to the 8,400-seat city-owned arena. The plan was, in part, catalyzed by a $1 million donation from former Wyoming congressman John Wold.

The city is hoping to have the new rink ready by the end of the year. The city also hopes to lure a minor league hockey franchise to the arena by 2015.

Council will meet at 6 p.m. this Tuesday at Casper City Hall.