Refinishing of Activity Center hardwood floor is complete
The hardwood floor inside the Lewis-Clark State College Activity Center will have a new look to it this upcoming season. On Monday, Warrior athletic director Gary Picone announced that the summer project of refinishing the court’s floor has been completed.
Along with a fresher and shinier appearance, the gymnasium floor now includes a painting scheme which features darker and richer versions of LCSC’s school colors navy blue and red. Also included in the design is a clear white stain that covers the area inside the 3-point line but outside of the key.
“At the time of refinishing, the opportunity is there to change the look, and we’ve made some changes that we think significantly improve the appearance of the facility,” Picone said.
This marks the first time the hardwood has been completely refinished since it was installed along with the completion of the Activity Center in 2004 (the facility officially opened in January of 2005).
“In order to properly maintain the gym floor over its 30-year life expectancy, a sanding and refinish is required every 5-10 years. We’ve been using the facility and the floor for the past eight years so it was time to do the necessary maintenance.”
The Warrior athletic department utilizes the Activity Center to host a number of events including home contests for volleyball, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball along with youth camps, banquets, graduations, and high school tournaments for basketball, volleyball, and wrestling.
The three-week project, which was done by Courtsports, was wrapped up on Sunday afternoon. The Warriors first official contest on the floor this year will be a Frontier Conference volleyball match against Great Falls on Sept. 7.
To view photos of the refinished floor click here.