Spaces that enhance spectator and athlete experiences
For many communities, the ice arena is the focal point of public life. It is the venue where interactions are encouraged, relationships developed and community spirit is built. At Perkins+Will we believe that the buildings that support ice sports should celebrate the passion and commitment of their communities with design that creates a sense of spectacle. Our approach to ice arena design has been influenced by the desire to create and maintain quality ice surfaces, to enhance both spectator and player experiences, to implement sustainable practices and introduce natural day lighting, and to recognize growing trends toward more flexible spaces.