Brant Twin Pad Arena
County of Brant
Paris, Ontario, Canada
Square Footage: 80,000
2012 Athletic Business Award, Facility of Merit
This new twin-pad arena takes a sloping farm field on the outskirts of Paris, Ontario and transforms it into a dramatic new focus for hockey and skating in the Brant County region.
At 80,000 square feet, this facility is designed to provide the Brant Community with two NHL-size ice surfaces, 700 spectator seats, concessions, a pro shop and a suite of public meeting rooms for up to 500 people.
The building's main public space takes advantage of the slanted terrain in the form of a 2-story glazed gallery that allows players and spectators to enter at different levels at either end.
A viewing gallery provides panoramic views into both rinks and gives access to public amenities such as meeting rooms, washrooms and a food and beverage concession. The glazed public space runs the entire length of the arena's north façade and creates an architectural billboard that broadcasts the activity to the surrounding community.