Stouffville Clippers Sports Complex
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Whitchurch-Stoufville, Ontario, Canada
Square Footage: 75,000
2011, Athletic Business – Facility of Merit Award
This 75,000 SF twin-pad ice arena will share a site with a Fire/EMS station, located near the centre of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. The arena houses two NHL-size ice pads, with change rooms and upper-level viewing for approximately 350 spectators per rink.
The "arena" concept is that of a simple box with a masonry base and an upper belt of corrugated metal siding, punctured by a dynamic pattern of slot windows that will permit natural daylight to flow into the rinks.
The belt of siding is continuous at mechanical penthouse areas, where it becomes perforated; it is broken only at the entrance into the lobby, from which simultaneous views to both ice surfaces can be appreciated.
As with most of our buildings, a sustainable strategy was incorporated into the design of this arena. For example, much of the waste energy from the ice surface refrigeration process will be recovered to heat other parts of the building.