Ice Skating Training Facilities
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Developing a Business Plan
The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports. Established in 1950, NIRSA has nearly 4,000 highly trained professional, student, and associate members throughout the U.S., Canada, and other countries. NIRSA’s mission is to provide for the education and development of its members and to foster quality recreational programs, facilities, and services for diverse populations. The association's commitment to excellence is shown in its use of resources that promote ethical and healthy lifestyle choices.
It is the
responsibility of the Local Organizing
Committee to work with
architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors,
and various sports organizations to:
The devil is in
the details of selecting the surfaces and finishes used in a project of
this nature. In addition there are issues concerning selecting
critical adjacencies of the physical amenities.
must be considered include:
planning and design
stage there is a need to research
market potential, feasibility
impact studies, financial
cost estimates, break-even analysis, survey
funding support, writing
an executive summary of the project, and assessing
project management expertise.
There are two
basic types of business plans -
There are four basic planning stages for any business:
A well designed and researched feasibility study should be able to project participation rates, pricing, revenue and expenses, and a variety of other indicators to success. Using specific financial projections, space requirements, construction and start-up cost estimates, the proposed organiz- ational chart, the financing model, and competition analysis will produce a comprehensive and conservative sports facility feasibility study or recreation center market study and feasibility study. Such a document will address the factors that drive success for these types of operations and identify the leading causes of failure so these problems can be avoided or mitigated.
Manage/operate an existing facility with proven business tools
The successful management of a recreation and sports facility begins with establishing clear program and financial goals. It is vital to assemble a management team that has experience in recreation and sport facility management services, include budgeting, creating operations manuals, financial performance oversight, program marketing, senior management recruitment and training, planning and carrying out revenue enhancement programs, and a clearly defined long term program of sports asset management.
The following steps are conducted and combined with the stages of new construction to authenticate and provide historical documentation to all parts of business plan:
ial records, program review, management interviews, analysis of brand and marketing systems, and
whatever of other steps are necessary to achieve a full understanding of the strengths and weak-
nesses of the current management's operational practices.
The information about the business being examined should be compared to the successes and
challenges of other facilities in the community, county, state, and region. The resulting materials
should include a comprehensive report with recommendations for immediate actions and opportuni-
ties for updating current programs and adding new services which can be used to improve non-peak
revenue and current operations.
Section 7100: Foundations
Section 7119: Framing Systems
Section 7120: Exterior Walls
Section 7130: Roof Systems
Section 7140: Openings
Section 7150: Interior Partitions
Section 7160: Interior Floor Finishes
Section 7170: Wall and Ceiling Finishes
Section 7180: Specialties
Section 7190: Equipment and Furnishings
Section 7200: Plumbing
Section 7300: HVAC
Section 7400: Electrical
Section 7500: Technology
Energy Storage During off-peak night hours, the chiller charges the ICEBANK®
storage tanks for use during the next day’s peak cooling hours.
Construction Canada - The Official Publication of Construction
Sept. 2, 2009 The first ice rink in the country to earn Gold under the Canada Green Building
Council's (CaGBC's) Leadership in EnergyReferences:
Roof replacement at Ice Arena at Bowling Green State University. Currently operated by The Department of Recreation and Wellness, the Ice Arena was originally designed in 1965 and contains the main ice sheet, sized at 200’ X 85’. It also houses a studio ice sheet that is 80’ X 40’ and a curling ice sheet at 150’ X 57’, as well as a lounge and other supporting facilities.
The Comcast Arena at Everett, Washington The Ice Box provides a unique view to both the main arena and the Community Ice Rink. Restrooms are located throughout the entire building. All restrooms meet or surpass ADA specifications.
Building Codes Today, building codes are available that specifically relate to matters involving construction or renovation of a structure, fire related issues with any structure, plumbing matters, mechanical systems, and the proper maintenance of property and premises. In the past, these codes are available from a number of sources. The Building Officials and Codes Administrators (BOCA), is the oldest. BOCA and two other code agencies, ICBO and SBCII, have merged to produce one set of uniform code standards that are accepted across the country, known as the International Codes.
Building Science Digest 119 Summer Condensation in Ice Arenas ...
Ice rinks and arenas are a common building type in many communities. Specs for interior temperature and humidity.
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.