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Multi Sports and Recreational  Facilities
       The Vancouver, British Columbia area has both public and private recreation and sports facilities that offer an assortment of athletic/recreational activities for family members to participate together even if theier particcpation is in separate activities. Many municipal, private, and club owned and operated facilities offer food service. Some offer sit down dinning and bar service on the premises.

       There are many examples of such facilities across Canada. One example is the Ottawa Recreation Facility.

       In the USA there are relativel few private club owned and operated ice rinks. Most of the development has been in public park and recreation, municipal, and college or university owned and opperated rink's to support  hockey teams, speed skating, and figure skating. 

       The most outstanding example is the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid, New York and the Olympic Center with four indoor ice sheets including the famous 1932 rink built for ice events at the 1932 Olympic Games.  The additional wing was added for the 1980 Games. The Olympic Center has hosted many events including hockey, ice shows, public skating, concerts and curling.

Government and Private Partnerships can build Ice Rinks
       Raising funds to construct one ice rink is a sizable undertaking when land must be acquired and consruction costs are sizeable.  Most single sheet ice surfaces do not include much in the way of seating unless there is an established spectator market for ice events such as:
  • High school or college teams, and/or professional hockey franchise with an established schedule of league games
  • Curling club with established schedule of local meets
  • Speed skating club with a regular schedule of local meets
  • Figure skating club with a regular schedule of tests, local competitions, shows/carnivals
       Curling, speed, and figure skating clubs are members of a national association and may apply to host regional, sectional, or national championships if they have access to the necessary arena seating and practice ice facilities.

       The following links are to projects that have been proposed. Some have not faired well in the poor economic environments while others continue to be discussed.
Examples of recent rink facility development:
Examples of Community Ice Rinks and Arenas

Jim Roche Community Arena - FMC Ice Sports | 1.888.74.SKATE
The Jim Roche Community Ice Arena is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts public ice skating ... their students and members to the educational and enjoyable aspects of ice skating.

Franklin Park Ice Arena - ISI District 8
The Franklin Park Ice Arena is a full service facility owned and ioerated by the Park District of Franklin Park Illinois.

Ice Rink Project - USA Hockey
150 members and growing. Membership has no limitations; we are open to anyone. ... The town is supporting our plans and may own the land for our rink.

Montgomery Parks: Ice Skating - Wheaton Ice Arena or in person at Wheaton Ice Arena

Auburn Horgan Arena | Auburn, MA | FMC Ice Sports
The Horgan Skating Arena is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts public ice skating facility, ... their students and members to the educational and enjoyable aspects of ice skating.

Ice rink on top of parking garage Philadelphia Skating & Humane Society Rink

Private Membership Owned Skating Clubs

Humane Society of Philadelphia Club History
The rink was financed by the sale of bonds to members and friends. ... were featured additions in neighboring ice shows as well as in our own.

Wilmington Ice Arena, Home of The Skating Club of Wilmington
Ice Skating at its Best! Rated 2nd friendliest rink in the U.S.A.

Ice Rinks Built on top of Parking Garages

How large is an ice rink? - DRAFT
A double ice rink facility typically requires six to nine acres of land. ... and the facility will share parking in the Garage for evenings and weekends.

Strengthened Parking Garage Supports High-Rise Ice Rinks. The Kettler Capitals Iceplex, in Arlington, Virginia, is now home to a pair of rooftop ice rinks.

Kettler Capitals Iceplex - Arlington, VA
Reasonable skate rentals, two full sized rinks, and tons of parking ... I was able to come up to the top floor and park right next to the rink.

Ice in the Sky
“Because the parking garage below the ice rink was built fifty years prior, ... Since the newest construction was on the top deck, there needed to be a ...

Chicago Millennium Park - Millenium Park Attraction ...
June 29, 2010... Park and transform unsightly railroad tracks and parking lots, ... Elevator access to parking below from the street and terrace ... The ice rink, 200 feet long and 80 feet wide, totals 15910 square-feet of skating surface.

DC Ice Breakers - Home
DC Ice Breakers is a GLBTQ social group. We ice skate at the Kettler ... on top of the Ballston Common Mall parking garage,

Portlands sports plan proposes building four rinks on top of ...
July 12, 2010 ... An all-glass, four-arena facility with the ice pads stacked on top of each other . It looks more like an office building than an ice rink.

Steel Joist Projects - Kettler Capitals Iceplex - Steel Joist ...
The ice rinks and roof were to be stacked on the existing composite steel parking garage which had the reserve capacity to support less than ... The concrete and rebar were then extended 6 feet above the top level to provide a pedestal

Westfield Energizes Solar Array on Ice Rink Rooftop | SPG ...
Dec. 11, 2008 ... Westfield Energizes Solar Array on Ice Rink Rooftop. Project is County's first major ... Also planned for Westfield UTC are solar PV arrays on top of new parking structures and potentially more on the retail rooftops.

The Depot Downtown Minneapolis - News
Top 10 Ice-Skating Rinks - MSNBC November 7, 2007 ... Minneapolis Hotels, Waterpark, Ice Rink, Banquets, Restaurant, Bar and Underground Parking ... - Fit for Champions, Built for Community
Feb. 16, 2010 ... Ice on Top. In a notable departure from conventional ice slab design, the ice surfaces of ... Accommodating parking within the first floor, rather than building a separate garage, also minimized cooling requirements.

College Owned and Operated Rinks

Ice Cubed - Keene State College
"It comes down to having our own facility," said Ratliff. "The cost and ice time make it prohibitive without having the facility. If we had our own rink.

Notre Dame Athletics Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony For New Ice ...
Sept. 11, 2010 ... More than 200 members of the Fighting Irish hockey family attended the event.

Facilities | SUNY Geneseo
The 2500 capacity Wilson Ice Arena is home to the Geneseo Ice Knights hockey team.

Ice Hockey - Men - Univerity of Michigan Department of Recreational Sports
10/10/2010, Central Michigan, Home - Yost Ice Arena ... 12/3/2010, Bowling Green

Ice Arena | Facilities | Recreation Center | Colorado University - Boulder
Ice Arena Hours. Call for Hours @ 303-492-7255. Rink Schedule ... Recreational skating hours are open times for students, members of the Recreation Center

Recreation Centers with Ice Rinks

Harry S. Sprinker Recreation Center, located between Parkland and Spanaway, WA., has been owned and operated under Pierce County Parks & Recreation since the land was granted to the County in 1959.  The multi-purpose recreation building & ice arena were built in 1976.  The Center features a full-sized Ice Arena, Indoor and Outdoor Tennis Courts, Indoor Racquet-Ball courts, Outdoor Skateboard Park, Meeting & Conference Rooms, New Ball-fields, Rock-climbing, Year-round Adult and Youth recreational programs, plus professional ice-skating and tennis coaching.

South Suburban Parks and Recreation
2010 Gold Medal for Excellence in Park and. Recreation Management. ... rockdance employmentfamily sports centerfamily sports ice arena family sports.

Ice Arena Recreation Center University of Colorado at Boulder
Hockey sticks or pucks are not allowed on the ice during recreational skating hours.

Mount Vernon Recreation Center has a 25-meter heated indoor pool with poolside spa, a beach area with play features, locker rooms with showers and sauna, Fitness Center with Cybex VR2 equipment, pro shop items for sale, dance room, multi-purpose rooms and a year-round 200 foot by 85 foot indoor Ice Arena.

Mount Vernon Recreation Center, Fairfax County Park Authority
Ice arena hours vary daily. Ice skating fees are separate from general admission fees

rocky river parks and recreation
Recreation Center, 21018 Hilliard, 440-356-5656. Recreation Administrative Office, 21018 Hilliard, 440-356-5657. Hamilton Ice Arena

Cottonwood Heights Parks and Recreation
Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center. ... ice arena; gymnasium; waterslides; tennis courts; field sports; skate park; diving platforms

North Olmsted, OH - Recreation Center Ice Rink
North Olmsted, OH recreation center ice rink hockey skate. ... of classes for each session can be found on flyers at the recreation center

Southern California Privately Owned and Operated Ice rinks

Aliso Viejo Ice Palace — Aliso Viejo
Anaheim Ice — Anaheim - dual ice surfaces
Bakersfield Ice Sports Center — Bakersfield
Center Ice Arena — Ontario
Channel Islands Ice Center — Oxnard - dual ice surfaces
Culver Ice Arena — Culver City
East West Ice Palace   — Artesia
Glacial Garden — Lakewood
Ice Castle International Training Center — Lake Arrowhead
Ice Town — Riverside - dual ice surfaces & La Jolla - single ice surface
Iceland Ice Skating Center — Van Nuys
Iceoplex — Escondido - dual ice surfaces  
Iceoplex — Simi Valley
Ice Station — Valencia - dual ice surfaces
KHS Ice Arena — Anaheim
Ontario Ice Skating Center — Ontario
Orange County Ice Palace — Yorba Linda
Paramount Iceland — Paramount
Pasadena Ice Skating Center — Pasadena
Pickwick Ice Arena — Burbank
Rancho Palos Verdes Ice Chalet — Rancho Palos Verdes
San Diego Ice Arena — San Diego
Skating Edge Ice Arena — Harbor City
Toyota Sports Center — El Segundo - dual ice surfaces
Valley Ice Center — Panorama City
Westminster Ice — Westminster - dual ice surfaces


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:

The Ultimate Ice Skating Facility
Planning a New Ice Skating Rink
Summary - Developing New Ice Skating Rinks
Executive Summary
Formulating a Rink Proposal
Feasibility Study
Business Financial Structures
Rink Feasibility Study
Facility Design Issues
Facilities Concerned with Design
Design Principles
Ice Skating Rink Business
PDF  When Bigger is Better
PDF  How An Ice Arena Works

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