We constructed a twin-pad ice arena that shares a site with a 75,000 sq ft Fire/EMS station located near the centre of the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. The arena building houses two NHL-sized ice pads with change rooms and upper-level viewing for approximately 350 spectators per rink.
What We Did
Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire Station & Arena
100/120 Weldon Road
- This 75,000 square feet 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 building will house two NHL size ice pads, with change rooms and upper level viewing for approximately 350 spectators per rink.
- The building design is based on sustainable strategies; as an example, much of the waste energy from the ice surface refrigeration process will be recovered to heat other parts of the building. 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 diffuse natural daylight 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.
- Project Completion: Feburary 2010
- Architect Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners