This 6,355-square-meter arena features a modern NHL-sized ice rink suited for use as a multipurpose facility for events such as trade shows and concerts. The main level includes six change rooms, one flex change room, public washrooms, warm-up rooms, storage spaces, a dedicated refrigeration room, and offices, including a sales ticket space. A modern elevator and front lobby staircase take visitors to the upper concourse level, which features 1,360 seats in a full bowl layout in addition to concession, running track, public washrooms, and an open flex space that can support an additional 40 people.
PCL and the design team worked with the client to provide an extended level of service during the preconstruction phase, to ensure that an efficient design was developed at an affordable cost. Over an eight-month period, PCL gained the respect and trust of the client, who sought and retained additional funding for the project and formally entered into a design-build agreement in July 2016.