The Historic Sky Jump Preservation Club in Leavenworth, Washington retained HTG Architects to design an outdoor covered pavilion that would host warm weather month activities, as well as provide an ice skating facility in the winter. The site selected was an existing parking lot located behind the City Festhalle. A facility used as the city play house. An unique item surrounding the project was that the site was not large enough for a full size NHL (85 x 200) ice sheet. A studio sheet (66 x 148) was designed for the site served by an enclosed concession/skate rental area, public restrooms, four locker rooms and 300 permanent seats. A portion of the arena actually has a lower level beneath it for storage and a mezzanine level behind the seating for additional viewing as well as housing the pavilions offices.
The uniqueness of the design is enhanced by the downtown of Leavenworth itself. Known as “That Bavarian Town” in Washington, all designs come under the scrutiny of the City Historical Design Review Board to insure the uniquely Bavarian Design Theme found in the downtown is strictly adhered to. The Pavilion is designed to host all types of ice skating events in the winter months and then easily converts to all manners of warm weather events to include trade shows, flea market, wine tasting, weddings/receptions, live theater and live music. In late fall, it will host the biggest and best Oktoberfest on the West Coast.