Custom Ice Arena Features


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Welcome home. Stopping just short of a doormat that says just that, you want every player/coach/parent/official/skater/curler—whomever—steps foot inside your arena doors to feel welcomed, comfortable, and served. You do this by meeting and hopefully exceeding their needs, which are unique to each community. We help you define this during the planning phase of the rink design process, which we call InVision. And this is why nearly every ice rink is custom, because they are designed to serve your skaters and the community that surrounds them.

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Ice Arena Design

Ice rink arenas can range from top-of-the-line multipurpose facilities that include some of the most unique amenities, all the way to your basic hockey barn with a little more than bleachers, a sheet of ice and concession stand. Each extreme, and every design in between, creates a custom experience for each of your arena visitors by incorporating the ice rink features that matter most. Our process starts with creating the laundry list of wants and needs for your rink. From here we ask lots of questions to create clarity around your vision. Then we share ideas from our experience and best practices we’ve seen in the industry. Together we InVision your new facility and the ice rink features it might entail.


Because you’re here to design a custom ice arena, you can rest assured the basics are accounted for - ice, seating, bathrooms, circulation, codes, etc. The very best arenas provide an excellent experience for all visitors. Going beyond those in skates, your custom ice rink arena should aim to impress and satisfy parents, fans, siblings, non-skating athletes, and other community members. These ‘recre-tainment’ features give you the best opportunity to operate a successful rink. Here’s a list of just some of the successful ideas we’ve seen:

  • Party / Meeting Rooms
  • Pro Shops
  • Arcades
  • High-End Locker Rooms
  • Weight Room / Dry land Training
  • Dining Options, i.e. coffee, yogurt, pizza, etc.
  • Climbing Walls / Indoor Playgrounds
  • Turf Fields
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