The La Glace & District Agricultural Society recognized their existing 45-year old arena had reached the end of its lifespan, and engaged in a process to hire consultants and a contractor for a new facility. Beairsto & Associates Eng. Ltd. (BASE) interviewed and were successful for the role of engineering design consultants. Turcon Construction Ltd. was selected at the same time to be the contractor for the project.
The Ag Society had a list of items and functions to be included, as their desire was to see this new facility become the heart and hub of their vibrant rural community and region they serve. In addition to an ice arena, they wanted a place for small banquets, cultural and art displays, an indoor walking / running track, and rooms for meetings, training, fitness, and community clubs to host activities and events.
Working together with the Ag Society board members and the Contractor, BASE designed an economical and energy efficient building that will meet the needs of the community for decades to come. BASE teamed up with Heather L. Johnston of PLACE Architect for the architectural support on this project.
Some of the project highlights include:
- Approximately 38,386 ft2 (3,566 m2) new construction
- 200′ x 85′ Ice Surface complete with Dressing Rooms and Referee Room
- 3-lane walking / running track
- Mezzanine level bleacher seating
- Full commercial kitchen for concession service and banquets
- Large Lobby also serves as a Community Hall
- Three Multi-Purpose rooms for fitness, training, meetings, etc.
- Pre-engineered steel building structure provides economical and fast construction, allows building to be to lock-up stage quickly and facilitates construction phasing of the project
- Mechanical system includes heat recovery to increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs
- Energy efficient LED lighting
- Project to be completed in three phases to accommodate the Ag Society’s fundraising efforts