The project consists of a NHL sized ice surface with space for approximate
700 spectators on bleacher seats, a four-sheet curling facility with associated
lounge and change rooms, a fitness facility with an indoor running track, a
multi-purpose exercise classroom, meeting rooms, dressing rooms and associated
lobby spaces, snack bar, kitchens, reception, etc.
An ambulance station is also connected to the building for the York Region EMS.
The building is approximately 7,568 m2 or 81,464 square
feet in gross area distributed over two levels. The upper level
is comprised of the fitness facility, the indoor running track
and the curling lounges with the change rooms for each of these
functions. The running track encircles the upper level of the ice
hockey shed while the fitness area’s exercise machines overlook
the ice hockey surface. The curling lounge overlooks the four
curling ice sheets. A multi-purpose room, board room, lobby,
concession and the curling ice and hockey surfaces are positioned
on the ground level with the dressing rooms and utility spaces.
This building should achieve a LEED Certified status due to the
high level of building insulation and the energy and water
saving features incorporated. Solar panels are located in
the parking area, rain water is harvested from the roof
for irrigation and the Cimco ECO Chill refigerant equipment
is designed to make use of waste heat resulting from refrigeration.
Most of the floor spaces feature in-floor heating as a result.