Ice rink experts from Northern America will exchange ideas how to develop the planning and design of ice arenas beyond the traditional model. The international panel will provide examples of successful single-pad and multi-pad ice facilities for sports and leisure use, as well as community-scaled spectator arenas that bring an aspect of entertainment into the market.
MJMA Architects Founding partner Viktors Jaunkalns from Canada will describe the evolution of community ice rink design as a tool for physical and social interaction. Opsis architecture Partner Jim Kalvelage from the US will look at the all-season recreation and sports pavilion as an economic, functional and appealing approach for ice rinks. The session will be moderated by Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer, Director at the Austrian Institute for School and Sports Facilities (ÖISS).