Choosing wood for a community construction project creates benefits throughout the local economy. Local materials and local jobs are just a couple of reasons communities are turning to wood as a solution for arenas. This report contains information and guidelines for stakeholders who plan to build a hockey arena. It is addressed to a wider audience with limited background in construction, architecture, and engineering. The report identifies where a wood solution makes sense and highlights some benefits of choosing wood for a community rink which includes locally built, durable, sustainable, and good for the local economy.