Case Studies

BC Wood Arenas: Design and construction of wood recreational facilities

Local materials and local jobs are just a couple of reasons communities are turning to wood as a solution for arenas. This report includes costing and other valuable information for a typical rink and community space that will allow communities to get started on planning wood arenas.

This report contains information and guidelines for stakeholders who plans 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: locally built, durable, sustainable, and good for the local economy.