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Ice Rink
Ice Rink
Exterior Rink


Exterior Rink
Exterior Pillar

DESIGN CONSTRAINTS
° Limited buildable area
° Time-critical project
° Long-span structure
° Budgetary constraints

DESIGN ATTRIBUTES
° Compact plan
° 2 indoor rinks
° 1 outdoor rink
° Large capacity party room
° Private viewing areas
° Handicap accessibility to stands
° Pro-Shop
° Game room


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Pillar

The Orland Park Ice Arena is Styczynski Walker & Associates' pioneering effort in ice skating sports facilities. Many of the challenges associated with the development of this project revolved around its fast-track design and construction schedule.

Although the buildable area of the site was limited by large setbacks, we were able to incorporate an official NHL rink and an Olympic-size rink side by side. We were able to achieve this configuration by recessing the locker rooms under the spectator stands, thereby utilizing space that would have been wasted otherwise.

The advantages of a completely column free space were achieved by using long span bar joists that were supported on the center and exterior walls. Time and expense were saved by using insulated pre-cast concrete wall panels that formed both an interior and exterior durable wall finish without the need for furring or drywall. A red, white and blue color theme is used throughout, including the exterior façade, with the use of painted stripes recessed in the concrete panels.

We provided a handicap lift to allow free access to the grandstands. And, spacious skyboxes provide a private viewing area for VIPs. The colorful entry sets the time for a fun-filled day on the ice.

 
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