Projects: Sports & Recreation
Scott Seaman Multipurpose Arena
Municipal District of Foothills, DeWinton, Alberta
Members of local towns and hockey leagues are excited to have this brand new sports venue, built next to Heritage Heights School, which will fulfill a need in the community for better ice program flexibility.
The Arena is named after Scott Daniel Seaman (1978-1997) who was an energetic, fun-loving young man from Millarville, Alberta who loved all sports and the outdoors. His parents proudly contributed to this facility with the hope that young and old would enjoy it for years to come. This new centerpiece of the community is open year-round and was completed at $8.3 million through a design-build arrangement.
SAHURI designed the facility considering the important cultural significance of having a social heart for the community, where people meet and make memories. Through careful study and design, we proposed a layout solution that established the arena as the core of the building to enhance its large volume as the primary functional space. Surrounding this is a series of "layers" that define not only the supporting functions, but also frame the spatial experience for users of the facility.
The 38,363 sf. structure is designed to be expressive and personal, and avoids large, blank facades through deliberate massing and appropriate materials. The result is a building that is welcoming inside and attractive outside. Along with an NHL sized ice rink, the design accommodates seating for 250 spectators, which can be expanded to 600 if necessary. It also includes a four-lane walking track, concession, meeting rooms, and a 3,500 sf. flexible multi-purpose/banquet room that is serviced by a full commercial kitchen we designed.
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