In January of 2009, BR2 was asked to work with representatives of Strathcona County to assist in the design of a proposed Arena/Wellness Facility to be attached to an existing arena, hall and curling facility in Ardrossan, Alberta.
Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the Ardrossan Recreation Centre identified the need to eventually replace the existing 42 year old arena and its associated support facilities. The proposed addition to the existing facilities are designed to include an NHL size ice rink, 6 players change rooms, referee change rooms, offices and support areas. Also included as part of the addition to the complex, is the introduction of an expansive fitness component.
The proposed fitness facility would be designed to accommodate a full range of structured and spontaneous drop-in activities, stationary equipment and weights. A 180m 3 lane, suspended running track is also incorporated into the facility.
Additional areas that accommodate a kid’s play area, meeting rooms, multipurpose program areas and leasable areas are also part of this new facility. To ensure expanded and year round utilization of the building, provision has been made for flexibility of use to include summer programs and outdoor activities.