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Arena and Rink Management

Here is a collection of resources on management of arenas and rinks - encompassing everything from design and maintenance to allocation of ice time.

Arena Advertising Rates - City of Winnipeg

Arena Advertising Rates for various forms of advertising such as wall boards, rink boards, rink decal, foyer, and ice surfacer wrap.

Arena Air Quality - Fact Sheets and Guidelines for Arena Operations

Indoor air quality in ice arenas can be a health concern. The operation of machinery and equipment produces exhaust gases and combustion...

Arena Board/Zamboni/In-ice Advertising Rates and Fees: City of Burlington

A variety of packages and payment options to suit every type of business or group and budget are offered. Arena facilities are separated...

Backyard Ice Rink Construction

Check out the various links to help with building various types of outdoor rinks, such as planning, rink dimensions, building a rink with...

Brantford Neighbourhood Associations' Outdoor Ice Rink Operations Manual (1997)

The 1997 document outlines the process for forming a neighbourhood association (outdoor skating committee), rink request process,...

Characteristics of the Energy Use of Arenas in Quebec / Energy efficiency technology applicable to Quebec's arenas

The 2013 study, Comparative Study of Refrigeration Systems for Arenas, encompasses the following: 1. Twelve typical refrigeration...

City of Waterloo Outdoor Rinks Volunteer Handbook

Community Culture & Recreation Services encourages the establishment of outdoor rinks through cooperative measures with local...

Cross Country Check-In: Arena Rental Rates Across Canada (2004/5)

This is a chart of sample arena rental rates from across Canada, including data on rates for prime time and non-prime hours. Also included...

Design, Construction, Financing, Ownership and Operation of Indoor Ice Surfaces: Public-Private Partnership RFP (Sample)

This extensive request for proposals outlines the requirements for bidding on a project intended to be managed as a public-private...

Edmonton 10-Year Arena Capital Development Strategy 2009 - 2019

This report provides more specific analysis (as compared to Recreation Facility Master Plan and the Urban Parks Master Plan) on the...

Energy Efficiency for Recreational Ice Facilities

Using the Westhills Arena as an example, this slide show describes leading edge technologies including 100% waste heat recovery, enhanced...

Energy Efficiency Guide for Municipal Recreation Facilities

Manitoba Hydro sponsored the publication of these guidelines which are designed to help operators of Manitoba’s rinks and arenas save money...

Energy Encyclopedia for Arenas and Swimming Pools (1987)

This document gives information on over 70 energy conservation measures for recreation facilities, ice skating rinks and indoor swimming...

Geothermal Ice Arenas

This slide show shows the advantages of integrating the ice making system with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in a...

Geothermal Ice Plant Efficiently Replaces Aging Ammonia System Energy: Case Study

Discusses the conversion of the Oliver Curling Club, Oliver, B.C. to geothermal heat and the benefits of this system.

Guidelines For Creating and Maintaining Outdoor Ice

Looks at legal issues, various outdoor ice surfaces such as lakes and rivers as well as artificial, maintenance, ice painting, and more.

Guidelines for Facility Planning: Design & Construction Methods, The Arena (2002)

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to recreation staff in assisting them with the various steps and planning required to...

Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality in Arenas / Indoor Air in Ice Facilities

For the past 30 years, the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc. (ORFA), has produced and circulated information on Indoor Air...

Halifax Regional Municipality Community Access Plan for Municipally Owned Arenas

HRM’s Community Access Plan is a policy document approved by Regional Council in August 2012. It was created in order to ensure fair and...

How to Build and Maintain an Outdoor Rink

Provides instructions for selecting a site, preparing and maintaining the rink.

Ice Allocation (related to municipal amalgamation)

Provides a general overview of the fears of ice users when municipal amalgamation occurs, suggestions on ways to proceed when faced with...

Ice Allocation Policy - Grimsby ON

The Town of Grimsby's ice allocation policy deals with the length of the season, hours of operation, ice allocation guidelines, priority...

Ice Allocation Policy - Vancouver (2003)

This policy is intended to operate the ice services and facilities in an equitable, cost-effective and fiscally sustainable manner; - to...

Ice Allocation Policy: City of Oshawa

The City of Oshawa’s goal is to promote and encourage participation in ice sports to the overall benefit of the community. This 2012 Ice...

Ice Allocation Policy: County of Brant

The goal of this policy is to promote and encourage participation in ice sports to the overall benefit of the communities. This Ice...

Ice Allocation Policy: Town of Banff

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines to ensure fair and equitable distribution of allocated ice time at the Banff...

Ice Allocation: Now Let's Be Fair

Describes the approach taken by Chathem-Kent in creating an Ice Allocation Policy for the arenas in the newly amalgamated municipality....

Ice Rink Charts: Dimensions, Lines, Face-off, Goal Crease

Charts for ice dimensions, face-off restraining lines, face-off spots and goal crease. Note that the charts were created in 2007 from...

Improving efficiency in ice hockey arenas

This article, from the ASHRAE Journal, describes energy efficiency for arenas in Quebec. The analysis of energy efficiency for arenas...

Improving the Professional Relationships Between Ice Arena Managers and Maintenance Staff: Thesis

This Master of Arts thesis looks at how professional relationships between arena managers and their respective maintenance staff thoughout...

ISO 50001: Energy management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

This International Standard specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system,...

Municipal Policy Handbook: Ice Allocation - Strathcona County

The extensive 2005 policy defines priorities, types of ice time available, eligibility, and levels of service. Also includes analyses of...

National Arena Census (2005)

The purpose of the 2005 National Arena Census was to update an existing database, identify a more accurate number of arenas and to bring to...

New, energy-efficient arena built at Val-des-Monts in Canada (2001)

Describes an arena that combines ground source energy and heat pump technology to reduce energy consumption and minimize emissions.

Nova Scotia Recreation Facilities Audit Summary Report

This report looks at arenas, curling rinks, indoor and outdoor pools and outdoor playing fields. The status and maintenance needs are...

Olds AB: Natural Ice Rinks / Adopt-a-Rink policy

Natural Ice Rinks provides instructions on how to make outside skating rinks efficiently. The Adopt-a-rink program policy (2001)...

On Thin Ice: the Changing Face of Arena Use

Co-presenters: Eric Beresford, Town of Oakville; Howie Dayton, City of Mississauga; Jim McCormack, Municipality of Port Hope...

ORFA Safety Guidelines for Indoor Arenas / Example: Dasherboard Shielding Replacement

See various guidelines in the ORFA Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation program, such as for goal nets and Goal...

Outdoor Rink Information: City of Ottawa

Looks at Rules of Conduct, Permits and Guidelines, Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Public Recreational Spaces Allocation - Burlington

The City of Burlington (City) is committed to a fair and balanced allocation of public recreational spaces (facilities). The Public...

Public Skating Guidelines: City of Edmonton

The City of Edmonton is committed to creating safe, healthy, vibrant spaces. In promoting shared positive experiences we ask all...

Public Skating Guidelines: Kitchener

Guidelines for providing a safe and enjoyable skating environment - includes food and beverage consumption, skating speed, and skating aids...

Public Skating Policy: Township of Cavan Monaghan

Provides Policy Statement, defining Public Skating as a regularly scheduled skating program, which is offered to the public with or without...

Public Skating Rules of Conduct: Ottawa

Looks at general rules as well as activities that are or are not permitted, such as use of wheelchairs, skating aids, etc., rules for pick...

Public Skating: Guidelines and Best Practices

The intent of these suggested practices is to serve as a supportive risk management tool for facility owners to evaluate current operations...

Skating rink enclosures

This report provides a comparative evaluation of the various types of pre-engineered structures suitable for the enclosure of skating rinks...

Sledge Hockey Accessibility: Design Guidelines for Arenas

SLEDGE HOCKEY is the Paralympic version of hockey and, since its debut on the Paralympic program at the 1994 Lillehammer Paralympic Winter...

Southwestern Manitoba town simplifies ice-making while reducing costs: Case Study (2000)

This 2000 case study describes how a unique ice pad design and a geothermal system allows the Miami arena to take advantage of thermal...

The Operating Engineers Regulation: How it Applies to Arenas in Ontario

This publication looks at Ice Facility Operations in Ontario and the requirements under the Operating Engineers Regulation 219/01. The...

Town of Caledon Allocation Facility Use Policy - includes ice facility allocation

This policy is intended to allocate time at all Caledon facilities in an equitable fashion and to maximize usage.

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