Shakopee Ice Arena & Community Center

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Shakopee Ice Arena & Community Center

Shakopee, MN 2018

Project Description

The Shakopee Ice Arena and Community Center involved renovation of the city’s community center and construction of a new ice arena adjacent to the existing facility. The project is the result of a feasibility study, which determined the recreational needs and desires of the community. The study outlined market and demographic conditions, evaluated existing facilities and future programming needs, established facility programs, and included conceptual building and site designs with construction cost estimates.

The renovated community center includes new childcare and indoor play spaces, dedicated teen and senior centers, and expanded fitness areas. The space that previously housed the city’s single ice sheet was repurposed into an aquatic center with pools for lap swimming and play. A multipurpose community room, accessed separately from the community center itself, gives residents options for holding events outside of community center hours and operations.

The new ice arena includes two NHL-size ice rinks with spectator seating, upper and lower lobbies, and support spaces including team rooms, concessions and ticketing. The new and renovated facilities provide improved spaces for increased programming opportunities, including synthetic turf and air conditioning in one rink for use during the summer. As a result of the cohesive design and proximity of the community center to the ice arena, Shakopee now enjoys a recreational campus for the community.

Project Details

Architect: 292 Design Group
Construction Cost: $26.7M
Square Feet: 130,300 sf (62,000 Ice Arena & 68,300)
Occupancy: August 2017

Ice Rinks - Bleachers/Grandstands: American Aluminum

Ice Rinks - Bleachers/Grandstands: Becker Arena Products Inc.

Ice Rinks - Dashers: Becker Arena Products Inc.

Ice Rinks - Lighting: Lithonia Lighting

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Pool - Pumps: Pentair Commercial Aquatics

Pools - Dehumidifiers: Seresco Technologies Inc.

Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Gutters: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.

Pools - Water Play Features: Waterplay Solutions Corp.

Pools - Water Play Features: SplashTacular Entertainment

Architect Of Record

292 Design Group
Minneapolis, MN

Aquatic Engineer

Reengineered, Inc.
Big Lake, MN

Scott Ward, PE

Stevens Engineers, Inc.
Hudson, WI

Operations and Planning Consultant

Ballard King
Highlands Ranch, CO