Premium Partners

Kin Centre Redevelopment

Prince George, BC
Construction Cost: $16.5 million (CAN)
Area / Square Feet: 73,400
Occupancy Date: October 2013

As part of preparations to host the 2015 Canada Winter Games, the old arena at the Kin Centre Complex was demolished and replaced with a new 700-seat arena. To meet the requirements to host the Winter Games, the new Kin 1 arena features an Olympic-size ice sheet to accommodate short-track speed skating but can also be converted to an NHL-regulation rink.

The building was designed to be as multipurpose as possible to enhance revenue potential. After the Winter Games, a wide variety of events can be hosted, such as small concerts, tradeshows, lacrosse, inline hockey, ice shows, and various of community shows. With minimal setup, the ice rink can also be reconfigured for sledge hockey. The facility has office space for minor hockey, a pro shop and a dividable meeting room.

Every area of the facility is accessible, with wider doors and space for wheelchair maneuvering. In addition, door and frame colors were selected to be different from wall colors to assist the visually impaired. Dressing rooms in each rink have permanent accessories for people with disabilities, and all dressing room washrooms and showers are sized for wheelchairs.