Owner: Municipality of Leamington
Location: Leamington, Ontario
Size: 112,000 sf
J. P. Thomson Associates Ltd. was commissioned to add an arena complex to an existing athletic facility. In order to merge both existing and new elements, a new entrance / atrium concourse was conceived as an essential transitional space between the two. The existing facility was further upgraded and altered resulting in a cohesive and integrated recreational complex with basketball courts, mezzanine running track, racket courts, swimming pool, and exercise room.
The new facilities included an International-size game rink with bowl seating for 1,500 people and a walking track at concourse level, full handicap accessibility, and air conditioning for summer events. A NHL-size practice rink with seating for 300 people, dressing rooms at ice level was designed to serve both rinks including the local junior “B” team facilities. Other amenities include an auditorium / meeting room above the dressing rooms with window views to both ice surfaces. The atrium / concourse includes generous crush space with direct access to all facilities including the administration offices, food concessions and seating arrangement.