Skating Club

Of Boston

180,000 sq.ft

Coming Summer 2020

Norwood, MA

Located off of University Ave in Norwood, MA this

180,000sf ground up three skating rink facility will be

built for The Skating Club of Boston, a 100+ year old

figure skating group. The three rinks consist of a 2,500

seat olympic sized main sheet that will also be used to

host various events ranging from Olympic qualifying,

ISU, and theatrical ice shows. The 2 remaining rinks will

be standard size. The first of which will seat 1500 and

figure skating only, the other will be multipurpose and

allow hockey where they are working with the local

town team. In addition to the primary program of the

rinks, the facility will also include a physical therapy

suite managed by a third party with exam rooms,

radiology, dance, and off-ice training space.

Working with Montreal based metal building

manufacturer, Lainco, we utilized their proprietary

architectural truss system to span the main rink while

creating an eye catching aesthetic the client was

looking for. The exterior of the facility will primarily be

a thermally efficient 2 tone insulated metal panel with a

continuous sloping roof. The street facing facade plane

is then broken by creating 2 decorative wood toned

towers, roof deck, and a healthy amount of glazing to

help bring in the natural northern light to the main rink.

In doing so this creates a striking image as visitors from

all over the world enter this facility.