NHL Regulation Ice Arena Steel Building

This incredible steel building facility features three indoor NHL-regulation ice rinks and one Olympic regulation rink. The rinks serve as the training facility for the professional NHL team, the Anaheim Ducks®, and offer public skating, skate lessons, curling, youth and adult hockey. Additionally, there is an in-house pro shop, indoor gym, restaurant, and bar and café within the facility.

It consists of two Nucor pre-engineered metal buildings, with a full mezzanine. One of the buildings, housing the Olympic-size rink and two NHL rinks, is a 221’ x 423’ x 35’ clear span structure. The other, an arena with an NHL rink and 2,500 seat capacity, is also a clear span building measuring 168’ x 282’ x 38’. Due to housing four ice rinks and keeping the building at a constant 55 degrees in Southern California, the facility was designed similar to a cold storage facility by utilizing Nucor ST40 and DM40 Insulated Metal Wall Panels to keep the interior temperature at that temperature. In addition, a steel buckling restrained brace system was utilized for this large of a facility. The braces are steel tubes that have a bar inside encased in concrete that create the brace.

This project was featured in a case study
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  • Location: Irvine, CA
  • Size: 212,000 sf
  • Wall System: ST40 & DM40 Insulated Metal Panels
  • Roof System: SR2 Insulated Metal Panels
  • End Use: NHL Regulation Ice Arena Steel Building
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