Hockey arena architecture

It’s time to rethink the rink

Your goal is our passion

When it’s time to rethink your rink, JLG’s hockey-focused designers are ready to get in the game. Teaming up with the nation’s premier architecture studio specializing in ice sports, you’ll have access to the country’s only Certified Ice Technician Architect + Certified Ice Rink Manager, as well as our multi-purpose event center and operational team. Together, we direct 100% of our energy into driving an unrivaled recruitment and fan experience on and off the ice. JLG is committed to collaborative design that balances athletics, entertainment, budget, operation, and revenue – winning the hearts of communities, fans, students, and athletes.

Authentic hockey venues need authentic hockey people designing them. At JLG, we’ve had our skates laced up since 1989, igniting the ice with spectacular sightlines and wide-open concourses that help fans catch every dangle, snipe, and celly. JLG huddles with leagues, coaches, players, trainers, and fans to create the ultimate experience that reinforces your culture. Under the ice, we gameplan for operational sustainability, using creative innovations in recycled water systems and resurfacing to keep players safe, costs low, and fans warm.

To entice the best athletes, you need more than the best ice. JLG creates extraordinary experiences built for extraordinary teams. JLG immerses athletes and coaches in state-of-the-art locker rooms, training rooms, weight rooms, nap rooms, media rooms, nutritional stations, and branded lounges built for the best.

Areas of expertise

New arenas, existing arena renovations + additions, home team locker suites, athlete training and support spaces, premium spectator solutions, fan amenities for Division I, III, and club programs.

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Single and multi-ice sheet arenas and multi-use complexes for hockey, figure skating, community events, and curling.

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Performance enhancement spaces devoted to improving speed, strength, agility, skating technique, stick handling, on-ice awareness, and hockey intelligence.

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Tom Betti
Principal Architect

Building ice castles

Like great coaches, JLG’s expertise elevates your game to match the intensity of your hockey program. Grab the best seat in the barn and see how we design ice castles that cater to fans, players, coaches, and trainers. And don’t forget the ice crew – JLG works overtime to make sure we craft the kind of ice that keeps the schedule full all year long.

The latest in arena architecture

Did you know JLG is the Architect of Choice for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference? Oh yeah, we’ve also been the lead architect for the United States Hockey League, the North American Hockey League, and countless projects for collegiate Division I programs. Here, you’ll meet JLG’s ice experts and find the latest on our hockey studio’s design features, operating ideas, and technology applications built for the future of ice arenas.
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Design for Life

We bring the Stanley Cup of design excellence — but like all winning teams, we don’t take a time-out, we’re always training for the next level. As the top architecture firm for hockey arenas, we’re expected to keep raising the bar so that you can keep raising championship banners. Our excellence is the result of homegrown hockey love, hard work, and a winning gameplan we call Design for Life. Design for Life delivers a broad perspective, so we never miss an opportunity to elevate your arena.

Form, Function, and Footprint: Rethinking the Rink

JLG Architects’ hockey team discuss advances in ice arena design.

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