White Bear Lake Sports Center

White Bear Lake, Minnesota

When White Bear Lake Sports Center recruited JLG to design a new high-performance ice sheet, their 38,000 SF facility had a multitude of relocation and building system issues, including failing mechanical and refrigeration equipment, a leaking roof, and a cracked floor. Their renovation included ADA updates, floor replacement, the addition of a Low-E ceiling and LED lighting throughout, and the replacement of the dehumidification and refrigeration systems. The team also added insulation, replaced the roof with a metal panel system, and upgraded the building’s exterior with architectural and translucent panels to harvest natural light and illuminate the mascot. Today, the rink has improved acoustics, efficient ice temperature control, and cost-efficient mechanical systems prepared for future expansion. JLG was recruited again in 2020 to provide early planning for the rink’s upcoming expansion. This planning included overcoming the challenges of a tight site, access to both rinks, parking, nearby wetlands, and creating a new common lobby that links all parts of the complex together.