The existing Olympic Arena in Warroad, MN, has a long history of providing area skaters with needed ice surface. However, the lobby and support spaces did not meet the needs of intensive use including youth tournaments and the desire for patrons to have a warm and open viewing area for games.
This renovation project removed the small lobby and created a large addition which provides much needed locker rooms, toilet rooms, elevated lobby with large open viewing into the arena, and an enclosed link to the existing Gardens competition arena next door.
Materials that match both buildings were used to transition from the Gardens to the Olympic, and feature windows from local manufacturer, Marvin Windows. Taking cues from the Gardens the addition and link make both rinks feel like one facility. Total addition is just over 7,000 square feet.