Located near the city center of Saint-Apollinaire in Quebec, Canada, a new covered ice rink provides a weather-protected sports surface in all seasons. Thanks to its special cooling system and roofing, the ice rink, which meets National Hockey League (NHL) dimensions, will operate from November to March. From April to September, this covered outdoor rink, which also has space for bleachers, locker rooms and maintenance rooms for the cooling system, will be used as a basketball or pickleball court.
The large roof, of wood-steel hybrid construction, rests on angled glulam columns that serve as bidirectional wind bracing system which extend to both sides of the playing surface. The HASSLACHER Group supplied the entire timber structure for this special strcture with a span of 30 m - consisting of HASSLACHER glulam beams, HASSLACHER circular columns as well as HASSLACHER glulam system ceilings components. These are supported by wood-steel mixed trusses resting on V-shaped circular glulam columns. Overhangs in both directions keep water away from the structure, minimizing the maintenance requirements of the timber structure and ensuring the longevity of the components. The elements were delivered to Quebec from Europe via break-bulk and container loading.
|Structure Fusion Inc.
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|L2C Experts-Conseils En Structure und Altanergy Groupe
|Ronam Constructions inc.
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|Used wooden products:
|HASSLACHER Glued laminated timber, HASSLACHER Glulam ceiling systems, HASSLACHER special products - Circular columns