Stevens has recently completed the design for an extensive renovation/ new ice rink project as the prime consultant. The St. Louis Park City Council was looking for something that could not only suit their winter needs, but also be a structure that can host events in the warmer weather as well. The renovation and new ice rink will allow for hockey, ice skating and other winter activities now while this spring and summer it will be converted to a turfed field for baseball, softball, and soccer along with fitness classes, farmers’ markets, and theater performances.
The project includes the replacement of two indoor R-22 based ice systems and the design of a new outdoor ice rink at the St. Louis Rec Park Center. The two- existing individual ice refrigeration system are used to maximize sustainability, operating and maintenance efficiency. Another key component of the design for the new facility was maximizing the use of the waste heat from the refrigeration system.