North Bay Community Recreation Centre
North Bay, Ontario
Client : City of North Bay
Area : 85,000
Program : Single-Pad Arena: 1,000-Person Spectator Seating, Multi-Use Changerooms, Future Phase Plan for Additional Ice Pad. Branch Library, Field House, Community Hall, Café, Office Spaces, Administrative and Support Spaces
Associated Architects : Mitchell Jensen Architects
The new North Bay Community Recreation Centre will replace the aging West Ferris Community Centre. The building, which will become part of the Steve Omischl Sports Complex, will house two NHL-sized rinks for both tournament and practice use, spectator viewing area for 600 people, concession, and multi-purpose community rooms. The design also features a second-storey indoor track that looks onto the tournament arena from one side, and out towards the surrounding forest to the other. The Y-shaped Community Recreation Centre creates a social heart in the centre where the three prongs intersect, allowing visitors to view both rinks at once.