Moisture design tips for ice rinks|Specialty Buildings Column Series, Part 4 of 6

February 27, 2009
Publication: Building Design & Construction
Author(s): O'Brien, Sean M.

Online content only|Abstract: Ice rinks present several unique challenges for designers, all stemming from the fact that the floor of the rink is maintained at below-freezing temperatures while the remainder of the building is kept much warmer.|Interior temperature and relative humidity levels in ice rinks can vary|widely, as many ice rinks are not intentionally heated or cooled, and may or may not be ventilated. While the problems often encountered in ice rinks are generally less catastrophic than those found in humidified buildings (with one primary exception, discussed below), they can still have a negative impact on the occupants of the building.