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  • PHOTO BY ALLISON EVANS
  • PHOTO BY ALLISON EVANS
  • PHOTO BY ALLISON EVANS
  • PHOTO BY ALLISON EVANS
  • PHOTO BY ALLISON EVANS

Planning, designing and constructing a new indoor/outdoor skating complex for community use.

IceLand Sports Complex
Niles Park District
Niles, IL

Niles Park District tapped Wight & Company to make recommendations for improving an existing ice rink facility and its two outdated refrigeration systems. We identified multiple opportunities to enlarge and enhance the facility with a strong focus on improving energy efficiency. The new IceLand Sports Complex gives Niles residents an expanded indoor/outdoor community ice center that functions much more efficiently than the facility it replaced. 

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Construction Phasing

Construction of the new IceLand Sports Complex was completed in two phases. During the first phase, Wight & Company oversaw the creation of a new permanent covered outdoor ice rink to replace an older temporary rink. Additional phase one improvements included renovation of the outdoor rink viewing deck, main entry plaza and parking areas. During the second phase, we completed a significant renovation of IceLand’s interior, adding new space for admissions, skate rental and concessions. In addition, we added four team locker rooms, a Zamboni garage, and a combined central refrigeration plant to operate both rinks with greater energy efficiency.