Community Skate Pavillion
Accessible Support Building

The Parkdale Community Association was in need of a new outdoor rink to serve the community. The community association made the decision to build an outdoor rink that is accessible to all, making it the first outdoor accessible rink in all of Alberta. The first phase of the project – the outdoor rink itself – has completed construction. Small modifications were made to the typical outdoor rink design to make it fully accessible. These include: a level ice surface (no lip onto the ice surface so one can slide directly onto the ice), wider bench doors, and clear boards so that players who are off the ice can see on. 

The second phase of the project, the Community Skate Pavilion includes the addition of an accessible change room, washrooms, and outdoor community gathering space. The new pavilion is being designed to be fully accessible and achieve Rick Hanson status. This new building and gathering space are envisioned to serve the Parkdale Community in all seasons.


Calgary, Alberta


Parkdale Community Association


1,000 sq.ft.

LOLA Team: 

Erica Lowe, Dustin Unrau, Rachel Wong, Melisent Cartier

Consultant Team:

ENTUITIVE Consulting Engineers – Structural
Veritas Development Solutions – Civil
Remedy Engineering – Mechanical
SMP Engineering – Electrical
pLAnt Studio – Landscape Architecture
Level Playing Field – Accessibility



Renderings by LOLA Architecture