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Ice Rink Renovation

Renovation of Rink 1 at Triphahn Center & Ice Arena began March 18. This extensive project will include a complete update to the ice sub-surface and new glass.

Summary of renovation
Remove existing ice
Remove and store existing dasher boards and glass
Remove concrete insulation, cold/heat piping, and stone base
Install heat piping system
Install layers of rink leading to concrete and cold piping  
Reinstall dasher boards, glass and new curved glass
Build new ice

Construction timeline:
March 18, 2019 – Early September, 2019

March 18, 2019

Deconstruction of the sheet of ice began. The 1 1/2 inch sheet of ice is on top of a chilled concrete pad.



March 26, 2019

Glass removal around Rink 1 complete.



March 27, 2019

The boards surrounding Rink 1 are removed.


March 28, 2019

Crews cut Rink 1’s concrete slab into smaller pieces in preparation for removal.


April 1, 2019

Heavy machinery removes the 600 pound slabs of concrete from the rink floor. Tubes running through the slab act as the refrigeration system which help created the ice sheet.



April 5, 2019

Deconstruction continues on rink 1 with the exposure and removal of two layers of insulation and a moisture barrier.


April 9, 2019

Removal of the foam insulation exposes an eight inch deep layer of fine gravel.


April 11, 2019

The 6th layer, a eight plus layer of fill is removed by crews.