Ice in the desert: The practice facility for the NHL expansion team in Las Vegas hopes to engage the local community

“This design is all about drawing the community into the excitement of NHL hockey,” says Arnie Martinez, AIA, Director of Architecture for Leo A Daly.

October 13, 2016 |

Rendering courtesy of Leo A Daly.

Las Vegas is about to get its first major professional sports team. Beginning with the 2017-2018 season, Las Vegas will have an NHL team to call its own, and while the team will play its games at T-Mobile Arena, which has been built and opened on April 6, 2016, a brand new practice facility is still under construction.

Designed by Leo A Daly, the 120,000-sf complex has been designed to engage the local community and will include two full sheets of ice, serving not only the NHL team, but also local youth and adult leagues and figure skaters.

In addition to the two ice rinks, the two-story facility also includes training rooms, team offices, locker rooms, a pro shop, and concessions. There will be seating for 600 people and skate rental will be available to the public.

The facility is located near Pavilion Center Drive and Griffith Peak Drive and will be a part of the master-planned mixed-use community of Downtown Summerlin that is currently in development.

The complex broke ground in early October and is scheduled to open by Sept. 1, 2017.


Rendering courtesy of Leo A Daly.


Rendering courtesy of Leo A Daly.

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