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play, saving time for snow and water
clean up while the event continues. The
ice surface is surrounded by a soft padding system instead of dasher boards.
The competition arena has a seating
capacity of 12,000. It is the largest arena
venue in terms of spectator capacity in
the Olympic rink cluster.
The practice facility uses an open mat
system in lieu of the traditional concrete
rink piping construction. The FOP is surrounded by a traditional dasher board
system. The two FOPs are connected by
a shared elevator that can accommodate
an ice resurfacer. The elevator allows us
to transport large-scale equipment from
one ice resurfacer room directly into the
other. This feature has made equipment
transfer most convenient and allows ice
technicians the ability to keep a close
eye on the operators of both ice surfaces.

Upon arrival, the goal was to install
both sheets of ice in nine days and then
begin unofficial practices on the 10th day,
the official practice sessions on the 11th
day, followed by the official competitions on the 14th day. The planning and
preparation details for the ice installation
along with the balance of the refrigeration loading, was paramount in order for
successful installation timelines.
Both ice surfaces were to be painted
TV grey, as is common for figure skating
events, and would also incorporate three
event logos. The main logo at centre ice
and two additional logos at both loop
jump zones respectively.
To accommodate load-in for light,
sound and dasher/padding graphics
as well as final preparations facilitywise for both FOPs, we approached the
operational schedule with intentions of

alternating the ice and painting installations for the practice and competition
FOPs. Both refrigeration systems are tied
into a shared evaporator and glycol distribution system so balancing the heat
loads on the surfaces was also a priority.
The typical production schedule
ensued while our staff of ice technicians
danced around the busy scamper of an
arena preparing for international competition. For nine days, we delicately balanced the installation of both ice sheets
working in two twelve-hour shifts. For
efficiency purposes, the initial bond
applications and grey base paints were
installed on both FOPs in succession.
This allowed us to clean and store the
painting barrel without any duplication
of efforts. In the same fashion, the logos
were measured, pounced and sealed in
succession. Painting was performed
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Summer 2017

Risk Management Guidelines for Water Recreational Equipment Areas
Water Use in Turfgrasses
Cemeterian Operations and Management Training– Cape Town, South Africa
The Benefits and Challenges of Daylighting Recreation Facilities
Effective Human Resources Management
Energy Champion – Time to Plan
Rules for Flying the National Flag of Canada
Preparing for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
Member Profile – Jim Bryson, City of Stratford
Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Intro
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - cover1
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Risk Management Guidelines for Water Recreational Equipment Areas
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Water Use in Turfgrasses
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Cemeterian Operations and Management Training– Cape Town, South Africa
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - The Benefits and Challenges of Daylighting Recreation Facilities
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Effective Human Resources Management
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Energy Champion – Time to Plan
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Rules for Flying the National Flag of Canada
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Preparing for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Member Profile – Jim Bryson, City of Stratford
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