Albert 1st of Reims ice rink

The 630 Sq m Albert 1st of Reims ice rink was built in a record time of six months.

Following the closure of the Bocquaine Sports Complex in May 2014, the city of Reims, France, called on GL Events brand Spaciotempo to find a new facility to accommodate the public.  The challenge was to complete it within the shortest time frame possible, to fill the void left by Bocquaine quickly and satisfy the large quantity of paying customers.

Just six months passed between the commencement and the completion of construction, before this new type of ice rink finally materialised.  In fact, Spaciotempo’s USP is that it designs 100% removable modular buildings. An irrefutable asset for this type of project, which requires a high level of responsiveness.

The Albert 1st ice rink represents a wise investment for the city of Reims, in terms of the quality of service, the price and the speed of construction. As a matter of fact, at a cost of two million euros, this provisional solution offers the same quality of service as a traditional ice rink, which can cost up to four times as much.

Since March, amateur skaters have been able to enjoy the ice rink, measuring 56m in length by 26m wide, as well as associated services like the café area, changing rooms and skate rental booths. This was a genuine challenge for Spaciotempo that produced this completely modular temporary structure in six months.

Initially built with a view to operating for a provisional period of ten years, the city of Reims wanted to ‘continue using it beyond this period’. The high level of flexibility and the modular design of the Spaciotempo removable buildings enabled the ice rink to be extended by dozens of metres without a great deal of work.

With assistance from Spaciotempo a building can be fully operational and perfectly tailored to specific needs within just a few months. Do not hesitate to contact our design department who will help you to design and optimise your project.