2023 AWARDS IS OPEN NOW
Credit : Stephane Groleau

Centre de glaces de Québec

Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
CompanyLemay
Lead ArchitectEric Pelletier
Design TeamLemay : Sarah Perron-Desrochers, architect – design Gabriel Tessier, architect – design Olivier Boilard, technician – design Carle Labrecque, senior architect Vincent Varin-Lacasse, landscape architect Ardoises : Roger Fradette, senior partner, architect, Rémy Fortin, technician, Sarah Gauthier, technician, Carolle Bélanger, technician.
ClientVille de Québec

With a combined 13,500 square meters of ice found across a 400-metre oval speed skating track and two multifunctional Olympic-sized rinks, the Centre de glaces de Québec is home to North America’s largest indoor ice ring. Inspired by the speed and momentum of its users, the building is composed of fluid and continuous forms and has the unique appearance of a floating ring. By lifting an entire volume of its perimeter envelope to create a 360-degree band of windows at eye-level, designers put emphasis on absolute transparency and interconnection between onlookers and skaters gliding by.