Greenwich Skating Club
ChallengeGreenwich Skating Club’s original outdoor ice rink and clubhouse were constructed in the 1970s. Club members felt nostalgic about the facility’s original design, but it was in desperate need of an upgrade. The clubhouse needed durable locker room doors that would hold up in a unique environment where ordinary doors couldn’t. The doors needed to be visually customizable and couldn’t show the impact from a carousel of people and equipment hitting them day in and day out. “This area sees constant abuse from athletes, whether it’s impact from equipment bags, sticks or skates,” said Brower.
The original facility was demolished and reconstructed from the ground up. The renovation yielded a state-of-the-art skating rink and clubhouse. Acrovyn Doors by Design were selected for the locker room doors because of their functionality, impact-resistant and customizable aesthetic options. Club members love the doors because they showcase unique elements that are a source of pride to the patrons, particularly the club’s logo. “They’re beautiful doors. They’re solid and function well,” commented Brower.
“The doors are clearly unique, and people notice them right away. They walk up and rub the doors. We love that the logo is part of the door itself – it isn’t painted on.” Greenwich Skating Club has immense pride in their roots and their purpose within their local community. With new doors in an impressive modern facility, club members and their families can enjoy the fruits of their labor and care for years to come.
Project: Greenwich Skating Club
Location: Greenwich, CT
Architect: Ridberg + Associates
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Greenwich Skating Club was established in 1954 as a singular outdoor ice skating rink for the local community. The small rink quickly grew into a multi-facility winter club that became heavily invested in community outreach. Today, it is a 250-member club of Greenwich, CT families and friends. “It’s a hidden gem in Greenwich,” said Brent Brower, General Manager and longtime club member. Members can participate in organized winter sports leagues and open skate nights. Greenwich Skating Club is where many professional athletes, including NHL greats and Olympians, laced up and honed their craft as children.