We are undertaking a cohort net zero ice rink feasibility study with interested municipalities across Canada. Working together, an integrated team of municipalities, leading technical experts, consultants, and manufacturers, will determine the most effective net zero carbon design, implementation plan and support needed to get these ice rinks to net zero.

Pilot Participants

For more information on the participating municipalities, contact Kathryn Wilson at

Our Technical Committee

Our technical committee includes leading experts, suppliers, and consultants in the ice rink industry, as well as institutional partners with local, provincial, and federal reach. For more information on the technical committee, contact Kathryn Wilson at

This initiative is sponsored by:

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Universal Rink Design

A generic rink design, based on pilot rink design considerations, that can be used by any municipality to inform net zero carbon design.

Individual Rink Solutions

Each participating rink will have a custom plan for reaching net zero carbon incorporating technical solutions, financial considerations and capital renewal timelines.

Implementation Support

Tools, templates and other support to help plans become reality.

Net Zero Pathways

Deep retrofitting existing buildings to net zero carbon can be expensive and require technical expertise and training. This pilot will develop the most cost-effective solution and determine the long term plan to get it implemented. This requires timing steps toward net zero with planned capital renewal, equipment replacement and implementing energy efficiency.

The roadmap will inform the pathway to net zero carbon for existing facilities across Canada. What we learn through developing the technical solutions and the policy and organization innovations will be used to scale change in existing municipal buildings across Canada.

MMC - Ice Rinks - Net Zero Pathways Chart