Trout Lake Rink


3350 Victoria Drive

Vancouver, BC


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Certifications & Awards
  • CaGBC LEED-NC Silver Certified
Project Team
  • Architect: Walter Francl Architecture Inc.
  • Sustainability Consultant: Kane Consulting
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Interview: Walter Francl - Walter Francl Architects


Completed in 2009, the replacement of Trout Lake Ice Rink at John Hendry Park in Vancouver was the first stage of revitalizing this important civic gathering place. The LEED-NC Silver certified rink and skater’s lounge provided necessary practice space for the 2010 Winter Olympics and now serves the public interest.

In an effort to maximize use of the Park, the building was oriented perpendicularly to 19th Avenue, opening up sight lines and providing a more natural approach and pathway system. The use of wood culled from the Stanley Park windstorm is testimony to sustainability and a West Coast sensibility.


85 ft x 200 ft, NHL-size
250 seats

Sustainability Features

Sustainable Site

  • erosion and sediment control plan
  • public transportation access, bike storage/change rooms provided, and sustainable parking strategies
  • maximum reduction of heat island effect at roof
  • light pollution reduced through sustainable electrical design


  • maximum reduction of heat island effect at roof
  • light pollution reduced through sustainable electrical design

Water Efficiency

  • water harvesting for use in dual-flush water efficient toilets
  • 30% reduction in water use
  • water efficient landscaping provided

Energy and Atmosphere

  • optimized energy performance by 40%
  • ongoing measurements and verification of building systems and best practice building commissioning
  • elimination of HCFC and halons in HVAC equipment

Materials and Resources

  • storage and collection/separation of recyclables provided
  • diversion of 75% of construction waste from landfill
  • use of recycled content and regional materials for new construction, and certified and sustainable wood

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • achieved required indoor air quality
  • provided carbon dioxide monitoring
  • indoor materials are low V.O.C, low fumes and no urea formaldehyde used

Audio Tour of this building

This building is part of the City of Vancouver Green Building Audio Tour, a collection of audio recordings about Vancouver's greenest buildings. Each three-minute recording takes the listener on a virtual 'tour' of the building's green design features, guided by the architect or member of the design team. You can listen to them online, via podcast, or via your cell phone by calling 604-673-8150. The Vancouver Green Building Audio Tours were created through a partnership between City of Vancouver Sustainability Office and the Open Green Building Society.

To hear the audio guide for this building click on the player at the top of the left sidebar on this webpage, or dial 604-673-8150 and enter code 07.