Tucker Road Ice Rink

Tucker Road Ice Rink is a new 47,000 SF, single-story ice rink for the M-NCPPC to replace an existing ice rink on the site that was extensively damaged by fire.

The new facility features a National Hockey League-sized ice rink, bleacher seating for 300+ spectators, skate rental area, a lobby/vestibule area, dance studio, multi-purpose rooms, warm-up room, snack bar/kitchen, seating area, locker rooms, Zamboni storage rooms, and support areas inclusive of mechanical and electrical/IT rooms.

The building’s façade was designed to reflect the building’s purpose and features track lighting in the shape of an iceberg and a combination of decorative metal panels, ground-face masonry walls, multicolor glass windows, EIFS, and a Butler Building System housing the ice rink. A concrete plaza with scoring lines lead visitors into the rink.

A welcoming lobby with a cozy fireplace draws visitors in. The ceilings were designed to mimic the Northern Lights with lighting that changes colors. The floors were created to emulate the pattern of multiple skate lines on the ice. Separate concrete slabs were poured for the ice rink and the foundation, which was formed around the ice rink. The ice rink received piping, heating and cooling, separately and independently of the building system.

Project Location:

Fort Washington, MD


Grimm + Parker Architects


47,000 SF


14.5 months


AGC DC – Award of Merit