Moorhead Sports Center

The original refrigeration system and ice rink floor for the main arena had reached its useful life.  Increased maintenance, concerns over credibility with the aging equipment, and a cracking concrete ice rink floor prompted the City to move forward with this project. The ice system renovation project included several key elements:

  • Remove and dispose of the existing refrigeration system and ice rink floor for the main arena.
  • Renovate the existing refrigeration system for the practice arena by increasing its capacity to serve both ice sheets providing a more efficient operation. In addition to installing additional equipment, the renovation to the existing refrigeration system included addressing existing problems such as replacing; simplifying controls, ineffective oil return system, and undersized piping systems.
  • Install a new concrete ice rink floor with a seamless, non-corrodible polyethylene piping system and a sub-soil heating system.
  • Install a new dasher board system designed to fit the existing spaces. This included a supportless and flexible shielding system which maximized viewing and will help decrease the potential for injuries.

This ice system renovation project was part of a building renovation that provides Concordia College and the Moorhead High School hockey teams with a premier facility to play hockey.