Created By: Douglas T Stiff
This indoor ice rink, one of the smallest in the City of Ottawa, was built for the community of Britannia in 1967, as part of Expo67 and Canada’s centenary celebrations. The triodetic exoskeleton structure creates a column-less environment that draws heavily from R. Buckminster Fuller’s concepts and works on geodesic domes, popular at that time. It is a relatively unique example of this architectural style within the National Capital Region, its modern and mechanical appearance contrasting strongly against its natural surrounding and riverfront setting. (Adapted from Capital Modern, 2017). In 2002, CIRA [Canadian Intramural Recreation Association] listed the building within the top 500 architecturally significant buildings [for recreation?] in Canada.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Britannia Village History