CARI Charlottetown, PEI
DSRA were the prime consultant for the design and construction of this major multi-use recreation facility located on the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island, in Charlottetown, PEI. The 125,000 SF brick clad building is neatly set on the N-West corner of the campus, it provides both aquatic and ice rink facilities to UPEI and the community at large.
The arena facility, better known as MacLauchlan Arena, offers two NHL size ice surfaces with spectator seating for 450 and 1,160 persons, a total of 12 dressing rooms, a pro-shop, and meeting and hospitality rooms overlook each ice surface. The new arenas are now home to the University of Prince Edward Island Men's and Women's hockey teams, as well as the Charlottetown Major Midget Islanders.
The aquatic facility consists of a 25m, eight lane, competition pool with raisable floor technology – for water program flexibility - 1m and 3m diving boards, a water-polo court, and stadium style seating for 375 spectators. An adjacent leisure pool includes a zero entry accessibility feature, stepped area for instruction, pool deck toys, a separate tots pool, two 20m warm up lanes, and a 120 foot waterslide.