Scheels Arena

Fargo, ND

Project Overview

ICON Architectural Group and Scheels Arena have had a working relationship for over 10 years that started with ICON designing the original arena in Fargo, North Dakota. The arena was designed to be a multi-use facility capable of hosting a variety of events including hockey tournaments, concerts, job fairs, weddings, corporate events, conventions, rallies, and more. The arena has hosted to the USA Curling National Champtionship, the World Junior U-18 Tournament, and has hosted NCAA hockey games. The arena is home to the Fargo Force, a Tier 1 Junior Hockey Team as well as area high school hockey teams.

Most recently ICON designed the building addition, The Farmers Union Insurance Center, that included a second sheet of ice for practices. The additional sheet of ice allows the arena to meet the need for more ice time and allows the arena to be more flexible in hosting events and tournaments. The arena features a 5,000-person seating capacity in the main arena, 40 Luxury Suites, 300 Club Seats, and 16 Locker Rooms. The design of the arena included the implementation of many sustainable design elements including a geothermal heating system, an on-site stormwater quality system that controls and circulates rainwater, a reflective EPDM roof membrane, and the use of waterless urinals. Because of its green design, Scheels Arena won the Green Building of America Award.

Key Facts

  • Green Building of America Award winner
  • Sustainable design elements
  • Geothermal heating system
  • The on-site stormwater quality system controlling and circulating rainwater
  • Reflective EPDM roof membrane
  • Use of waterless urinals
  • 250,000 s.f.
  • 35,000 s.f. addition of a practice ice sheet
  • 5,000 seating capacity in the main arena
  • 40 luxury suites
  • 300 club suites
  • 16 locker rooms
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