Curtis D Menard Memorial Sports Center
Kumin provided programming, site master planning, and facility design services for this 102,000 SF facility that serves as the premier indoor sports facility for the entire Mat-Su Valley.
Some of the major program elements include a regulation NHL-sized ice arena and a separate interior artificial turf field with accompanying seating at each venue. An interior running track circles portions of the facility providing views to the various indoor and outdoor activities. Other site amenities include community meeting rooms, weight room, an exterior skating pond, multi-use jogging and ski trails, a trailhead access point and related parking. Support spaces include locker rooms, meeting rooms, management offices, rental offices, ice refrigeration and maintenance area, and skate rental/pro shop.
Building systems include a steel structural frame, concrete slab-on-grade and foundations, and a low slope membrane roof. Non-combustible construction techniques are used throughout the facility. Durable, high quality finish materials were used to provide long building life and reduced maintenance costs.
Envisioned in the master plan for future development are an artificial turf football stadium with spectator seating, competitive synthetic track and speed skating oval, and separate baseball and soccer fields.