Casco Bay Arena

Falmouth, Maine


Build a covered pavilion and seasonal, refrigerated ice rink at the site of the current Twombly outdoor rink at Village Park in Falmouth.

BCE Role

Worked with the Town to re-zone a portion of Village Park and also provided site design to meet client and Town established desires.

This project included the demolition of the former rink, construction of a new concrete pad and ice system, boards, roof structure, seating, and expanded parking. Casco Bay Arena also includes an enclosed entrance to house locker rooms, bathrooms, the Zamboni, and other equipment storage. It was built using a combination of metal walls and wind mesh. This combination allows for natural air flow through the facility eliminating the need for an HVAC or fan system to avoid mold and air quality issues due to condensation.

Project Highlights

  • Treating stormwater via retrofitted esplanade biofilters and porous pavers
  • New pavilion-style rink will replace current outdoor rink yet be much less expensive to run than an indoor facility
  • Will operate as a hockey rink from November to March
  • Other uses are intended for spring and summer events
  • Space is available for future expansion for spectator viewing

Related Projects

Keywords: Municipal Permitting


  • Casco Bay Hockey Association
  • Portland, Maine

Team Members

  • Port City Architecture
  • Stantec
  • Boyle Associates
  • Sebago Technics
  • Patco Construction
  • Rink Specialists

Start to Completion Date

  • February, 2014 to October, 2015

BCE Services Provided

  • Review Existing Maine DEP Permits
  • Prepare Letter Addressing VC-1 Standards
  • Design Preliminary Site Plan
  • Design Landscape Plan
  • Revise Zoning Map
  • Conduct meetings to determine Town and MaineDEP permitting Requirements
  • Research Town Zoning Ordinance and Site Plan Approval Process