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Pettit National Ice Center

The former Wisconsin Olympic Ice Rink was the nation’s training ground for the U.S. Olympic speed skaters. Many competitive clubs were organized in Wisconsin and the Midwest because of the rink’s location and the ability to use this Olympic-sized facility for training and competition. As the track aged and the sport’s following escalated, local organizers and state officials wanted to keep the rink in Wisconsin and maintain the tradition of speed skating Olympians from the area. Zimmerman, in association with a design/build team, were called upon to design, detail and construct this skating facility in less than one year so the rink would be available for 1993 international competition.

Location: West Allis, Wisconsin

Size: 200,000 s.f.

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design

Completion Date(s): 1992

Contractor / Construction Manager: Findorff Construction