The final construction phase of the famous ice oval in Heerenveen in the Netherlands has started on April 1st. After the first construction phase, Thialf had temporary opened its doors for the speed skating season 2015/16, so its users could already benefit from the new 400-meter ice rink.
The first phase was run from April till October 2015 during which the new outer façade and roofing construction was built. Furthermore, the whole ice floor and MEP Installations were replaced. Although the outside is brand new, the interior of the stadium was almost the same. During the second and final phase the existing stadium will be dissembled from the inside out.
Hospitality areas and exclusive sports training facilities around the ice rink will be completed. A Low Emission Ceiling will be installed inside the oval and 5,000 solar panels will appear on the roof of the stadium. Thialf will again become the World’s best and most sustainable speed skating stadium with the fastest low land ice track.
The delivery date is set for Q3 of 2016 in order for the stadium to be commissioned in time for the 2016/2017 season.
For more information about the New Thialf, please go to: www.thialf.nl