Merlis Belsher Place


Merlis Belsher Place – Hockey and Basketball Facility
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK

Design Work has been completed on the new Hockey and Basketball facility at the University of Saskatchewan.  Construction is fast-tracking and occupancy is anticipated for the beginning of the hockey season in the fall of 2018.

The new facility features a 3,500 seat rink facility for Huskie hockey games and other major events.

The 16,000 m2 (172,000 ft2) facility contains the following:

  • One rink with seating for 3,500 spectators
  • A second rink with minimal spectators
  • Large gym facility divisible into two (2) full-size basketball courts.
  • Physiotherapy Area
  • Physical fitness training facilities
  • Sports medicine area
  • Dressing rooms, training rooms, change rooms and related amenities.
  • Public areas including food and drink service, lounge and spectator seating.

The mechanical ventilation system features large-scale dehumidification to maintain proper humidity levels during hockey events.

The mechanical system is also capable of supporting other entertainment events such as concerts and large gatherings.