New ice rink design unveiled

Planned new rink at Les Vernets

The new design of the ice rink for Servette Hockey has been unveiled.

The canton launched an architectural competition nearly two years ago for a new home for the reigning Swiss and European Champions.

The winning design is based around a wooden frame with a dome and solar panels. The cantonal minister, Antonio Hodgers, called it magnificent. 

The new stadium will be able to hold more people – currently 7,000 are able to watch a game live – but when finished, another 1,500 will get seats.

There’ll be new VIP boxes, a restaurant and lounges. 

There’s also space for a smaller second rink to be used by schools and clubs. 

It’s hoped the new stadium will open in 2028. 

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