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Despite the legendary reputations of Madison Square Garden Maple Leaf Gardens and the Montreal Forum skating rinks and hockey arenas may be North Americas most over- looked cultural buildings. Architecture on Ice reveals the central role they have played in inuencing urban social and political life across the continent. In the rst book to chart the development of skating rinks and arenas from their origins as simple wooden sheds to todays fully wired multi-purpose entertainment complexes Howard Shubert examines how these buildings have been adapted to seasonal change and to a multitude of uses besides skating from politi- cal rallies to rock concerts and how these adaptations in turn have transformed skating curling and hockey. Revealing the ways in which arenas are sites where sport culture and commerce intersect Architecture on Ice describes four distinct phases in the develop- ment of these buildings the early rinks and arenas of the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century the Golden Era of 192031 the building boom in postwar arenas from 196083 and the postmodern hockey complexes built between 1990 and 2010. Lavishly illustrated with surprising amusing and previously unpublished images Architec- ture on Ice explains how the construction of buildings engineered the way recreational ac- tivities are performed and experienced. Howard Shubert is the former curator of prints and drawings at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He lives in Toronto. 4 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 6 A R C H I T E C T U R E C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S Architecture on Ice A History of the Hockey Arena howard shubert An architectural and cultural history of skating rinks and hockey arenas in North America. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-QueensBeaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History October 2016 978-0-7735-4813-8 49.95T CDN 49.95T US 38.00 cloth 9 x 10 296pp 160 photos colour throughout