The tales of snow skating blues are perhaps not known to the world. But, Patkau Architects from Canada – who know the pains of the snow skating – tried to erase off the skaters’ worriment by designing temporary skating shelters. These skating shelters – assembled together – have first appeared along a frozen river in Winnipeg. Hence, they were christened as Winnipeg skating shelters.
They are made out of plywood and timber. Seating inside the shelter is made out of wood again. Winnipeg skating shelters allow protection from chilling weather, wild wind and animals. Coming to the structure of the Winnipeg skating shelters, the structure is made out of two layers of flexible plywood that are attached to a triangular base made out of timber wood. Hence, the structure looks irregular and bent. A sharp and one side cut act as the entrance to Winnipeg skating shelters. The structure has a small opening to sky. Winnipeg skating shelters were placed in a cluster in order to provide extra space.