Simons Ice Rink

Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation

Philadelphia, PA | 21,000 SF

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation’s mission is to impact the lives of underserved youth in the Greater Philadelphia region by providing opportunities to play ice hockey and offering programs that incorporate on-ice and off-ice activities. The philosophy is to give children of varying ethnic and economic backgrounds opportunities to develop life-enhancing values such as teamwork, positive self-esteem, and the importance of hard work and respect to achieve individual goals and success.

HSA’s design objectives for the renovation, enclosure and expansion at Simons were to enclose the rink for year-round hockey, provide a stronger connection between the ice rink and the existing recreation center, modernize restrooms and dressing rooms, and provide a reinvigorated ‘anchor’ for the Recreation Center.


“Flyers’ Snider opens youth hockey rink.” Philadelphia Daily News