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A speedy solution for a skating rink

News | April 1, 2021 | By:

Eschenbach Group installed temporary structures totaling 6,000 square meters over an Olympic training speed skating rink so that reconstruction could proceed through the winter without stopping for the weather. Photo: Eschenbach Group.

Olympic speed skating hopefuls in Germany will enjoy a modernized training facility once reconstruction is complete on a track in the state of Saxony. To keep construction on schedule through the winter, the state government reached out to Eschenbach Groupof Bad Königshofen to supply an oval-shaped temporary structure solution to cover the track. 

“In several construction phases, the speed skating rink will be modernized for over 10 million euros so that the athletes will find the most modern training facility,” says Eschenbach group director of sales Philipp Eschenbach. “With our temporary structures, we enable the optimal construction process so that the athletes can train for the next
Winter Olympics.”

Eschenbach Group received the order in early October 2020 and began installation by late October. The aluminum-framed structures span
16 meters at the curves and 20 meters on the straights, with a side height of 3 meters. With the rink being 400 meters long, the temporary structures cover a total of 6,000 square meters. The challenge of this project involved closing the oval at the curves, and it was the reason why the Eschenbach Group was commissioned, Philipp Eschenbach says. 

“Our production program encloses the technical manufacture of PVC and textile materials of all kind,” he says. “That is why we were able to provide our client with an individual solution for [their] requirements.”

The build required two weeks, plus an additional week to produce and install the customized solutions. In addition to the structures, Eschenbach Group supplied a special heating and ventilation system that enables the perfect temperature to work and meets the health requirements of the pandemic. For more, visit

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