New Proposed Bowie Ice Arena (2023)

In the spring of 2023, the City of Bowie hired JLG Architects of Minnesota to design a new single sheet ice arena with the flexibility to expand.

The proposed 49,000-square foot facility is to be built adjacent to the Bowie Golf Course, opposite Rockledge Elementary School along Laurel-Bowie Road (MD 197).

The proposed facility will replace the aging arena currently located in Allen Pond Park.

Artist's Conceptual Design

The initial proposed design is for a one-story, single sheet facility, with an inviting, colorful entrance way. 

side angle view of proposed rink

Please note: Any of the features or specifications depicted in the image may change at the discretion of JLG Architects without notice. 

This image may not accurately reflect final construction.


The new 49,000-square foot building will include:

  • 1 NHL sized ice rink with spectator seating
  • 5 team locker rooms
  • 1 official changing room
  • a pro shop
  • concession stand
  • skate rental
  • skate changing area
  • 2 multi-purpose rooms that can be used for parties, classes and community meetings

View the proposed site plan PDF).


The new ice skating facility will be built on a city-owned parcel of land adjacent to the existing Bowie Golf Club and across from Rockledge Elementary School off MD Route197.
23005_City of Bowie Ice Arena_site plan

Why is a New Facility Needed?

The current single sheet Bowie Ice Arena is located at Allen Pond Park. That facility was built in the early 1970s and needs to be replaced. There is not enough space at the park to build a new facility in the same location. Once completed, the existing Bowie Ice Arena will cease operations as a skating facility.

Important Dates

  • Stakeholders Meeting and Design Presentation by JLG Architects was held at Kenhill Center on November 15, 2023. The video recording of the presentation is available on the City's YouTube channel.

  • Presentation to City Council by JLG Architects


Monday, December 4, 2023, at 8 p.m.

Council Chambers
Bowie City Hall
15901 Fred Robinson Way, Bowie

  • Design will be completed Spring 2024.
  • Construction timeframe - to be determined