Lifeguard Arena

Henderson, NV

Lifeguard Arena serves as the official headquarters for the AHL Henderson Silver Knights. Located in Henderson’s flourishing Water Street District, Lifeguard Arena gives the Henderson Silver Knights a practice home while expanding VGK youth programs in Henderson.

Standing at two-stories, it has two NHL regulation ice rinks that each have 300-seats capacity. Other amenities include a restaurant, coffee shop, full-service team training facilities, meeting rooms, public locker rooms, Silver Knights retail store, skate rental shop, dock, service yard and a surface parking pot.

The site location was a challenge due to its limited size and triangular shape with a 10-foot elevation drop. Our team had to carefully study the proper placement of the building so that it served to energize Water Street and the Plaza, both of which were being reconstructed at the same time. Both of these areas had potential impacts to the building, therefore we had to consider multiple design changes and extensive coordination, ultimately delivering an innovative solution that meet the client’s needs and goals.


Black Knights Sports and Entertainment LLC

At a glance

  • 120,412 SF


  • Two NHL Regulation Ice Rinks
  • 600-Seat Capacity
  • Full-service Team Training Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Public Locker Rooms,
  • Retail Store and Skate Rental Shop


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Administration