Gone are the days when NHL arenas were just that – arenas. You used to just be able to turn up with tickets for a hockey game, watch the game and quietly leave afterwards. Now it seems that almost every new arena proposal, or development around an existing arena, is turning these facilities into lifestyle centres, surrounded by shops, condos and other amenities. See here and here for examples. Here’s Perkins+Will’s proposal for the True North ARCS development adjacent to the MTS Centre, home of the Winnipeg Jets.