The driving vision was taking a modern approach an element commonly associated with ice skating, hockey boards. Form was inspired by the movement of an ice skater. In Winnipeg, the majority of the winds come directly from the North and windshield can be a large factor in comfort, therefore the Wind Boards are strategically placed, shaped and oriented to aerodynamically take on the wind creating small pockets of windless shelter. These are designed for people to utilizes as nodes to rest, adjust skates and take in their environment comfortably. The blue acrylic allows the installation to pop out as extensions of the ice on the constantly shifting landscape. In the evenings the benches and acrylic edges would be lit from below creating a miniature light garden. The benches also add a note of visual warmth in material made from reclaimed hockey sticks. With the Red River consistently having ice depths of 1m, the strategy is to structurally anchor the boards to the ice face itself. With various points of minimal penetrations the boards stay well planted on the surface.