This comprehensive book covers all aspects of provision of ice rinks and swimming pools. Highly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, it gives guidance to architects and others on the design of the whole facility, from structural considerations to building services. sport in all its many forms is enjoyed every day by hundreds of millions of people around the world and provides significant social and physical benefits for its participants. At the same time it faces intense competition for a share of their leisure time and disposable income. To retain its international and universal appeal, sport must offer both participants and spectators easy access to well designed, high quality facilities and ancillary services. The design of these facilities offers a particularly high profile challenge to architects and designers. Few other types of public building or facility are likely to be used by such a high proportion of the population.Geraint John RIBA Dip Arch (UCL) CISRM MILAM FRSA is the author of 'Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design Volume 3, Second Edition: Volume 3: Ice Rinks and Swimming Pools (Handbook of Sports & Recreational Building Design) (v. 3)', published 1996 under ISBN 9780750622561 and ISBN 0750622563.