Living in Canada can be a wonderful thing…except during the winter. Don’t get us wrong, there are some people who love to ski and play hockey, but many Canadians would be completely fine without winter, particularly those who love so-called summer sports.
We say so-called because air-supported domes provide a very viable option for those who want to play traditional warm weather sports when the thermometer is way, way down in the minus zone and the snow buildup makes going outside a frigid proposition. The ability to play tennis in a climate-controlled dome during the Christmas holidays is a very enticing prospect for many people. As domes become more commonplace around the globe, more and more individuals can and will take advantage of that freedom.
If your community is considering a dome, here are some questions to think about:
- What’s the cost for an air support structure?
- Where will it go?
- Do you want domes for soccer, tennis, volleyball, or would you like to have one dome capable of handling multiple sports?
- What size will it be?
- What company is best able to give you the facility you want for the money you can afford to pay?
Domes can provide a lifeline for those in both big cities and small towns who do not live near facilities that would allow them to practice their favourite pastimes whenever it is convenient. Domes can also host leagues; this means that air-supported facilities can successfully serve both individuals and those wishing to engage in team sports in a dome where they can do either 365 days per year.
So, in 2017, we haven’t yet reached the point where we can control the weather, but we can still defeat it. Air-supported domes make that possible.