|Ice Hockey Arena|
|Building Type||Unique Building|
|Milestone Required||Boom Town|
The Ice Hockey Arena is a Winter unique building from the Cities: Skylines Snowfall DLC.
To unlock it, you need to do a few things:
- Play on a winter map
- Build 5 Boiler Stations
- Build 5 Geothermal Heating Plants
- Reach the Boom Town milestone (650-2,600 population, depending on the map)
Once you’ve accomplished these, you’ll be able to build the Ice Hockey Arena from the “Winter” tab of the Unique Buildings menu for ₡250,000.
All Winter Maps
The following official winter maps come with the Snowfall DLC:
- Frosty Rivers
- Icy Islands
- Winter Hills
- Snowy Coast
You can also find user-created winter maps on the Steam Workshop.
Building Boiler Stations and Geothermal Heating Plants
Boiler stations and geothermal heating plants provide heating to your citizens when temperatures are low.
|Building||Unlocked at||Build Cost||Upkeep Cost||Heating Output|
|Boiler Station||Boom Town||₡60,000||₡640/week||120 MW|
|Geothermal Heating Plant||Boom Town||₡55,000||₡480/week||80 MW|
Without them, your citizens will need to heat their homes using electricity (causing a greater demand on your power system).
Here’s how to build and use them:
Step 1: Creating your Buildings
You’ll find them in the Heating tab of the Water, Sewage, and Heating menu.
Step 2: Upgrading your Water Pipes
You’ll need to upgrade your existing water pipe network to distribute heating.
Select Water Pipe with Heating Pipes, then use the upgrade tool on your existing water pipes.
Of course, don’t forget to connect your new boiler station or geothermal heating plant to your pipe network using upgraded water pipes.
For this unlock, you’ll need five boiler stations and five geothermal heating plants.
Tip: Creating a Restore Point to Unlock Early
Depending on the size of your city, 5 boiler stations and 5 geothermal heating plants may be far more than you currently need.
If you have the spare cash to build the 10 buildings, but don’t want to spend all that weekly upkeep for heating that you don’t need, you can simply create a save point to revert back to.
Step 1: Create a save point. You can name it “before heating plants” or something so you know which one it is.
Step 2: Make sure autosave is off.
Step 3: Build the 5 boiler stations and 5 geothermal heating plants to unlock the Ice Hockey Arena.
Step 4: Close the game without saving.
This works because once unlocked, unique buildings remain unlocked across your different saves. So you’ll still be able to build the Ice Hockey Arena when you go back to your “before” save.