Welcome to the Slater Family Ice Arena!  

Located on the campus of BGSU in Bowling Green, Ohio, the Slater Family Ice Arena has been serving the University and local communities for 51 years since our grand opening in February of 1967. The BGSU Ice Arena was named Slater Family Ice Arena in 2017 in honor of a transformative gift from Scott Slater and his family that was designed to advance the future of the facility.

The 50-year legacy of Bowling Green’s beloved Ice Arena lives on as we begin the next 50 years of excellence and service to the community.

We are home to the NCAA Division I Falcon Hockey team, which is a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). We’re also home to multiple high school hockey teams, the Bowling Green Skating Club and the Bowling Green Youth Hockey Association. There is a variety of highly popular programs offered here, including Public Skate, Learn to Skate lessons, Youth Hockey, Figure Skating and Adult Hockey. Come visit the Slater Family Ice Arena for one of our exciting programs, or one of the special events we host throughout the year!


Summer Figure Skating Camp

July 15 - 19, 2019

We are excited to announce that two-time National Champion, Alissa Czisny, will be a special guest coach for the entire week of camp!

Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn from a local star!  Alissa has traveled and competed around the world and is now sharing her knowledge, skill, and experience with a new generation of skaters.

Visit the Ice Arena Figure Skating webpage for more information on summer figure skating and camp information.

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Great Lakes Hockey Camp

July 29 - August 1, 2019

Hosted by former Toledo Walleye Captain and current Team USA U18s Assistant Coach, Jared Nightingale.

  • Ages 5 - 17
  • All skill levels
  • Click here for more information or to register
Summer 2019

Summer 2019

June 24 | Summer skating begins the week of June 24 and will consist of Learn to Skate, Youth Hockey, Figure Skating, Adult Hockey League, and Public Sessions.  
Click here for programming information

2019 Ice Out & Summer Schedule

2019 Ice Out & Summer Schedule

May 12 | The Slater Family Ice Arena will be shut down for annual maintenance beginning May 12 - June 23.  The ice schedule will be reduced as shut down nears.  Please check the ice schedule regularly for changes from the regular season.  The Ice Arena will be closed to the public during the shut down time.  Ice Arena staff can still be reached via phone or email for registering and scheduling events. The summer ice season will begin on June 24. Visit the Ice Schedule


Summer Programs

Summer programs begin June 24 - August 22.  Learn about what classes are offered or sign up now!


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