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 53 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!
Fall Programs 2019
January 11 - 16 | Winter Programming begins the weekend of January 11-12 and will consist of Learn to Skate, Hockey School, and Figure Skating classes.
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National Skate Month 2020
January 5 | Join the Slater Family Ice Arena and Bowling Green Skate Club to celebrate all things skating! Free lessons (pre-registration required), informational tables, and Public Skate are all part of the fun. Save the date and watch for more information to come!
Nutcracker on Ice
December 8, 2:00pm | On Sunday, December 8, over 50 skaters from the Bowling Green Skating Club and Slater Family Ice Arena programs will present selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker on Ice. The performance will be at 2:00pm at the Slater Family Ice Arena. Admission is free and there will be a Nutcracker-themed Public Skate session beginning at 3:30pm with additional off-ice activities and crafts for youth to enjoy. Click here for the full flyer!