3.16.2020 | 6:30PM
Due to the University’s proactive efforts to slow down the novel coronavirus and in response to Governor DeWine's announcement today, it has been determined that it is in the best interest of our skating community and the public to CLOSE the Slater Family Ice Arena.   Please reference the BGSU’s COVID-19 page for additional details about BGSU’s response. 

We will be closed as of March 16, 2020 through our planned summer renovation.  Currently, opening day is scheduled for August 14, 2020.

If you have questions regarding your account or the credit process, we ask that you email rather than call:

Jamie Baringer for Ice Rentals
Laura Fischer for Learn to Skate and Figure Skating
Joe Bernyk for Hockey School and Senior League

That will help us maintain our records and allow us to process requests more efficiently.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.  Please stay safe and see you in August!

Jamie A Baringer
Assistant AD for Arena Operations

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!


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