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 54 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!


Public Session Information

Visit the Public Skate Schedule for the most current session availability. Review the Slater Family Ice Arena Coronavirus webpage for specific policies and procedures regarding attending public sessions at this time.


Public Skate sessions have been broken down into shorter Cheap Skate sessions to provide more skaters the opportunity to skate, while maintaining capacity guidelines.

Please pay careful attention to the start and end time of each session. 

New ONLINE store goes LIVE!

Online shopping is now available through the Newlove Pro Shop.  Don't see what you are looking for or want to set up curbside pickup?  Call the Newlove Pro Shop at 419.372.2264. Visit the ONLINE store

Slater Family Ice Arena Orientation Video

Read more about the REOPENING POLICIES before your first visit to the Slater Family Ice Arena.



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