About the Ice Arena


The Ice Arena continues to undergo a spectacular transformation! Its promising future is ensured by a mission that includes the following objectives:

  • To develop and encourage interest in skating as an affordable family recreational activity
  • To create opportunities to learn how to skate and to pursue skating beyond the introductory level
  • To provide a suitable environment for the training and competition of figure skaters and hockey players
  • To enhance economic development & tourism by hosting athletic events, competitions, tournaments, shows and events


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.

Continue to support ongoing upgrades at the Slater Family Ice Arena by giving back to your local rink.

Ice Arena Renovation Fund: 301800
Ice Arena Fund: 300570



Jamie Baringer

Position: Assistant Athletic Director of Arena Operations
Phone: 419-372-2764
Email: jbaring@bgsu.edu

Areas of Interest: Ice Rental & Reservation, Lounge Rental & Reservation  
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Joe Martin

Position: Assistant Director of Facility Operations
Phone: 419-372-7412
Email: mdjosep@bgsu.edu

Areas of Interest: Newlove Pro Shop, Concessions, Student Employment, Facility Operations


Joe Bernyk

Position: Hockey and BGSU Student Programming Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-2164
Email: jbernyk@bgsu.edu

Areas of Interest: Youth Hockey Programs, Adult Hockey Programs


Laura Fischer

Position: Assistant Director of Ice Arena Programs
Phone: 419-372-8686
Email: dunnle@bgsu.edu

Areas of Interest: Birthday Parties, Learn to Skate, Figure Skating Programs
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Ty Eigner

Position: Head Hockey Coach
Phone: 419-372-2063
Email: teigner@bgsu.edu


Curtis Carr

Position: Assistant Hockey Coach
Phone: 419-372-3876
Email: carrcur@bgsu.edu


Nathan Phillips

Position: Director of Hockey Operations
Phone: 419-372-2086
Email: philnat@bgsu.edu


Dan Fischer

Position: Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
Phone: 419-372-7238
Email: dafisch@bgsu.edu


Maco Balkovec

Position: Assistant Hockey Coach
Phone: 419-372-7239
Email: mbalko@bgsu.edu


Scott Jess

Position: Equipment Manager
Phone: 419-372-2864
Email: sjess@bgsu.edu