Facilities

It’s safe to say that from its grand opening in February 1967, to its around-the-clock operation today, no one building in Bowling Green has been more responsible for uniting the University and community than the BGSU Ice Arena.  The building’s three major activities (ice hockey, figure skating and curling) have drawn together persons of all ages and backgrounds. Many long-lasting friendships have been formed through the programs offered at the facility.  The Ice Arena boasts over 110,000 square feet and includes a variety of different spaces used by both the University and surrounding communities for competitive and recreational purposes.  The building is home to Falcon Hockey, the BGSU Men’s Club Hockey team, the BGSU Figure Skating Club, Bowling Green High School Hockey, the Bowling Green Skate Club, Bowling Green Youth Hockey, the Bowling Green Curling Club, and numerous other groups. The Ice Arena provides a fun, safe, and athletic environment welcoming to all ages, skill levels and patrons.

FACILITY AREAS

Ice Arena Spaces:
  • Main Ice
  • Multi-Purpose Ice
  • Ice Arena Lounge
  • Six Locker Rooms
  • Men’s Changing Rooms
  • Women’s Changing Rooms
  • Zamboni Room
  • Staff Offices
Falcon Hockey Spaces:
  • Coaching Staff Offices
  • Lounge
  • Training Facility
  • Hockey Locker Rooms
  • Baseball Locker Rooms
Description:

The Main Ice at the Slater Family Ice Arena can be rented for a wide range of events and functions involving hockey, figure skating, broomball, or general recreational skating.

Size:
  • 85' x 200'
Capacity:
  • Seating capacity: 4, 600
  • Standing capacity: 400
  • Overall capacity: 5,000
Availability:
  • Summer: June 18, 2018 – August 31, 2018
    • Monday – Friday only, Weekend upon special request
  • Fall/Winter: September 4, 2018 – April 26, 2019
    • Monday – Sunday
  • Closed: April 28, 2018 – June 17, 2018
    • Annual Maintenance
    • No Ice, Closed to Public
Activities and Usage:
  • Falcon Hockey
  • Youth Hockey
  • High School Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Public Skate
  • Corporate & Organizational Rentals
  • Private Rentals
  • Ice Show/Exhibitions
  • Broomball
  • University Club Sports

Rentals & Reservations

Description:

The Multi Purpose ice is a unique space at the BGSU Ice Arena that can be used for activities such as hockey, figure skating, curling, public skating, and broomball.  Corporate events, family outings, and organizational parties in conjunction with the Lounge are very popular.

Size:
  • 57’ x 150’
Capacity:
  • Standing room only
Availability:
  • Summer: June 18, 2018 - August 31, 2018
    • No Ice
  • Fall/Winter: September 8, 2018 - April 26, 2019
    • Monday - Sunday
    Closed: April 28, 2018 - June 17, 2018
    • Annual Maintenance
    • No Ice, Closed to Public
Activities and Usage:
  • Instructional programming
  • Youth Hockey
  • High School Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Public Skate
  • Corporate & Organizational Rentals
  • Private Rentals
  • Broomball
  • University Club Sports

Rentals & Reservations

Description:

The Ice Arena Lounge is large enough to accommodate up to 125 people, yet can maintain a "living room" atmosphere for smaller functions.  It is an excellent venue for academic seminars, retirement parties, business meetings, a variety of social events and even wedding receptions.  Catering and alcoholic beverage options are available.  Please request at the time of booking so the appropriate arrangements can be made.  Candles are not permitted.

Size:
  • 2,800 Sq Ft
Capacity:
  • 86 Seated Banquet Style, 100 Cocktail
Availability:
  • Summer: June 18, 2018 – August 31, 2018
    • Monday – Friday, Upon request
  • Fall/Winter: September 8, 2018 – April 26, 2019
    • Monday – Sunday, Upon request
  • Closed: April 28, 2018 – June 17, 2018
    • Annual Maintenance
    • Closed to Public, Special request
Activities and Usage:
  • Birthday Parties
  • Corporate & Organizational Rentals
  • Private Rentals
  • Meetings
  • Baby and Wedding Showers
  • Small Receptions

Rentals & Reservations


HOLIDAYS

The Ice Arena is closed on the following holidays. Holidays not listed below may have reduced hours or varying schedules. Please visit the Ice Schedule page to check a specific day.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

RECENT RENOVATIONS

The BGSU Ice Arena underwent nearly six months of renovations in 2010 to update facilities including:

  • New ice plant; including new compressors, chillers, dehumidification systems and boilers
  • New lighting of the Main Ice; three times stronger than the previous lighting
  • New roof and gutter system
  • Masonry cleaning
  • Conversion of the Curling Ice to the Multi-Purpose Ice with boards, glass and netting for hockey and skating while maintaining three curling lanes
  • Addition of four new locker rooms
  • Renovation of current locker rooms with new benches, paint and skate tread
  • Lounge upgrades
  • New concession stand
  • New pro shop
  • New skate rental area with 500 new rental skates
  • New sound system throughout the facility