The Compton Family Ice Arena is a 5,022-seat, two-rink ice facility in Notre Dame, Indiana on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The arena saw its first game on October 21, 2011. The ice arena replaced the 2,857-seat rink in the north dome of the Edmund P. Joyce Center.Our South Bend trip planner makes visiting Compton Family Ice Arena and other South Bend attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The new ice arena is located south of the Joyce Center, just north of Edison Road, and just west of where the new Irish track and field facility is being constructed. The majority of the general public arena seating is of the chair-back variety. The facility includes two sheets of ice (one of them Olympic-sized), with limited seating availability for the second sheet. Offices, locker room, and training facilities for the Notre Dame hockey program will be located within the facility. The weight room within the building will be available for use by all Fighting Irish varsity athletes. Eight auxiliary locker rooms will be available for campus and community use of the facility.
On February 12, 2009, the University of Notre Dame announced it would begin construction the next year on a new, freestanding, on-campus ice arena designed to meet the needs of both the nationally ranked Irish men's hockey team and the local community. Construction began on March 15, 2010 on the 5,022-seat arena, which opened on schedule on October 18, 2011.
The University originally had planned to renovate the current Joyce Center ice facility, but additional studies changed that plan to instead feature a new building. Now that the new facility is completed, the ice rink will be removed from the Joyce Center fieldhouse, making the north dome space available for a variety of other events.
Compton Family Ice Arena Reviews
You won't find any place better to watch a college hockey game. Great comfortable seats, not a bad seat in the house. Reasonable concessions. All located on one of the best campuses in the US. more »
Our 14U TII Hockey Team traveled from Alaska to South Bend, Indiana to compete in Nationals 2019. They all were in awe of the Compton Family Ice Arena. It is a beautiful facility, well maintained and ... more »
Visited for a ND hockey game. Good view anywhere and lots of selection for food. It was neat to walk around and read about the history of the team. After the first period there was an announcement that anyone standing could find an open seat to sit in. Awesome concept.
This place it top notch. Not a bad seat anywhere. They have Ben's pretzels. Yum.... Great Hockey program too- top notch boys playing every year. Great job coaches and staff!
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