Pegula Ice Arena, which broke ground in early February 2012, will feature two ice surfaces - a main rink, home to Penn State's varsity hockey programs, and a community rink. The main arena will feature 6,000 seats, including a 1,000-seat student section.
The two-sheet facility will be home to the Nittany Lions beginning with the 2013-14 season and will feature a 5,000-square foot weight room, hydrotherapy training room, steam room, team lounge and locker room area.
When visitors come to Hockey Valley, they will experience some of the best amenities college hockey has to offer. Pegula Ice Arena will feature an interactive history of Penn State Hockey, as well as concession stands, suites, loge boxes and club seats. In addition, the arena's ability to house state-of- the-art media and broadcasting facilities will allow it to host National Hockey League and American Hockey League games, bringing hockey's best to State College.
The Centre County community will also be able to take advantage of the community rink, which will be open approximately 360 days per year for public use. The rink will seat 300 fans, feature eight locker rooms and host local youth hockey and skating programs.
The facility was brought to fruition by the $102 million donation - the largest in University history - from Terrence M. and Kim Pegula, who, through their gift, helped elevate Penn State's club programs to the NCAA Division I level.
Pegula Ice Arena will be located near the corner of University Drive and Curtin Road, across from the Bryce Jordan Center. It will be completed in time for the 2013-14 season, coinciding with the men's and women's hockey teams second year at the varsity level. The men's team will join the Big Ten for the 2013-14 season, while the women's squad will begin its second year as a member of College Hockey America. Plan to see Pegula Ice Arena and other attractions that appeal to you using our State College trip planner.
Pegula Ice Arena Reviews
We are PSU graduates that have just moved back to the area and want to take in all this college town has to offer. We went to a hockey game at the Pegula Ice Arena. It's a great facility, and while.... more »
I took my son there for a youth hockey game and I was just as impressed as he was. The arena was so immaculate, it looks like it was just built yesterday. Very clean, cozy, and comfortable. Would... more »
Cool place to relax and watch hockey sport especially during the summer when the weather is so hot. I enjoyed it
Its a great College ice rink, good selection of food and terrific bathroom placements. But if your past the age of College years you might feel a little out of place among the boisterous students.
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