Ice Arena

Ice Arena - Facility Information

The Lounge, Main Ice, and Multi-Purpose Ice may be rented for activities including church outings, school-field trips, scout socials, or private functions such as wedding receptions, showers, meetings and even birthday parties.  The descriptions below detail the available accommodations and costs associated with the various facilities in the Ice Arena.

Rentals are open to all including BGSU students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

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Please contact Jamie Baringer regarding availability and booking for all spaces within the BGSU Ice Arena at 419.372.2764 or Complete and e-mail the Ice Request Form (PDF) for recurring reservations and special events. 

2010 & 2011 Renovations Improve Ice Arena Facilities

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

  • New ice plant (including new compressors, chillers, dehumidification system(s) and boilers)
  • New lighting over the Main Ice (three times stronger than the current lighting)
  • New roof and gutter system
  • Masonry cleaning
  • Conversion of the Curling Ice to “multi-purpose” ice with boards, glass, and netting for hockey/skating while maintaining three curling lanes
  • Renovation of current locker rooms with benching, paint and skate tread
  • Addition of four new locker rooms
  • Lounge upgrades
  • New concession stand
  • New Pro Shop
  • New Skate Rental Area with 500 New Skates
  • New Sound Systems

Area Descriptions

Main Ice - 85' x 200'

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

Skate Rental is available for your rental. Extra fees apply.

The Lounge

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The Ice Arena Lounge is large enough to comfortably accommodate up to 125 people, yet can maintain a "living room" atmosphere for smaller functions.

It is an excellent venue for wedding receptions, retirement parties, academic seminars, business meetings, and a variety of social events. Customers are allowed flexibility with regards to catering. Please inquire about the many options. Alcoholic beverages are available. Please request at time of booking so that arrangements can be made. Kitchen facilities including food warmers, a refrigerator, freezer, sink, and microwave are available. Candles are not permitted.

Multi-Purpose Ice - 57' x 150'

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The Multi-Purpose rink is a unique space at the BGSU Ice Arena that can be used for activities such as Hockey, Figure Skating, Public Skate, Curling, and Broomball.  Corporate events, family outings and organizational parties in conjunction with the Lounge are very popular. 

 Rental Rates

Main IceThe LoungeMulti-Purpose Ice
BGSU Affiliate*
BGSU Affiliate
$80.00/first two hours
BGSU Affiliate
General Public
Each Additional Hour
General Public
 General Public
$150.00/first two hours
 Each Additional Hour
Click HERE for BGSU Ice Arena Refund/Return Policy
BGSU Affiliate rate is valid for current faculty/staff/student group or organization, hosting an official BGSU function.