Construction Date: Completed in 1998
Construction Cost: 6.3 Million Dollars
A 6.3 million dollar, 1420 seat division three collegiate multi-purpose hockey arena built as the first phase of a three-phase athletic facilities master plan at Norwich University. The building has masonry exterior walls supported by a custom designed steel superstructure and a reinforced concrete foundation. The roof is constructed of insulated metal sandwich panels specifically developed for use in ice arenas. The building includes many innovative features not common at the time of its construction including aluminum support-less glass dasher system (first university to employ such a system), desiccant dehumidification (previously used almost exclusively in cold storage facilities), an indirect refrigeration system, an ultra-high strength ice slab, sub-slab heating pipes, thermal seating for occupant comfort, easy hook up broadcast capability, multiple types of air quality sensors and much more. The building has become a model for others to follow. The Arena includes 6 visiting team rooms, an NU team suite, (training room, team room, changing room, weight room, bathroom), a skate sharpening shop, manager’s office, the south lobby, a visiting team lobby, ticket room, officials room, resurfacer room (with ice melt pit and backup resurfacer parking), refrigeration room and full size truck access directly into the main arena area.