New State-of-the-Art Ice Arena and Ice Plant
The Pegula Ice Arena, the new home of Penn State hockey, is owned and operated by The Pennsylvania State University. The new state-of-the-art venue was designed to be a fan-friendly, entertaining environment and provide the fastest, hardest ice in college hockey. Both men’s and women’s teams transitioned to Division I status to coincide with the completion of the facility.
The 228,000-sf facility features a 6,000-seat main arena, including a 1,000-seat student section, with an NHL regulation-size ice rink. New locker rooms, weight room, offices and training spaces serve the Penn State men’s and women’s ice hockey teams. A second NHL regulation-size rink with 300 seats operates nearly 24 hours a day for practice and tournament use by community and youth hockey leagues and figure skaters.
With eight team locker rooms, the arena offers ice time to recreational and high school hockey programs, as well as intramural and local speed skating and broomball clubs.
Both rinks utilize RO flood water and feature a high efficiency screw compressor ice making system, custom designed by IMEG for operator safety, performance, redundancy, and maintenance.
2014 AIA TAP BIM Award 2014
ENR Regional Best Project