Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

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Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.jpg
Location 1100 Rockford Road SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Broke ground June 1999
Opened January 8, 2000
Owner City of Cedar Rapids
Operator Venueworks
Construction cost $6.7 million
($9.18 million in 2014 dollars[1])
Architect Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc.
General contractor Point Builders, LLC.
Capacity 4,000
Tenants
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL) (2000–present)
Cedar Rapids Titans (IFL) (2012–2013)
Iowa Hawkeyes Club Hockey (ACHA)

The Cedar Rapids Ice Arena is a 4,000-seat multipurpose arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, located adjacent to Veterans Memorial Stadium. The arena opened on January 8, 2000, and is owned by the city of Cedar Rapids. It is home to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League as well as several local youth hockey teams. The University of Iowa Hawkeyes club hockey team plays some of their home games at the facility. The arena contains separate sheets of ice for ice hockey games and for public and figure ice skating.

The arena serves as the home ice for the Eastern Iowa Figure Skating Club, a US Figure Skating club.

For the 2012 and 2013 seasons, it was the temporary home to the Cedar Rapids Titans indoor football team as the U.S. Cellular Center, where they will play in 2014 and beyond, was being renovated.

The arena contains two sheets of ice. One sheet is Olympic regulation (200 by 100 feet (61 by 30 m)), and the other is NHL regulation (200 by 85 feet (61 by 26 m)). Public skating, youth hockey, and figure skating events take place on both sheets of ice, whereas larger events, such as RoughRider games, are held on the NHL sheet of ice.

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  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.

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