Edge Ice Arena
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|Edge Ice Arena|
|Location||735 East Jefferson Street
Bensenville, Illinois 60106
|Broke ground||April 1997|
|Opened||October 1, 1997|
|Owner||Village of Bensenville|
|Operator||Village of Bensenville|
|Surface||200' x 85'(hockey)|
|Construction cost||$2.1 million
($3.09 million in 2014 dollars)
Chicago Steel (USHL)
Robert Morris University Eagles (ACHA)
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) (as practice facility)
The Edge Ice Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena located in Bensenville, Illinois. It had been used by the official training facility and practice arena for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League before the team built a new downtown Chicago training facility. The ice arena is also the home to the Chicago Steel Tier I Jr. Hockey team and the Robert Morris University Eagles Men's and Women's college ice hockey teams competing at the ACHA DI level. The Edge is also home to several local high school ice hockey teams, and is used by local figure skating clubs, youth, and adult rec. ice hockey leagues (the Chicago Blues), as well as public skating.
The Edge Ice Arena has two NHL regulation-sized ice sheets. The main sheet of ice sheet seats 2,800 fans in addition to nine luxury Sky Suites and an Executive Club Level seating area.
- The Edge has been the host of three American Collegiate Hockey Association Men's Division I National Championship Tournaments in 2005, 2010 and 2013.
- The Edge has been the host of one American Collegiate Hockey Association Women's Division I & Division II National Championship Tournament in 2008.
- In April 2010 the facility hosted the 2010 High School Hockey National Championship Tournament.
- In April 2010 the facility also hosted "Ice Dreams", a 2 hour skating spectacular presented by Cuties and hosted by Dorothy Hamill. The show featured skating talent like Johnny Weir, Rachel Flatt and many more.
- Jeff Coen (September 18, 1997). "New Ice Arena Puts Bensenville On Cutting Edge". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 19, 2011.
- Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
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