Fred Rust Ice Arena

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Fred Rust Ice Arena
University of Delaware Ice Arena
Location Newark, Delaware
Owner University of Delaware
Operator University of Delaware
Capacity 2,500 (hockey)
Surface 200' x 85'
200' x 98'
Opened 1971
Tenants
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens

The Fred Rust Ice Arena or University of Delaware Ice Arena multi-purpose arena on the campus of The University of Delaware located in Newark, Delaware. The Facility houses two ice sheets the main ice arena, the Fred Rust Ice Arena, is a 2,500-seat regulation Olympic sized ice arena on the UD campus. The Fred Rust Ice Arena was built in 1988 and houses the Olympic-sized ice area, a VIP lounge, a pro shop, locker rooms, weight and fitness facility, and a concession area.[1] The Gold Arena is the NHL sized ice sheet and was constructed in 1971. The Gold arena sits adjacent to the Fred Rust on the UD campus.

The facility is home to the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens men's and women's ice hockey teams competing. The men's team competes at the ACHA Division I level in the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League; while the women's team competes at ACHA Women's Division II level in the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference. It is also home of the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club and University of Delaware Synchronized Skating Club

The Ice Arena is also used for recreational sports by UD students and local public, as well as various local youth hockey programs, recreational and competitive figure skating.[2]

Ice Skating Science Development Center[edit]

The University of Delaware Ice Skating Science Development Center (ISSDC) is one of the world's leading training and research sites for the sport of figure skating. It uses the Fred Rust Ice Arena and the Gold Ice Arena, as well as strength and aerobic training rooms and dance studio. UD faculty have collaborated with the World and Olympic coaches to advance the body of knowledge in figure skating, and encoumpasses research areas of: sports medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics and sports psychology.[3]

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Coordinates: 39°39′55″N 75°45′02″W / 39.665244°N 75.750561°W / 39.665244; -75.750561