Herb Brooks Arena

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Herb Brooks Arena
HerbBrooksArena.jpg
The Herb Brooks Arena interior
Full name 1980 Rink – Herb Brooks Arena
Location Lake Placid, New York
Coordinates 44°17′00″N 073°59′08″W / 44.28333°N 73.98556°W / 44.28333; -73.98556Coordinates: 44°17′00″N 073°59′08″W / 44.28333°N 73.98556°W / 44.28333; -73.98556
Owner NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority
Operator NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority
Surface Ice
Architect Distin & Wilson
Project manager Funk & Wilcox
Capacity 7,700
Record attendance ~11,000[1]

The Herb Brooks Arena, one of three ice surfaces at the Olympic Center, is a 7,700-seat multi-purpose arena in Lake Placid, New York. This surface, along with the USA Rink, was built for the 1980 Winter Olympics.

The 1932 Rink – Jack Shea Arena, also in the Olympic Center, was the first indoor arena used for the Winter Olympics. For the 1932 Games, it hosted the figure skating and six of the twelve ice hockey games.

The 1980 Rink – Herb Brooks Arena hosted various events during the 1980 Winter Olympics, most famously the ice hockey tournament that saw the United States's 4–3 victory over the Soviet Union, the game commonly referred to as the Miracle on Ice. Figure skating events took place during those games. In 2005, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the American victory, the arena was named after the late Herb Brooks, who coached the United States team during the 1980 Olympics.

The arena has been used several times for college hockey championships in the United States. It hosted the 1984 and 1988 men's NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship, commonly referred to as the Frozen Four. The arena has hosted the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship as well, in 2007. From 1993 to 2002, the arena annually hosted the ECAC Hockey League's championships every March. The ECAC announced in July 2012 that the league will crown its champion in Herb Brooks Arena for the 2013–14, 2014–15, and 2015–16 seasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kekis, John (2005-02-24). "1980 hockey rink named in honor of Herb Brooks". USA Today. Associated Press. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • Official website, hosted by the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority
Winter Olympics
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Broadmoor World Arena
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Host of the Men's Frozen Four
1970
Succeeded by
Onondaga War Memorial
Syracuse, New York
Preceded by
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Host of the Men's Frozen Four
1984
Succeeded by
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan
Preceded by
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan
Host of the Men's Frozen Four
1988
Succeeded by
Saint Paul Civic Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Preceded by
Boston Garden
Host of the
ECAC Hockey Championship Game

1994–2002
Succeeded by
Times Union Center
Preceded by
Mariucci Arena
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Host of the Women's Frozen Four
2007
Succeeded by
DECC
Duluth, Minnesota