Slater Family Ice Arena

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Slater Family Ice Arena
Former names BGSU Ice Arena
Location Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 41°22′44″N 83°37′40″W / 41.378958°N 83.627801°W / 41.378958; -83.627801Coordinates: 41°22′44″N 83°37′40″W / 41.378958°N 83.627801°W / 41.378958; -83.627801
Owner Bowling Green State University
Operator Bowling Green State University
Capacity 5,000 (ice hockey)
Surface 200' x 85' (ice hockey)
Broke ground Spring, 1965
Opened February 25, 1967
Construction cost $1.8 million
Architect Buegher & Stowe, Toledo, Ohio
Bowling Green Falcons men's ice hockey

The Slater Family Ice Arena is a 5,000-seat hockey arena in Bowling Green, Ohio. It is home to the BGSU Falcons ice hockey team of the WCHA. It was built from 1965 to 1967 for a cost of $1.8 million and opened in February 1967.[1] The arena originally had seating for 2,863 until 1989 when it was expanded to its current size of 5,000.[2] Formerly known as the BGSU Ice Arena, it was renamed in 2016.[3]

Ice hockey[edit]

  • Bowling Green State University's NCAA Division I men's team competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). The team began in 1969 and played in the MCHA for the first two seasons before joining the CCHA as a charter member for the 1971-72 season.
  • BGSU men's club team (ACHA Division II/GLIHA)
  • BGSU women's club team (independent)
  • Bowling Green High School varsity and junior varsity teams
  • BGSU intramural broomball, curling, and hockey
  • Bowling Green Youth Hockey Association

Figure skating[edit]

  • BGSU Synchronized Skating Team
  • Bowling Green Figure Skating Club
  • Other individual skating programs and competitions[4]


The BGSU Ice Arena was home to the Bowling Green Curling Club for 48 years (1968-2016). In the spring of 2016, the Club began a move to a dedicated curling facility.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ KEVIN GORDON/Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor. "BGSU Ice Arena renovations on hold". Archived from the original on 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  2. ^ "BGSU Ice Arena". Bowling Green Athletics. BGSU. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Kuebeck, Peter (December 9, 2016). "BGSU trustees give OK to Slater Family Ice Arena name". Bowling Green, Ohio: Sentinel-Tribune. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ Romaker, Janet (15 February 2009). "City of Bowling Green gears up to observe A Golden Moment". The Blade. Retrieved 12 March 2014.