Edge Ice Arena

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Edge II Ice Arena
Center
Location 735 East Jefferson Street
Bensenville, Illinois 60106
Owner Village of Bensenville
Operator Village of Bensenville
Capacity 3,000 (hockey)
Surface 200' x 85'(hockey)
Construction
Broke ground April 1997[1]
Opened October 1, 1997[1]
Construction cost $2.1 million[1]
($3.13 million in 2017 dollars[2])
Tenants

Chicago Blues (Youth Hockey)

Chicago Steel (USHL) (2000–2015)
Robert Morris University-Illinois Eagles (ACHA)
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) (as practice facility)

The Edge II Ice Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena located in Bensenville, Illinois. It had been used as 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 arena also had been used by Chicago Steel (USHL) from 2000-2015. The ice arena is also the home to 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.

Facilities[edit]

The Edge II 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.

Special Events[edit]

  • The Edge II has been the host of four American Collegiate Hockey Association Men's Division I National Championship Tournaments in 2005, 2010, 2013 and 2016.[3]
  • The Edge II has been the host of one American Collegiate Hockey Association Women's Division I & Division II National Championship Tournament in 2008.[3]
  • In April 2010 the facility hosted the 2010 High School Hockey National Championship Tournament.[4]
  • 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.
  • The wagon wheel skating club held their annual skating competition event here from September 11–13, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jeff Coen (September 18, 1997). "New Ice Arena Puts Bensenville On Cutting Edge". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.achahockey.org/page.php?page_id=18410&league_id=1059
  4. ^ http://www.yournorthhills.com/northhillsnews/article/titans-shine-national-spotlight-lynch-scores-seven-goals-elimination-round

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Coordinates: 41°56′48″N 87°55′32″W / 41.94667°N 87.92556°W / 41.94667; -87.92556