Lindenwood Ice Arena
|LU Ice Arena|
|Capacity||1,000 (Ice hockey)|
|Surface||200' x 85' (Ice hockey)|
|Construction cost||$4.5 million|
|Lindenwood Lions Men's & Women's Ice Hockey
Women's Synchronized Skating
Lindenwood Ice Arena is an arena and recreational sport facility located in Wentzville, Missouri and owned and operated by Lindenwood University. LU Ice Arena serves as the home for LU Lindenwood Lions Men's and Women's ice hockey teams and LU synchronized skating team.
It features two NHL size sheets of ice for ice hockey, figure skating and open skating, and local high school hockey . Other features of the arena include 8 locker rooms, heated bleacher seating, concession stand, and pro shop/LU Hockey team store. Current capacity for spectators is about 1,000 for each of the two NHL size hockey rinks.
The ice arena received renovations during the summer of 2010 to prepare for the transition of the university's athletic department to the NCAA. The renovation included new in-ice logos, new boards, and major updates to the women's locker room that includes a new video room and new workout room for the team's move to NCAA Division I. Also the university constructed a new men's ACHA DII/JV locker room.
The Lindenwood Ice Arena was built in 1998 as the Wentzville Ice Arena. The facility was developed, and originally owned, by Wayne Stumpf. The 67,800-square-foot (6,300 m2) complex was constructed at a cost of $4.5 million. The Wentzville Ice Arena first opened its doors to the public on December 18, 1998. Naming rights were later sold, and the arena became known as the CenturyTel Ice Arena. The arena was sold to Lindenwood University in July 2004.
- "Short Hops". St. Charles County Post. p8. December 11, 1998.
- "CenturyTel Arena will add clout to hockey program". St. Charles County Post. p1. August 3, 2004.
- Official Lindenwood Ice Arena website
- Lindenwood University Men's Homepage
- Lindenwood University Women's Homepage