Construction is currently underway on the new PSU Ice Arena, a $16.4 million project that is scheduled to be completed by late summer 2010.
The Ice Arena will seat 850 spectators and serve as a teaching facility for instruction and research in ice activities, a home for Panther varsity men's and women's ice hockey teams, and a site for student recreation. The Ice Arena will also be a venue for community skating including high school athletics, adult and youth hockey leagues, figure skating, and recreational skating.
The Ice Arena will feature a Welcome Center lobby and facilities that will provide an attractive meeting place for prospective students, parents, and visitors to the campus as well as the towns of Plymouth and Holderness and the wider region.
"The Ice Arena will be more than just an athletic facility on our campus," said PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. "It will allow the University to broaden its physical resources to improve our student experience, provide a competitive advantage for student recruitment, allow more community access to our facilities, and enhance the quality of life in the region."
The Ice Arena is the first of a five-phase plan to construct PSU's new ALLWell Center complex (Active Living, Learning, and Wellness).
Future phases of the ALLWell Center will house classrooms, research laboratories, lecture halls, offices, multipurpose activity laboratories, conference rooms, and general support areas for academic and athletic programs. A new field house will provide additional instructional space. An aquatic center will enhance capacity for instruction, community programming, and serve as a qualified competition venue. The Foley Gymnasium will be relocated to a new building that will house instructional and laboratory facilities, an athletic training suite, and strength and conditioning centers for students and the community.
The entire project is designed so that on-going activities are not interrupted as new facilities come on line and old facilities are removed.
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