Ice Arena

Due to ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Kent State Ice Arena will be closed until further notice, effective Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, to all users within the university and the general public. 

The closing is part of the university’s mitigation strategy to stem the spread of COVID-19 on campus, throughout the larger Portage County community and in the Northeast Ohio region.

The ice arena had not been opened to Kent State students or the general public for fall semester, but was being used by Kent State student organizations, several area high school hockey teams and regional hockey clubs.
Any group that has paid for ice time will be refunded. 

Kent State student employees who work at the ice arena will be contacted by their supervisors next week to discuss alternative employment within Recreational Services.

Anyone with questions should call 330-672-0464 or email

General Information

The Ice Arena, built in 1970, is a family-friendly facility serving both the university community and outlying communities. There are two ice surfaces: the Main Rink measuring 200’ X 85’ and the Rec Rink measuring 150’ X 80’. Recreational skating, figure skating, ice hockey, birthday parties, and private rentals are just a few things to consider while at the Ice Arena. The Ice Arena offers a multi-purpose meeting room, skate sharpening, and a full-service snack bar which accepts KSU Flashcards.  The Ice Arena is home to the Kent State ACHA Hockey Team and the Kent State Figure Skating Team. It is also home to six area high school teams, a figure skating club and a youth hockey program. 

Please feel free to browse our website for more detailed programming information or contact the KSU Ice Arena. 

Address: 650 Loop Road, Kent, Ohio 44242
Phone: 330-672-RINK

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