Colgate University Class of '65 Arena | Athletic Business

Colgate University Class of '65 Arena

Hamilton, NY
Construction Cost: $28.7M
Area / Square Feet: 98,700 SF
Occupancy Date: September 2016

The Class of 1965 Arena at Colgate University is a competition ice arena for the institution’s Division I men’s and women’s hockey teams. In addition to

the NCAA regulation rink and comprehensive support facilities for the ice hockey program, the building includes new locker facilities for men’s and women’s lacrosse and soccer, a training center with hydrotherapy pools, as well as a full administration suite for athletics administration and coaches.

The arena’s main public spaces, including a double-height entry lobby and a visitor lounge on the rink level, are notably featured along the street and entryway upon arrival. The facades are composed of glass curtainwall,

high-performance concrete panels and roughhewn bluestone, a local building

material synonymous with Colgate’s campus.

The rink itself is a study in minimal finishes that declutters the appearance of complex technical elements to provide a uniform background that lends more focus to the main event. The large ceiling plane is formed by a perforated acoustical metal deck. Suspended clusters of linear LED light fixtures are

preprogrammed with energy-saving settings for practices and broadcast-level scenarios suitable for Division I competitions. Dedicated special-effect lighting punctuates player introductions and game highlights.