Bird Arena

Welcome to Bird Arena 


The Ohio University, Bird Ice Arena is an indoor ice facility featuring an illuminated 190' by 85' ice surface. Activities include recreational skating, Learn to Play Hockey, Athens Youth Hockey Association, academic classes, intramural broomball, recreational hockey, learn to skate programs, figure skating, birthday parties, and private rentals. The facility is open from late September to March and available to university students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community. Bird Ice Arena is home ice for the four-time ACHA national champions, the ACHA D-1 Ohio University Men's Ice Hockey team.

Bird Arena is committed to improving the quality of life for its students, faculty, staff and their families, as well as quality learning and employment experiences for students interested in careers in Recreation and Sport Management. The departmental programs and facilities complement the academic goals of the university by encouraging physical, emotional and social growth of individuals by developing skills and positive attitudes for leisure through the development of competitive and lifetime activities.


Interested in playing

Ohio Bobcats Hockey?


There will be an information meeting regarding Try Outs on Tuesday August 26th  at 5:15 pm in the Mezzanine of Bird Arena.

Try Outs will be
Wednesday August 27th at Noon at Bird Arena-On ice, Thursday August 28th at Noon at Bird Arena-On ice, Friday August 29th at Noon at Bird Arena-On ice.

All of the on ice sessions are open to the public! It is a perfect time to come out and meet the coaches, receive information regarding season tickets, join the Blueline Boosters, and get involved with your Ohio Bobcats Hockey Team!

 To register for Try Outs please contact Head Coach Sean Hogan at or visit our website.

For Information about Ohio Hockey go to
If you have any questions or comments please call the Bird Arena office at 740.593.4676
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