Bird Arena

Welcome to Bird Arena 


Congratulations to Steve Sammons, Associate Director of Campus Recreation and an integral part of the OHIO Hockey Family on his retirement Friday. Steve has been involved with the hockey program in one capacity or another since 1983 and he will be missed by everyone here at Bird Arena, Campus Recreation, OHIO Hockey and campus wide.



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.


 Recreational Skating


   September 23rd

Tuesday & Thursday
2:30p-4p & 4:30-6p

Join us at Bird Arena Friday (10/17) & Saturday (10/18) to watch your Ohio Bobcats Hockey team face off against Syracuse!

Doors open @ 6:45p
Puck drops @ 7:30p
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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