Facility Info 

Hours of Operation 

Administrative Office Hours                  
Monday-Friday     8:00am-5:00pm         
 
 

Recreational Skating Hours

Tuesday

7:30pm - 9:00pm*

Thursday

8:30pm - 10:00pm*

Saturday

1:30pm - 3:00pm*

Sunday

2:30pm - 4:00pm*

Sunday

4:30pm - 6:00pm*

*Each time listed is a separate recreational skate. *All fees must be paid for each session.   

 Call 740.593.4676 for more information.

Recreational Skate is sponsored by the Ohio University Credit Union
OUCU


Pro Shop Hours

Sunday 7:00am-9:00pm
Monday-
Wednesday
5:00pm-Midnight 
Thursday Noon-5:00pm* & 5:00pm-Midnight 
Friday Noon-5:00pm* & 5:00pm-Close
Saturday 10:00am-Close

*Pro Shop will be open during these times only when Ohio Hockey has home games.

 

 

 

 
 

 




Select products may also be purchased at our website here.

 
Contact Information

Bird Arena Office 740.593.4623
Campus Rec Information Line 740.597.CREC
Graduate Assistant (Patrick Scott) 740.597.1440
Learn to Skate Director (Jonathan Sheridan) 740.597.1458


Find Bird Arena

Google map available here.

Bird Arena is located on Oxbow Trail next to the Aquatic Center, Grover Center, and directly across from Baker Center at coordinates F-5 (building #90) on the campus map.

Parking is available in the Baker Center garage, located across the street from the arena. More details and fees are available here.

 

Directions to Bird Arena

Coming from the South (Cincinnati)
  • Take US-50/OH-32
  • Merge to US-50W/OH-32W
  • This then becomes US-50W/US-33E
  • Take the OH-682 North exit towards Athens. (Exit #17)
  • Merge onto OH-682N and get into the right lane.
  • There is a traffic circle ("roundabout") at the end of the off-ramp. Traffic entering the circle must yield to traffic already in the circle. Keep to the right and take the first exit, onto Richland Avenue; cross the Hocking River and enter the Ohio University campus.
  • You will come to a stop light. Be in the farthest right lane.
  • Turn right at the stop light onto South Green Drive. ( Football stadium is on the right)
  • Take first left onto Oxbow Trail
  • Bird Arena is the 2nd building on your left.
Coming from the North (Columbus)
  • Take US-33E towards Lancaster.
  • Take the OH-682N exit towards Athens. (Exit #17)
  • Merge onto OH-682N and get into the right lane.
  • There is a traffic circle ("roundabout") at the end of the off-ramp. Traffic entering the circle must yield to traffic already in the circle. Keep to the right and take the first exit, onto Richland Avenue; cross the Hocking River and enter the Ohio University campus.
  • You will come to a stop light. Be in the farthest right lane.
  • Turn right at the stop light onto South Green Drive. ( Football stadium is on the right)
  • Take first left onto Oxbow Trail
  • Bird Arena is the 2nd building on your left.

Address: 102 Oxbow Trail Athens, OH 45701

 

Bird Arena Parking 

Just as a reminder when parking at any University meter – the meter fee must be paid.   Also please never park in any sign restricted space.
 
 Please call Parking Services at 593-1917 if you have any questions or concerns.