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Facility Info & Hours

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

Recreational Skating Hours
Tuesday 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Adjusted Hours/Closures

Sunday, March 5: Drop-In hockey is moved to 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.

Monday, March 6 - Thursday, March 9: Standard programming begins at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 7 & Thursday, March 9: Standard morning hockey, 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Friday, March 9: Standard programming begins at 3:30 p.m.

Rec Skate is cancelled the following days for AYHA Tournaments:

Saturday, March 11: 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Saturday, March 18: 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.


For a full calendar of Bird Ice Arena, please visit our Google Calendar here

Please be sure to follow the Bird Arena apparel requirements  (PDF). 


The Bird Ice Arena Pro Shop is temporarly closed. 

To purchase OHIO Hockey apparel online, visit our  online store here !



102 Oxbow Trail, Athens, Ohio 45701


Contact Information

(740) 593-4676