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.
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SUMMER CLOSURE :
The ice rink will close for the summer on
Monday, April 16, 2018.
Freestyle Ice Time is for private one-on-one lessons though it is open to the public, it is intended for the use of coaching students who have finished Learn To Skate training program. It is more structured/programmed than public recreational skates. Freestyle sessions allow skates extra practice time to fine-tune their skills. Skaters can work independently on various skills or receive a private lesson.
Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday : 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Every Sunday from 5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Cost : $10 per person
ProShop will be open for Hockey D1 games.
To purchase OHIO Hockey apparel online, visit our online store here !
Located in Bird Arena, Rinkside serves a variety of meal and beverage options during select events including hockey games, ice events and educational programs.
For Rinkside times and menu, visit https://www.ohio.edu/food/locations/Rinkside.cfm
102 Oxbow Trail, Athens, Ohio 45701