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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 September through April 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. 

 
BIRD ARENA 2018 OPERATIONAL HOURS
 
REC SKATE HOURS WILL RESUME TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2. 
 
Tuesdays- 12pm-1pm
Thursdays- 12pm-1pm & 10pm-11:30pm
Saturdays- 1:30pm-3:30pm
Sundays- 3pm-4:30pm
 
 
FREESTYLE SKATE

Freestyle Ice Time is for scheduled private one-on-one lessons & independent skating. It is intended for the use of coaching students who have finished the Learn To Skate program. It is more structured/programmed than public recreational skates.  Freestyle sessions allow skaters extra practice time to fine-tune their skills. Skaters can work independently on various skills or receive a scheduled private lesson by contacting  FreestyleSkate@ohio.edu.

FREESTYLE HOURS 

 
 Mondays- 7:30am-9am
Tuesdays- 5:15pm-6pm
Wednesdays- 7:30am-9am
Thursdays- 4:30pm-5:45pm
Fridays- 7:30am-9am & 4pm-5:30pm
Saturdays- 11:45am-11:15pm
 
 
DROP-IN HOCKEY

Sundays- 5pm-6:45pm

Cost : $10 per person

 
PROSHOP

ProShop will be open for Hockey D1 games.

To purchase OHIO Hockey apparel online, visit our online store here:  https://bobcatstore.org/

 
 
RINKSIDE

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

 

Location

102 Oxbow Trail, Athens, Ohio 45701
 


 

Contact Information

(740) 593-4676
BirdMarketing@ohio.edu