Slater Family Ice Arena

The Slater Family Ice Arena is a 5,000-seat hockey arena in Bowling Green, Ohio. It is home to the BGSU Falcons ice hockey team of the WCHA. It was built from 1965 to 1967 for a cost of $1.8 million and opened in February 1967.[1] The arena originally had seating for 2,863 until 1989 when it was expanded to its current size of 5,000.[2] Formerly known as the BGSU Ice Arena, it was renamed in 2016.[3]

Slater Family Ice Arena
Former namesBGSU Ice Arena
LocationBowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
Coordinates41°22′44″N 83°37′40″W
OwnerBowling Green State University
OperatorBowling Green State University
Capacity5,000 (ice hockey)
Surface200' x 85' (ice hockey)
Broke groundSpring, 1965
OpenedFebruary 25, 1967
Construction cost$1.8 million
ArchitectBuegher & Stowe, Toledo, Ohio
BGSU Men’s Ice Hockey (1967-present)

Ice hockey

  • Bowling Green State University's NCAA Division I men's team competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). The team began in 1969 and played in the MCHA for the first two seasons before joining the CCHA as a charter member for the 1971-72 season.
  • BGSU men's club team (ACHA Division II/GLIHA)
  • BGSU women's club team (independent)
  • Bowling Green High School varsity and junior varsity teams
  • BGSU intramural broomball, curling, and hockey
  • Bowling Green Youth Hockey Association

Figure skating


The BGSU Ice Arena was home to the Bowling Green Curling Club for 48 years (1968-2016). In the spring of 2016, the Club began a move to a dedicated curling facility. On October 21st, 2017 the move was completed.[5]


  1. KEVIN GORDON/Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor. "BGSU Ice Arena renovations on hold". Archived from the original on 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-01-23.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. "BGSU Ice Arena". Bowling Green Athletics. BGSU. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. Kuebeck, Peter (December 9, 2016). "BGSU trustees give OK to Slater Family Ice Arena name". Bowling Green, Ohio: Sentinel-Tribune. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  4. Romaker, Janet (15 February 2009). "City of Bowling Green gears up to observe A Golden Moment". The Blade. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  5. "Black Swamp Curling Center celebrates grand opening". Retrieved 7 October 2019.

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