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    Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum (Mapping: 509 Stadium Road, Storrs Campus)

    Gampel Pavilion

    Phone: (860) 486-2712
    Fax:
    (860) 486-6783
    Automated General Skate Schedule:
    (860) 486-3808

    Mailing Address: 2111 Hillside Road Unit 78 Storrs, CT

     

    The on-campus home for the University of Connecticut Men's and Women's ice hockey teams is the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum, which opened in the fall of 1998.

    The Forum was constructed as part of the UCONN 2000 commitment by the State of Connecticut to help rebuild, renew, and enhance the campuses of the University of Connecticut. The Forum is one of 62 different projects planned under the 10-year, $1 billion UCONN 2000 umbrella which was originally approved by the State of Connecticut Legislature near the conclusion of its 1995 session and signed into law by former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland. UConn's new ice arena replaced the open air UConn Ice Rink, which had served as Connecticut Ice Hockey's home since the early 1960s.

    UConn Women's head coach Chris Mackenzie and UConn Men's head coach Mike Cavanaugh and their staffs are housed in offices located in the Arena.

    Men's Hockey Facility Photos

    Skating Lessons

    Skating Lessons are open to the public and operate in three seasonal sessions.

    Fall Sunday afternoons: September-November
    Spring Sunday afternoons: January-March
    Summer: Monday or Wednesday Nights May-July.

    Summer Session Info 
    Fall Session Info 
    Winter Session Info 
    (Some age groups do sell-out, send in applications as soon as possible)

    All ages and skill levels are welcome. Lessons are taught by USFSA Professionals who utilize the USFSA Basic Skills Program.

    Minimum age is four years old. Parents may enroll, but must skate in their own group. Children must take lessons without a parent or guardian and use single runner skates which are available for rent.

    Helmets are recommended but not required for all participants.

    Public Skating

    General Skate Schedule in Excel Format

    Public General Skate and "Uconn Student Only" Skating Schedule in Excel Format

    General Skate sessions are open to the public. "UConn Student Only" sessions are only open to UConn Students with a valid Uconn I.D. Student groups are strongly advised to attend the "Student Only" session. During busy General Skate sessions, the facility management has the right to limit the number of UConn Students admitted to the ice to allow more public entry.

    Admission is $5, rental skates are $4 per pair. Skate sharpening is available at $5 per pair while you wait. Schedule is subject to change due to weather and other conflicts. Check by phone before leaving home at (860) 486-3808. Holiday General Skate sessions do sellout, avoid problems by arriving at least 20 minutes prior to your session.

    Facility Rental

    The facility is available to rent for skating activities. Anyone interested in inquiring about available ice slots should have a Certificate of Liability Insurance and be willing to fulfill all responsibilities on the State of Connecticut Facility use agreement.

    UConn Intramurals

    Games and participation are regulated by Recreational Services.

    Men's and Women's Hockey Club and Figure Skating Club

    UConn Club Sports

    Youth Hockey

    The Northeast Connecticut Icedogs utilize this facility as their Home Rink. The Icedogs provide teams for ages beginner to 16 years old and compete in CHC sanctioned competition

    High School Hockey

    E.O. Smith High School Hockey Co-op (Tolland High School and Windham High School) practices here and hosts their home games. The season runs from December-March.