Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
Phone: (860) 486-2712
Fax: (860) 486-6783
Automated General Skate Schedule: (860) 486-3808
Address: 509 Jim Calhoun Way, U-3275, Storrs CT 06269-3275
- Directions in PDF Format
- Student Employment Is Available
- Skate Sharpening Is available for $5 "while you wait," after 5pm on weekdays and anytime on weekends.
- This Facility Accepts Cash And Checks Only; No Credit Or Debit Cards
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.
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.
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 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.
Current Prices as of August 1, 2015: Admission is $7 for anyone wishing to participate in a Public General Skate(Students must pay), rental skates are $5 per pair. All sessions are 60 minutes. Skate rentals and paid admission are only good for one session. 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.
Games and participation are regulated by Recreational Services.
|Men's and Women's Hockey Club and Figure Skating Club|
The Northeast Huskies utilize this facility as their Home Rink. The Huskies 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.