OSU Ice Rink
390 Woody Hayes Drive | Columbus, Ohio 43210
OSU Ice Rink - Home of Ohio State Women's Ice Hockey
The facility includes a warming room, which contain coin-operated vending machines, benches for changing shoes, lockers for checking valuables and small parcels and a pro shop complete with the latest in hockey equipment and skating apparel. The basement houses locker rooms for the Buckeyes and their opponents, a training room and a storage area.
In 1999, major renovations were made to the OSU Ice Arena to bring it into the 21st century. The facility, originally constructed in 1961, features a larger ice surface of NHL dimensions (200x85). Both bench areas and penalty boxes were refurbished and the building was brought into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A new emergency exit was installed in the south entrance and the locker room areas were made more accommodating to visiting teams.
The women's hockey team kicked off their inaugural season during 1999-00 and the first face off was Oct. 8, 1999. The rink has served as a home to the men's hockey team since 1963. University skating and hockey classes make use of the Ice Rink as well as other private parties and instructional groups also call the Ice Rink home.
The rink, which has bleachers on the west side, seats approximately 1,000 people. A standing room area located on the north side of the rink can accommodate an additional 200 spectators. Parking is available to the north (Lane Avenue entrance) and west (Tuttle lots) of the OSU Ice Rink.