Center Ice Arena is one of the countries top leading ice rinks and entertainment facility. Center Ice is host to many western Pennsylvania college and high school hockey teams and home to the Allegheny Badgers. We host a great number of special events, shows, exhibitions, tournaments, schools and competitions.
Center Ice Arena is a private venture of the Nese, Mazzenga and Franci families and built by Nese Construction. The original construction was completed in June 1997. Center Ice began with two NHL ice sheets, a skate shop and snack bar. In 2000, it was apparent that more space was needed, and construction began on a large party room and conference area and a full-service fitness center open to the skaters and general public. A video arcade was added, along with a reconfiguration of the parking lot to allow for additional traffic.
In spring of 2003, Center Ice began construction of a third NHL ice sheet. The third ice sheet opened- completely sold out-in August 2003.