Autumn 2016

Colgate block C logo 6 teams, 1 home

With heart and hand, now we’ll win for thee


under construction



5,500 gal.

of paint

1,000 tons

of steel

3,600 cubic yd.

of concrete



11 miles of refrigerant tubing in rink



The big reveal



3,500 lb.

each step of the main staircase

10,600 gal.

of water that makes up the ice



Innovative ice-making technology

which is ammonia-free and which integrated with the building systems to supplement heating and cooling




Energy-efficient building

employing 166,000 square feet of air-vapor barrier and insulation



Crowd in the entryway of the Class of 1965 Arena



go, ’gate!



6 teams

are headquartered in the new arena:

men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse.

559 contributors

helped make this project a reality.


Colgate hardhat with 4 signed hockey pucks

13 members of the Board of Trustees put 13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 pucks under center ice at the official groundbreaking.

Members of the Class of 1965 stand by ice, observing the scoreboard

Class of ’65 named the arena and the Steven J. Riggs ’65 Rink as their 50th Reunion gift. Read more about the Class of 1965 Arena.



Homecoming Weekend

October 1, 2016



Colgate player chases the puck while a player from Army is in pursuit

Men’s hockey game

2-2 tie with Army West Point.

A sellout crowd of 2,222 people attended, including 600 students; 28 members of the Class of 1965 returned

The women's hockey team celebrates on the ice

Women’s hockey game

A victory over New Hampshire, 4-2.