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MacInnes Student Ice Arena will be Closed for Renovations in the Spring & Summer

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech’s John MacInnes Student Ice Arena will be closed this spring and summer for overdue facility maintenance. The renovation project will begin after spring commencement and will be completed in mid-August.

During the closure, crews will be replacing the air handling units which are original to the construction of the building in 1970.

The summer closure affects all activities in the ice arena, including hockey camp, figure skating camp, and ice rentals. Normal activities plan to resume in Summer 2025.

The John MacInnes Ice Arena is home to Michigan Tech’s NCAA Division I hockey program. The facility is also used for recreational skating, youth, and adult hockey rentals, kinesiology and physiology classes, intramurals, and spring commencement. Construction on the arena began in 1970 and was opened for the 1971-72 hockey season. The building has received numerous renovations since its opening which include new seating and flooring in 2008, luxury suite additions in 2009, ice plant upgrade in 2012, and a new LED digital scoreboard in 2013.

For inquiries, please contact recreation@mtu.edu.

Summer Public Skating at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena Begins May 16

Summer public skating at MacInnes Ice Arena

Public Skating will be offered at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena this summer beginning May 16. The schedule is as follows:

  • May 16 – June 27, Sunday 3:00-4:50pm
  • July 2 – 30, Friday 5:00-6:50pm
  • August 8 – 29, Sunday 3:00-4:50pm

Public Skating is free to MTU students, SDC members, and action pass holders. $5 daily passes are available at the SDC Ticket Office.
A hockey or bicycle helmet and skates are also required. A small number of helmets are available for issue. Please note availability is not guaranteed. Skate rental not available.

All participants must fill out the COVID-19 symptom tracking form prior to arrival. Face masks are required at all times.

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