Sacred Heart University Ice Arena
Sacred Heart University (SHU), with the help of JLG Architects, is creating a new world-class collegiate ice arena to be a permanent home for the university’s men’s and women’s hockey, figure skating, and club teams. The new 3,600-seat ice arena is located on the former GE World Headquarters acquired by Sacred Heart in 2015. The design elevates the experience from every point of view — starting with the grand entry plaza, from there, fans are immersed in a game-day atmosphere unlike any other with interactive displays, custom lighting, and a continuous seating bowl with a 180-degree view overlooking Merritt Parkway through a state-of-the-art smart glass wall system. Premium seating offers luxury suites with fully catered food and beverage amenities and two clubs with feature bars overlooking the seating bowl. The design continues to celebrate SHU and it’s athletes through a team space featuring personalized custom hockey lockers and team lounge with integrated branding and lighting throughout to create a unique team atmosphere. The team space also features a video review theater, sports medicine suite and strength training facility — all with the latest technology to make training and coaching more effective and recovery time faster and safer.
CJ Morottolo, Head Hockey Coach