Our Future

TOMORROW: This facility has undergone a spectacular transformation! Its promising future is ensured by an innovative partnership, overseen by the non-profit Newark Sport and Event Commission, whose mission includes the following objectives:

  • To develop and encourage interest in skating as an affordable family recreational activity.
  • To create opportunities to learn how to skate and to pursue skating beyond the introductory level.
  • To provide a suitable environment for the training and competition of skaters and hockey players.
  • To enhance economic development & tourism by hosting competitions, tournaments, shows and events.

The Newark Sport and Event Commission would like to thank the following for exceptional generosity and visionary leadership of these distinguished individuals and organizations is demonstrated throughout this Arena.


City of Newark, The Thomas J. Evans Foundation, The Lindorf Family Foundation, Jane & Bill McConnell


The John & Mary Alford Foundation, Buckeye Ready Mix, City of Newark Service Department Employees, The LeFevre Foundation,
John H. McConnell, Lou Mitchell, Newark Ice Hockey Association Volunteers, Park National Corp. Foundation, Southgate Corporation


American Crane, The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, Denison University Hockey, Dow Chemical, The First Federal Foundation,
Holophane Lighting,Gary Hammer,  JRV Management, Nice Carpet, Robertson Construction State Farm Insurance Company,
William E. York (NIHA)


Best Supply, Cherubini Designs (NIHA), Claypool Electric, Colorscapes/Granville Builder’s Supply, The Energy Cooperative,
Alan & Nancy Hoffmann (NIHA), HRJL Architects, Huntington Bank, The Licking County Foundation, Dick & Dorothy Oberfield, Jim & Chris Patin,
Smart Surveying, John & Sarah Wallace


Albyn’s Landscaping, Asplundh Tree Service, The Chase Family (NIHA), Edwin & Ruth Fowler (NIHA), Stephen H. Fowler (NIHA), Hanbaum-Gartner Family, Home Depot (Newark), Kessler Signs Company, Dave & Carol Mead (NIHA), Mock Woodworking, William S. & Sue O. Moore, National Safe & Security Systems, Oberfield/Buckeye Ready Mix, Redskin Transport, Shelly Materials, Signs Now, Mobile Storage Group, Elliott Trumbull, Truck One, Jack & Regina Vivian (NIHA), W-H & Associates Engineering, Gifts in Memory of William John York

 Arena Replacement Glass

In Memory of Jerri Dennis “Hockey Grandma” ,  The Mead Family, John D. Baughman ”Go 77″,  The Robert O’Neill Family,
The Danby Family,  In Memory of Janrose Parker,  Macheli, Baldwin Northrup,LLC.,  The Rentz Family,  Ted Lerner,  The McAlear Family,
In Memory of Joseph Heist -donated by NIHA,  In Memory of Geri Felker,  The Mork Family,   NIHA,   The Meadows Family,
The Chaykowski Family,  The Bortle Family,  The Baldwins -Gary, Margaret & Cody,  Gary Hammer,