Michigan State hockey has a rich history that dates back more than 100 years when it played its home games outdoors on the campus’ Red Cedar River. It eventually moved indoors into Demonstration Hall and then to its current home at Munn Ice Arena in 1974.
As Munn aged, various updates were performed over time to maintain the fan and student-athlete experience – but none as significant as the addition and renovation that Barton Malow began in 2019 and concluded prior to the start of the 2022 hockey season.
The college sports renovation project consisted of constructing a 30,000-SF addition on the southern side of the rink to serve as a grand entrance to the facility as well as add functional space for fans, the coaching staff, and student-athletes. The main floor of the addition houses the new hockey administrative offices, coach’s offices, and weight room.
Also included off the main entrance is a Michigan State Hockey Hall of History, where fans attending games at Munn Ice Arena can relive the Spartans’ three Division I men’s ice hockey national championships, as well as remember some of the notable professional players and Olympians who skated for the Spartans.
The basement level of the addition features a variety of amenities to enhance the student-athlete experience. These include:
- A state-of-the-art home locker room
- A film room
- Training and hydrotherapy suites
- A shooting room
- Lounge space
- Player’s lockers