November 21, 2011

University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena Completed!

The puck is officially flying at the University of Notre Dame! Barton Malow Company completed construction of the University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena, which began construction in 2010. Rossetti Architects (Southfield, MI) and Barton Malow Company were selected to design and build the on-campus, 208,000 square foot, 4,500-seat arena and created an environment that speaks to Notre Dame tradition.

Across the street from the parking lot of its old facility, Joyce Arena, the University of Notre Dame hockey team, fans, and coaches helped lay the foundation for a brand new freestanding facility. The architects and engineers designed and built the entire facility with BIM for 3D and MEP coordination to detect conflicts before construction, which was a technological first for the University. The facility is designed with the intent to achieve LEED Silver certification by the USGBC. The facility contains two ice sheets, the main arena with seating, and a secondary Olympic ice rink serving as a practice and performance facility. Integrated are state-of-the-art locker rooms, offices, weight training, storage and other support spaces; and ticketing, restrooms, concessions, club space and areas for a community hockey program. The lobby area includes a balcony level with an Irish pub-themed club called “O'Briens” for season ticket holders.

On October 21, 7:35 pm, Notre Dame hosted their first game to a sold-out crowd against Rensselaer (RPI) Engineers. They christened the arena with a stunning 5-2 win against Rensselaer.