St. Olaf is committed to building an on-campus ice arena that will foster stronger connections between athletics, academics, and wellness. The arena, connected to the Skoglund/Tostrud athletic complex, will engage the campus community in year-round ice-related opportunities for hockey and broomball players, curlers, skaters, and fans — all coming together in a central location that will support competitive success by seamlessly integrating athletic and recreational activities with academic pursuits.
For Every Ole
Supporting a campus community engaged in overall wellness
requires investment in modern facilities.
Raised so far
St. Olaf will build a modern, $8 million indoor ice arena with the capacity to greatly enhance the Ole community. The project includes an ice-level buildout and new program spaces. When complete, the facility will place St. Olaf at the forefront of its peers and provide an outstanding resource for its active students, faculty, and staff.
With over $6.15 million in commitments to date, St. Olaf initiated construction in winter 2018, and is working to raise $1.85 million to complete and open the arena in spring 2019.
What Oles Say
Coaches, athletes, and administrators talked to us about what this project would mean to them and to the community.
“I am so excited for the future of this program – for the men and the women to play on this rink, to get the community involved, to have students be involved.”
For the Fans
“I know there are students who want to go to the games; however, they don’t have the means of transportation to get there.”
For the Community
“Curling is a perfect addition to the St. Olaf culture. The entire game is based on respect for your opponent and respect for the game.”