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About Thompson Arena

  • Built - 1975
  • 83,600 Square Feet
  • Seats 3,500 Fans
  • Ice Surface - 200 x 85

Facilities Include:

  • Equipment room
  • Coaches offices
  • Press box located high above the ice at the blue line
  • Smoyer Lounge
  • Locker rooms for both men's and women's hockey teams
  • Officials and visiting team locker rooms
  • On-site laundry facility
  • Three concession areas for fans
  • The history of both men's and women's programs prominently displayed on concourse walls

Thompson Ice Arena is one of two Dartmouth sports facilities designed by the Italian structural engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, known popularly as the "poet in concrete" in tribute to the buildings he designed for the Rome Olympics. Thompson Arena is located just across South Park Street from Leverone Field House, the other Nervi-designed building. Built in 1975, the 83,600 square foot building is home to the Big Green's Men's and Women's ice hockey teams and seats 3,500 spectators. Thompson also contains Smoyer Lounge, dressing rooms and training facilities for the field hockey and Men's and Women's soccer teams that practice and play on nearby Chase Field and Burnham Field.

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