An ice hockey arena (or ice hockey venue, or ice hockey stadium) is a sport venue in which an ice hockey competition is held. Alternatively it is used for other sports such as broomball, ringette and rink bandy.
A number of ice hockey arenas were also designed for use by multiple types of sport, such as basketball. In many of these multi-purpose arenas, such as the United Center in Chicago and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, an insulated plywood floor is placed, piece-by-piece, on top of the ice surface, and then the basketball court boards are placed over that.
This list is incomplete. See the link above for a more complete list.
Arena names with an asterisk (*) after their city name means that it has either been demolished or is no longer used by any ice hockey teams.
- The Montreal Forum in Montreal* was the home of 24 Stanley Cup Champions
- The Bell Centre in Montreal is the largest hockey arena of the National Hockey League.
- Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary was expandable to IIHF rink dimensions
- Rogers Arena in Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics Men's Hockey Gold Medal match (originally General Motors Place)
- Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto* is now partially occupied by the Ryerson Rams' athletic centre, with the remainder housing a Loblaws supermarket
- Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (formerly known as Air Canada Centre)
- Rogers Place in Edmonton
- Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa (originally The Palladium; later known as Corel Centre and Scotiabank Place)
- Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg
- Videotron Centre in Quebec City
- Madison Square Garden in New York City is "The World's Most Famous Arena"
- Chicago Stadium in Chicago* was "The Madhouse on Madison"
- United Center in Chicago, the replacement for Chicago Stadium
- Staples Center in Los Angeles
- PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh
- Matthews Arena, in Boston, the world's oldest indoor ice hockey venue still in use (opened 1910), hosts the Northeastern Huskies collegiate hockey teams
- Boston Garden in Boston* (1928–1995) had an undersized rink because it was built when the NHL had no regulation rink specifications
- Appleton Arena in Canton, New York has been home of the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints since opening in 1950
- TD Garden in Boston, capacity of 17,565 for Bruins games
- Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul
- Pepsi Center in Denver
- American Airlines Center in Dallas
- BB&T Center in the Miami suburb of Sunrise, Florida
- Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
- Honda Center in Anaheim
- KeyBank Center in Buffalo
- Gila River Arena in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona
- Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale
- Nationwide Arena in Columbus
- Prudential Center in Newark, known as "The Rock"
- SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose
- Enterprise Center in St. Louis
- Amalie Arena in Tampa
- Capital One Arena in Washington
- Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
- T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip
- Little Caesars Arena in Detroit
- PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
- Ingalls Rink at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
- Megasport Arena in Moscow
- The Stadio Olympica in Cortina d'Ampezzo was the main venue of the 1956 Winter Olympics.
- The Palasport Olimpico in Turin was the main venue of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
- Odyssey Arena in Belfast
- Braehead Arena in Glasgow
- National Ice Centre in Nottingham
- iceSheffield in Sheffield
- Sheffield Arena in Sheffield
- Fife Ice Arena in Kirkcaldy
- SkyDome Arena in Coventry
- Dundee Ice Arena in Dundee
- Murrayfield Ice Rink in Edinburgh
- Altrincham Ice Dome in Altrincham
- Blackburn Arena in Blackburn
- Manchester Arena in Manchester* was home to Manchester Storm (1995–2002 – Relaunched in 2015 playing at Altrincham Ice Dome)
- Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff
Centre Bell in Montreal
- "Game Changers: How the United Center is converted from ice to hardwood". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
- Mitchell, Houston (2012-04-16). "Staples Center changes from basketball to hockey in time-lapse video". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
- January 27th, 2010 Montreal, QP @ Centre Bell
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ice hockey venues.|
- Ice Hockey Arena
- Hockeyarenas.net Information about ice hockey arenas from around the world
- Hockey Rinks and Arenas in North America w/ Schedules A directory of Ice Hockey Arenas Throughout North America w/ Schedules established 1997