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University of Illinois Ice Arena

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Address: 406 E Armory Ave, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6201

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Filled with history.

This is the place to come and watch hockey in Champaign, oh it's the only place to go and watch hockey in Champaign. The University of Illinois ice hockey play here and are fun... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Scott N
Champaign, Illinois
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Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is the place to come and watch hockey in Champaign, oh it's the only place to go and watch hockey in Champaign. The University of Illinois ice hockey play here and are fun to watch and cheer on. It is design by the same person that did Memorial stadium on campus.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Ice Arena is a great place to skate with friends. The ice is of great quality. Also, come to catch a Fighting Illini Hockey game!

Thank ElanKaroll
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went ice skating with friends. First time ever! Got to play bloomball (or something like that) too. The place was really cold but what else would you expect from an Ice Arena.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Watched a philanthropic event that was a hockey game and enjoyed the atmosphere. Concessions were available.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a nice arena, for public there are special dates and time. This is why it becomes very crowded sometimes.

Thank drahmeh
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We've skated at the Illnini Arena many times over the years. Mostly we go at lunch when we are already on campus as otherwise parking could get crazy. The rental is CHEAP compared to anywhere else you go.

Thank caro1j
Streator, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Since it's still standing and readily open it must continue to be a great hangout for kids, teens, adults and families. LOVED packing the car on Friday evenings with a lot of friends, then return home for slumber parties. WISH THERE WAS AN ICE SKATING RINK NEARBY WHERE I LIVE NOT.

Thank turkeyday2015
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Its a fantastic place....one can skate here, they provide you the skates/gear, very friendly and helpful people. You don't need to know how to skate to try this.

Thank ZedIndia
Bedford, Indiana
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

I highly recommend seeing an Illini Hockey game here. It is also a fun family event to come during free skate hours. They don't make arenas like this anymore. It's a piece of history.

Thank Jandmcart317
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2015

It might be packed in public skating hours, but it is worth it! Great for students! Free entrance for students and $1 for skate rental. If you have your own skates, you can go unlimited number of times for free, it's awesome!

Thank Saule S

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