Video: Tour Penn State's Pegula Ice Arena

You’ve heard of Happy Valley. Wait until you see Hockey Valley. Penn State’s new hockey home, Pegula Ice Arena, is a sight to behold. The new facility, which will open for the 2014 season, included an $80 million construction fee, and it’s pretty easy to see where all the money went. With a capacity of 6,000, Pegula will be the smallest arena in the Big Ten, however it was constructed to have the fans right on the ice. Watch Kara Lentz’s all-access tour of the new arena now.

If you liked the video, check out this terrific photo gallery that posts a daily picture of the construction at Pegula Ice Arena.


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Gary A. Engberg on 1/27/2013 @ 1:33pm EDT Said:

it’s a nice arena with a great contribution by the Pegula’s. But, it hardly compares to the Kohl Center and the new women’s rink, the La Bahn Center, just for the women’s team. Having played and coached at Wisconsin and seen it all this is the king of hockey rinks. Take a tour sometime, it puts NHL facilities and other rinks to shame.

like you really care on 1/27/2013 @ 2:50pm EDT Said:

Mercy, don’t you sound like a petty jealous thing, Gary. Hockey Valley looks to be an awesome place neither named after a discount clothes store nor obligated to share time with other sports teams. It must be rather difficult to find an outlet to talk about Wisconsin hockey if you need to do so in a backhanded compliment about somebody else’s new facilities. To each their own perhaps.

Charlie Scheitlin on 2/14/2013 @ 10:14pm EDT Said:

Not to mention Gary you are calling the Kohl Center a multipurpose cookie cutter designed facility that is almost exactly the same as every other multipurpose arena in the country. Also Pegula is beautiful looking and is the exact feeling a college hockey arena should have. However I wish this was not being built as I personally feel the Big Ten is ruining college hockey with their conference. The Big Ten has ruined the Minnesota rivalries with North Dakota as well as all the other Minnesota D-1 schools. Currently only 2 Big Ten Teams are even above .500 winning percentage in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Don’t force quality programs into a weak conference. Don’t break up rivalries that have been around for 50 plus years.