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    Compton Family Ice Arena Offers Fun for Everyone

    Dec 15, 2014
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    In our part of the country, the winter months are a great time of the year for lots of things, like enjoying a warm fire, drinking hot cocoa and winter sports like hockey, ice skating, and curling. One of the best places to get your fill of fun on the ice is the Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Indiana.

    Located on the south edge of campus at the University of Notre Dame, the Compton Family Ice Arena houses two ice rinks and was designed to support the fighting Irish hockey program and surrounding community.

    The arena’s main rink, “Lefty” Smith Rink, features an NHL-sized playing service, media center, four concession stands, a 15’x15’ four-sided scoreboard and five locker rooms. Opened in 2011, the rink has a total capacity of over 5,000 and seating for 4,500 fans, including 800 aluminum bench seats supplied and installed by Dant Clayton. The rink is primarily used by the University of Notre Dame’s men’s and women’s hockey programs.

    A second smaller rink, Olympic Rink, is an Olympic-sized rink used by the Irish Youth Hockey League and the USA Hockey Athlete Development Model and for figure skating, public skating, and intramural broomball.

    Throughout the course of the winter, Compton Family Ice Arena offers programming for people of all ages. From youth and adult hockey leagues to curling and skating classes, Compton Family Ice Arena offers plenty of opportunities for families to stay active all winter long.

    In addition to formal classes, clubs and leagues, the arena also hosts open skate nights and local school field trips through its “Experience the Ice Program” which promotes physical fitness, nutrition and healthy living for school children. Compton Family Ice Arena is also a popular spot for birthday parties. If you like to have fun on the ice, there’s no better place to be than the Compton Family Ice Arena!

    For over 30 years, Dant Clayton has improved the viewing experience of spectators at sporting events across the country and is widely considered the most trusted bleacher company in the industry today. From small community parks and high school fields to professional and college stadiums and arenas, like Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Dant Clayton has the expertise and products to meet every client’s needs no matter how large or small. Through our commitment to innovation and excellence, we have revolutionized stadium seating for sports fans and have built a strong tradition unmatched by any rival bleacher company in the business.

    At Dant Clayton, we want to elevate the experience of your team’s biggest supporters and would love to help take your program’s project to the next level by giving your fans something great to cheer on and about!