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The Madhouse on Mercer

The recent name-change to Slater Family Ice Area should, in now way give anyone skating on the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Somerset, New Jersey
Great facility

We had a Teen Youth Rally at BGSU and played broomball and skated in the ice arena. Great facility... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
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417 N Mercer Rd, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The recent name-change to Slater Family Ice Area should, in now way give anyone skating on the opposing ice any comfort. This legendary Ice hockey mecca is one of college hockey's most intimidating environments to play, and one of the most fanatical student participating crowds...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank eceaser45
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We had a Teen Youth Rally at BGSU and played broomball and skated in the ice arena. Great facility and the staff was awesome.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jello80
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The rink is in good shape after all of the renovations that were made over the past few years. Great place to watch a game whether it is the Bowling Green NCAA team or a youth game.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank K6820DCjoel
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Always enjoy BGSU Hockey games. They continue to make improvements,new glass and a big new scoreboard and playback screen.They started selling beer a couple years back and it was a fair price but now they think they are NHL and gouge you for a can...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tim W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The BGSU Ice Arena is a classic college hockey barn. It's showing its age, perhaps, but the addition of a big-screen TV for replays, helps bring it into the 21st Century. Sight lines are generally good, and they offer both general admission and reserved seating.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank MongoSchwartz
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Looking for a good night out? Hit the BGSU Ice Arena for a Falcon hockey game! It's loud, fast, and always a good time. Go Falcons!

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Jarreau
Reviewed 20 April 2016

You will just love to skate here and check out all the past players and people who have been here from former Olympians to Scott Hamilton (where he grew up and got his start). I can played hockey here and I just love this place....More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank jcrboc
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We have spent many years at the ice arena with hockey and open skating. If that is your thing, stop by. Make sure you take note of the Stanley Cup winners who played here, Olympians, including hockey and figure skaters like Scott Hamilton, etc.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Fun place to watch a hockey game! The crowd sure loves their home hockey team. Lots of families with kids, great place for a family outing. Older rink, but kept up well.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank xios1995
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Bleacher seats, which can be uncomfortable. Pretty chilly. Very clean, friendly staff, good concessions. Served beer.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Sue L
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28 November 2018|
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