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Swonder Ice Arena
Location Evansville, Indiana
Opened 2002
Owner City of Evansville
Surface Ice
Tenants Evansville IceMen (CHL) (2008-2011)
Capacity

Swonder Ice Arena is an arena and recreational sport facility in Evansville, Indiana. It features two NHL size sheets of ice for hockey, figure skating and open skating. One sheet of ice is open all year for the skating enthusiast. State-of-the-art sound and light designed with the technology used at the 2002 Olympics are in use when the skaters take the ice. Leagues for hockey from beginner to adult also take place year round. On the second level there is a 10,000 sq. ft. workout facility with a running/walking track.

The current Swonder Ice Arena opened in October 2002 and replaced the older Swonder Ice Rink. Current seating capacity for spectators is 1,500 - approximately 1,000 in the primary (west) rink and approximately 500 in the secondary (east) rink.

Swonder was the home of a professional minor league ice hockey team, the Evansville IceMen of the All American Hockey League and the Central Hockey League from 2008 to 2011. Swonder is also home to the Rollergirls of Southern Indiana] and local high school and youth hockey teams also compete throughout the winter.

Swonder is also home to the local Indiana State High School Hockey League team, the Evansville Thunder. In 2008, the Evansville Thunder won the AA Indiana State High School Hockey League state championship. This was the first state championship ever won by an Evansville high school hockey team.

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