College Hockey:
Colgate eyeing new $37.8 million on-campus rink

If Colgate can get another $4.2 million in donations, the university will be able to build a brand-new athletic facility on campus, with the men’s and women’s hockey, lacrosse and soccer teams as its primary tenants.

Last weekend, Colgate’s board of trustees voted unanimously to proceed with building the $37.8 million, 97,000-square-foot facility, contingent on receiving $25 million in gifts. To date, $20.8 million has been received.

Starr Rink would be used primarily as a practice facility.

“These are exciting times not only for athletics, but for the university,” said athletics director Vicky Chun in a statement. “Support for the facility is a testament to great leadership by our president, trustees and the many alumni, families and friends that have donated their time and money toward the facility. Student-athletes across our 25 Division I teams will benefit from the facility as they continue to compete at the highest level and we will continue to attract the best and the brightest to Colgate.”

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  • GoGophs

    Best toothpaste I ever used

    • http://twitter.com/Butterz07 Aaron G.

      LOL….even though I am a Sioux fan, I can still appreciate a good joke from a fellow Goldenchoker…

  • hockeyman41

    Actually, Colgate University has done a terrific job with the entire Hamilton NY community. That program has produced some NHL players. Congratulations to the hockey program and all involved.

  • nogofer

    The new rink will be better than The John, but it won’t rival The Ralph…

  • Ron

    Nooooo! Starr Rink is awesome. Leave well enough alone! What a great place to watch a game. I spent fourteen hours one weekend sweeping it as part of a community service “agreement.”

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