- World Arena, Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs World Arena and Ice Hall Location 3185 Venetucci Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Broke ground June 1, 1996 Opened January 16, 1998 Owner CSWA Operator CSWA Surface 200' x 100' (hockey) Construction cost $58.8 million (entire complex)
($79.2 million in 2011 dollars)
Architect HOK Sport Capacity 7,750 (hockey)
up to 9,000 (concert)
Tenants Colorado College Tigers men's ice hockey (1998-present)
Colorado Gold Kings (WCHL) (1998-2002)
The World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado is an 8,000 seat multi-purpose arena and entertainment venue. The arena opened in 1998. In addition to the main arena, the adjacent Ice Hall contains two practice rinks, one NHL-sized and one Olympic-sized.
The facility is home to world-class concerts and events, the Colorado College Tigers men's ice hockey team of the WCHA, the Broadmoor Skating Club, numerous elite figure skaters, and the Colorado Gold Speedskating Club. It was home to the US National Short Track Speedskating Team until the summer of 2007 when the team moved to Utah Olympic Oval. The World Arena also manages the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, located in downtown Colorado Springs.
The building serves as a replacement for the Broadmoor World Arena, the former home of the BSC and CC hockey programs and site of the first ten NCAA hockey championships, which was demolished in 1994.
From 2001 to 2005, the PBR, which at the time was headquartered in Colorado Springs, hosted a Bud Light Cup (later Built Ford Tough Series) event at this venue. After 2005, the PBR's headquarters relocated to Pueblo, Colorado, thus halting the production of this event.
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- The World Arena website
- World Arena Map
- The Pikes Peak Center website
- Colorado Gold (formerly the Broadmoor Speedskating Club) website
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