CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The University of Illinois Arena has re-opened after renovations.
The ice rink floor is news as is the refrigeration system, rubber flooring, and much more.
They’re already gearing up for a busy season.
The first Illini hockey game is Saturday, September 8.
There will be grand opening on Friday, September 15 with free admission and Skate rentals.
“We’re ready for people whether it’s your first time skating here or you come everyday.We like to help people. We want to make it a fun environment for everyone, so we want everyone and anyone to come out and try it,” says Ice Arena Specialist, Lauren Wheeler: