Oceanside Ice Arena
"Oceanside"
Oceanside Ice Arena October 2019.jpg
Location1520 North McClintock Drive
Tempe, Arizona
OwnerOverton Moore Properties
Capacity747
Surface200' x 90'
Opened1974
Tenants
Desert Youth Hockey Association - Jr Sun Devils (1975-present)
Arizona State Sun Devils men's ice hockey (1979–2022)
Arizona State Sun Devils women's ice hockey (2016–present)[1]

Oceanside Ice Arena is an ice arena and skating center in Tempe, Arizona. It is home to the Arizona State Sun Devils women's ice hockey team and the Desert Youth Hockey Association.[2]

Naming

Oceanside's original name was Big Skate to match the adjacent waterpark "Big Surf" and to match the never built tennis court "Big Serve" before it was changed to Oceanside sometime before opening to match the west coast theming of the sports complex.

History

Oceanside Ice Arena opened in 1974. The arena has been home to Desert Youth Hockey Association since 1975 and the Arizona State University hockey program since its inception in 1979.

In 2015 Oceanside went under a $250,000 renovation to help bring the rink up to NCAA standards.[3]

In November 2020, the Arizona Board of Regents' finance committee approved plans to construct a new, 5,000-seat indoor arena on-campus near Desert Financial Arena, which will replace Oceanside as the Sun Devils men's home arena starting in 2022.[4][5][6]

On March 16, 2022, the Sun Devil's men's team played their final game at Oceanside, beating the LIU Sharks men's ice hockey team 5-1, the final goal being scored by senior Christopher Grando.[7]

On April 12, 2022, Oceanside and the neighboring water park, Big Surf, were sold to Overton Moore Properties, a real estate developer, putting the rink's future into question.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Arizona State University Women's Ice Hockey - Home". asuwomenshockey.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  2. ^ "Arena Information :: Oceanside Ice Arena". oceansideicearena.net. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  3. ^ "Benefits of $250,000 renovation to ASU hockey's home arena go beyond the newly minted D-I program | Cronkite News - Arizona PBS". cronkitenews.azpbs.org. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  4. ^ Cameron, Greg. "Q&A With ... Arizona State AD Ray Anderson". College Hockey News. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ Tapia, Monica. "RFP Issued for New ASU Multi-Purpose Sports Arena". azbex.com. BEX azbex. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  6. ^ "ASU's plans for new $115 million hockey arena approved by committee". Arizona Sports. 2020-11-06. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  7. ^ Coil, Alex. "ASU men's hockey says goodbye to Oceanside Ice Arena with a bang". Cronkite News. Arizona PBS. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  8. ^ Brown, Brandon (12 April 2022). "California developer buys Big Surf water park and Oceanside ice rink in Tempe". The Business Journals. Retrieved 24 April 2022.

Coordinates: 33°26′50″N 111°54′40″W / 33.447277°N 111.911242°W / 33.447277; -111.911242