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A Look Inside The Pegula Ice Arena

Welcome to Pegula Ice Arena, the new home of the Penn State Nittany Lions hockey program.

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It has a nice sign outside.

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And an even nicer sign inside.

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Here’s a dedication to the man who paid for the arena, Terry Pegula. The wall is a nod to the multibillionaire’s business in natural gas, as it’s intended to look like layers of shale being drilled for oil.

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There’s a community rink inside for high school and youth league hockey.

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And that rink has a bench made out of leftover scrap metal and flooring.

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Pegula has a brand new propane zamboni!

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And pipes. A lot of pipes.

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The training room is nice.

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It has a cold tub, a hot tub, and a training tub with a built-in camera.

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The men’s locker room is beautiful.

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It has inspirational messages.

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A bunch of them.

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The plaque-less locker is not for any of the Penn State players. It’s for the team’s THON child.

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There’s a state-of-the-art weight room inside the arena.

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There’s also a synthetic ice training center with electronic data-collecting equipment.

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The men’s team’s lounge is alright, I guess.

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They have custom skate-sharpening machines.

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I can confirm that the lounge chairs are comfortable. So can Joe Battista.

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I can also confirm that hockey players play hockey video games.

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Battista says that the visitor’s locker rooms are nice by visitor’s locker room standards.

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Head coach Guy Gadowsky has some nice new digs.

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There are clubs inside too.

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And they have a pretty good view of some University Park landmarks.

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This is a suite. I am jealous of whoever owns it.

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There’s even a hockey puck mural of the arena’s name.

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Local teams sent in their pucks.

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This doesn’t look like much yet, but it will be a Subway, Auntie Anne’s, and a coffee shop.

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But I know what you all want to see, the ice.

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And the amazing scoreboard.

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Is this place beautiful or what?

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About the Author

Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

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