Pegula Ice Arena Facility Tour

Published by Darron Toy on

how's it going everyone in p/j music oh goaltender for the men's ice hockey team here in Penn State we just got a brand new facility and I know a lot of you guys been really excited to come check it out once come on in so what we have here is the grand entrance obviously you walk right up here and this the first thing you see that takes your breath away at first it's pretty good view you get a good view of the whole rink and student section on the far end this is kind of the main focal point for the gate a entrance it comes off University Drive and it gives you a great view of the rink here all right so now we're going to go down to the team areas the locker room and whatnot and check all that stuff out all right we've made our way down to the weight room here this is where all the guys work out take care of any strength conditioning we need to get done we pretty much have anything imaginable we would need in here anything anywhere from the 40 yards of turf to the power runners right behind me those things are a lot of fun you see the slide board right here we call it the Octagon it's the only one in North America strictly for goaltender's kind of but uh some of the other guys like to use it too all right so now we have checked out our strength and conditioning room and I got to see a couple of our athletes working out now we're going to go check out the rapid shot and synthetic ice room so as you can see this is a synthetic ice sheet it's called the rapid shot pretty much a quick breakdown of this is it times how fast your release is and how accurate your shot is and obviously it's connected to a database everyone has their own personal card and it follows your stats throughout the year so you come in here after practice you want to shoot a couple more pucks a lot of guys like come into because it's another competition and if you're under statutory give up so now we come out of the rapid shot and we come down to the rapid hands and this is pretty much a stick handling synthetic ice judges how fast you can move the puck from point A to point B so now we're going to head over across the hall of the players lounge where all the guys hang out we'll see we can catch one of the athletes first thing you see when you walk in obviously is a ping-pong table just another competition between the guys we got some some pretty talented players on our team I'll say I've gotten crushed by a couple guys David Goodwin and Eric shied Nate gents and I'm coming for you let's head over to the video and film room so this room here mainly used for study hall you come in here if you need to get away there's a lot of guys in the lounge I can't really focus you come in here and get away and it's nice and quiet in here get to do any kind of schoolwork you need to do access to any of the computers and then also this will be a film review room too so you can check your ships check your goals goals against mistakes that you've made how to correct them pretty much anything you could access film wise you can check out so now we're going to head over here to the lounge area as you can see we got plenty of seats since we have 28 guys on the team right now guys like to hang out have some Gatorade rest up after a nice workout before we get on the ice something I'd like to play ps3 or watch TV I know we've been watching family for you pretty often right now so that gets pretty heated but uh let's come around to the kitchen here so this is your kitchen area pretty much any kind of food you need to grab before a workout for a practice going to or from class sometimes eating started between practices and classes so they supply us with you know plenty of chocolate milk Gatorade shakes you got bananas fruit granola bars so now we're going to go see our equipment manager Adam we're going to go take you through this area we got a glimpse of our awesome equipment manager here out of Cheyenne he's uh he's the man to come to with any equipment problems anything you need equipment wise best sharpener on the west side of Mississippi so right in this area is where the drow dry lockers are you come in from class you throw your backpack in here in your locker change out of your street clothes and change into your workout stuff or your a your under gear for practice now we're going to walk down the hall and check out the training room we have Justin Rogers our awesome trainer his office he's in there a lot of busy work looks like and then we have two of our athletes getting some treatment right now pretty much anything you need done any bumps or bruises or hopefully not any serious injuries have get taken care of in here and one of the cooler things in here is the hydrotherapy area you come walk back here you've got a cold tub hot tub hot tub full tub steam room back there in the back for the guys and then one of the cooler things is the underwater treadmill for rehabilitation pretty much explains itself it's a treadmill under water and then you could actually see yourself in the TV's back there see your form see how you're moving to make sure everyone's everything's healing up right so now we're going to leave the training room and walk out to the stick room so this is where all the sticks are kept obviously a lot of guys like to have three four five six ready to go for a game because you don't really know what's gonna happen in the heat of combat and underneath here is kind of a cool thing keep extra sticks underneath here Oh secret compartment so any extra stuff you might need grab it real quick don't have to go up bathroom delivery room so now let's head back to the locker room so now we head into the main locker room and this is a smart most of guys like to hang out besides the lounge or the ping-pong field it's not a bad room at all every one stall is pretty much identical everyone hangs her gear the same I know why don't one of the things to point out is the logos in an Eli logo here it's about three feet deep and what looks like ice which is a pretty cool and then another thing I want to point out is the donors that are above the lockers everywhere attea guys have a donor that supports their locker it's just kind of a way to give back to the community and then the last thing I want to point out here is the sayings that we have up on the wall passion and instinct is something that our program really believes in you can't really play this sport without a lot of passion and instinct and then the other side right here we're Catholic and commitment but it's we work really hard here at Penn State hockey and we expect the future years to do so too so now we're gonna leave the locker room we're gonna go check out the ice here so this is the home team bench this is where all the guys will be it's pretty good view of the rink I'd say especially coming out so this is our new facility I hope you guys all liked it looking forward to seeing all you guys out October 11


Just for Fun · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

$ 100 + Million folks! Now win a national title !

HKYMOM8 · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

WOW! Enjoy. That place is incredible. Best of luck to your season. WE ARE!

Gail Nielsen · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Is this an NHL hockey arena?

Fizz826 · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Pretty tough to go from this to the sphl eh

WheelHousePuck · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Just committed to penn state

Fun Gaming Family · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Aren't you the Tulsa oilers goalie

Colton Brostuen · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Coming from a Sioux fan, Penn State built a real nice barn here. I'd still put it behind the ralph but this must be a great recruiting tool.

Don Beiler · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Beautiful stadium. 54 straight sellouts and counting. Big Ten Champs and RANKED #1 IN THE NATION !

James Ellis · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Funny they have all that new equipment and they are still fucking suck

Don Beiler · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Fabulous! 2016- 2017 : Penn St. Big Ten Champs in Both Football and Hockey!

Brent Yoo · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Amazing vid guys! I hope to get in your school P.S. I am a goalie!

Adam Gunderman · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Seeing as I literally have Ralph Englestad Arena in my backyard, I usually shrug when I see other teams rinks but damn, you guys built a gem! The place is beautiful!

20somthingdrifter11 · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Leonel Lomas – Very nice facility but its not nearly as nice as the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.

Leonel Lomas · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Best college hockey facilities that I've seen. Pegula went all out

steve tansey · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

The mondo flooring looks fantastic!!!

xXoutlaw95Xx · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Man that place is nice

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KoldLokk · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

actually many NHL teams would be jealous.

sam smith · May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Wow what an amazing set up. We cant wait to see the team take the ice on the 11th 🙂 Great presentation PJ thanks.

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