Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum

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Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum
Former names UConn Ice Arena
Location Storrs, CT
Broke ground 1996
Opened November 7, 1998
Owner University of Connecticut
Operator University of Connecticut
Surface 200' x 85' (ice arena)
Capacity 2,000 (hockey)
Tenants
UConn Huskies
(Men's & Women's ice hockey)

Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum is a 2,000-seat hockey rink in Storrs, Connecticut. It is home to the University of Connecticut Huskies men's and women's college ice hockey teams. It opened on November 7, 1998, replacing the outdoor UConn Ice Arena, which was in use since the 1960s. The Forum was constructed as part of the UCONN 2000 commitment by the State of Connecticut to help rebuild, renew, and enhance the campuses of the University of Connecticut. It was opened in time for the hockey team's elevation to Division I status. The arena was used for the 2000 MAAC Championship (won by UConn), the 2001 MAAC tournament, and the 2002 ECAC women's hockey tournament. It hosted the 2008 Hockey East Women's Tournament. The building was named for Mark E. Freitas '81, a former hockey letter winner and benefactor, on February 5, 2005.

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Coordinates: 41°48′0″N 72°15′17″W / 41.80000°N 72.25472°W / 41.80000; -72.25472









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