Whittemore Center Arena

Whittemore Center Arena
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The Whittemore Center is a multi-purpose arena located on the UNH Durham campus. The arena is home to the UNH Wildcats Hockey. The University dedicated the arena to Frederick B. Whittemore and his family on May 5, 1996, in recognition of their long history of service to the state of New Hampshire and the University. Whittemore's father, Laurence Whittemore, served as a trustee of the University System of New Hampshire from 1944 to 1960, and president of the board from 1954 to 1960. A visionary and philanthropist, Frederick Whittemore is a founding director of the UNH Foundation. The Whittemore Family Foundation's generous contribution to this facility exemplifies the family's ongoing commitment to education through support for academic programs and student life.

Box Office

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Whittemore Center Box Office, by phone at (603) 862-4000, or through the online ticketing site.
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Open Skate 

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Stick & Puck

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Skates can be rented for $3 per pair. These may only be used for Open Skate or Stick & Puck. Participants are not allowed to bring rental skates outside of the Whittemore Center.   

Stick & Puck skaters must wear protective gear: Ice hockey skates, elbow pads, ice hockey shin pads, ice hockey gloves, and approved ice hockey helmet with full face mask and chin cup. Helmets are available for participants to borrow at the Public skate lobby. 

Towse Arena

The Towse Ice Arena is available for rental for hockey, large events, and more.

Square Footage
Arena floor: 19,500
Ceiling: 57'8"
Low steel: 43'8"
Dimensions: arena floor-100 x 200

For ice event: 6,501
Half house 180° seating: 3,184
End stage 180° seating: 5,242
End stage 270° seating: 6,481
End stage 350° seating: 7,381

For availability and pricing contact dean.easterling@unh.edu

Skybox Lounge

The Whittemore Center SkyBox Lounge is available to rent on a limited basis prior to UNH Wildcats games, concerts, and special events. For availability and pricing, please contact William Cook at William.cook@wildcatsportsproperties.com

Whittemore Center Arena
128 Main St.
Durham, NH 03824

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Questions? Campus Recreation would be happy to help.