Mariucci Arena is the home arena for the men's ice hockeyMinnesota Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The arena is on campus and seats approxmently 10,000 fans. The Arena was open in the early 1990s and is named after John Mariucci long time Gopher coach who is considered the "godfather of Minnesota hockey." The women's team played at Mariucci until 2002 when they moved to a smaller on campus arena known as Ridder Arena.
MariucciArena is the home arena for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
The arena opened in 1993 and is named after John Mariucci, the long time Gopher coach who is considered the "godfather of Minnesota hockey." The ice sheet is Olympic sized (100 feet by 200 feet).
MariucciArena has been host to prominent regional, national, and international competitions, including the 2005 West Regional of the NCAA men's ice hockey tournament, the 2006 Frozen Four in women's ice hockey, and the 2006 World Short Track speed skating event.
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