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WhoIsJimBob 12-12-2011 04:25 PM

Renderings of Pegula Ice Arena at PSU are out
 
http://thankyouterry.blogspot.com/20...ings-leak.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GxOV6mzA7u...wl-640x307.jpg

I think it would be cooler if they went with more wood and more of an old time feel.

static80 12-12-2011 04:31 PM

Looks nice, and good for Penn State. They need a feel good project right now.

gallagt01 12-12-2011 04:47 PM

Looks like a hockey arena. :sarcasm:

Hopefully the ice there is better than the ice at FNC.

FoSotC 12-12-2011 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Loods (Post 40840613)
Hopefully the ice there is better than the ice at FNC.

Rob Ray recently mentioned that the ice at the FNC during a game looked really smooth and even, and players were still falling. I'm not sure if it's the ice being bad or something else.

gallagt01 12-12-2011 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Icedus (Post 40843791)
Rob Ray recently mentioned that the ice at the FNC during a game looked really smooth and even, and players were still falling. I'm not sure if it's the ice being bad or something else.

I remember him saying that and I scoffed at the notion. His ice judgement is way off. :sarcasm:

It's not just falling players that make the ice being bad so obvious. It's the way the puck moves and bounces along the surface constantly.

I obviously don't have the first-hand look at it that he does. But you can very clearly see that it's horrible.

ImpressedDAHagent 12-13-2011 12:51 AM

It should be more militant. ex camouflage.

indigoo 12-13-2011 03:03 AM

Pretty awesome looking facility...

HiddenInLight 12-13-2011 07:33 AM

The site even has rooms for the coaches to...never mind not gonna go there.


But seriously nice looking arena.

LaxSabre 01-20-2012 06:14 PM

Penn State unveils design for Pegula Ice Arena
 
The Penn State Board of Trustees Friday approved the architectural design for Pegula Ice Arena at its meeting at the
Nittany Lion Inn. Construction on the rink will begin in the coming weeks.

“On behalf of my wife, Kim, and the rest of the Pegula family, may I say we are thrilled by the Board of Trustees’ approval of the
facility that will bear our name and provide countless opportunities for Penn State hockey players and the Central Pennsylvania
region for decades to come,” said Terry Pegula, whose $88 million gift brought the arena and hockey programs to fruition, in a
statement. “Our thanks to all of the people who have taken this vision from a dream to a concrete reality in less than 18 months.
We look forward to seeing construction vehicles on site very soon.”

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2012/01/20/penn...#ixzz1k2iRdILX

Click on link for drawings of the new arena.

LS...

Woodhouse 04-20-2012 10:07 PM

Penn State Hockey Celebrates Pegula Ice Arena Groundbreaking
 
The official groundbreaking ceremony for Pegula Ice Arena was held today, so here are some link roundups from around the web:
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If you miss the intimate feel of the Hersheypark Arena, have no fear, Terry Pegula and the group dedicated to bringing a Division I hockey program to Penn State have you covered.

That's because the rink, which had it's official ground-breaking ceremony Friday in State College, is in part modeled after the Old Barn.

"The student section is as steep as code will allow, and the student section will make this a whole new feel," men's hockey coach Guy Gadowsky said.

"The one thing I think is tremendous, is I used to play in the old Hersheypark Arena and they had the stands extremely steep, and it was a tough place to play because you felt like the fans were right on top of you. That's the kind of feeling we are going to have here."

Link: http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnews...ks_ground.html
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Terry Pegula, an oil and gas executive who founded East Resources in Warrendale and also own the Buffalo Sabres, pledged $88 million to bring Division I hockey to his alma mater. He since has upped that commitment to $102 million to ensure Penn State hockey "has the resources to be a national leader."

"Let's all visualize Guy Gadowsky and (women's coach) Josh Brandwene handing off national championship trophies to their teams in the future," Pegula told the crowd of about 300, which included donors, members of the men's and women's hockey teams and former Nittany Lions quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno.

Pegula's donation is the largest private gift in university history.
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Pegula said he hasn't had much input on the logistical planning but made one request: He wanted the game-like atmosphere "to sound like you were standing inside a garbage can."

The 1,000-seat student section should help with that. As should the general excitement surrounding the project. Pegula Ice Arena will be the only major rink within an 80-mile radius.

"(This rink) is going to put a destination in the middle of the state," Pegula said. "It will become a place where future NHL players and coaches come out and play some more hockey."

Link: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_792208.html

WhoIsJimBob 10-10-2012 09:45 AM

Nittany Lion ice hockey debuts this Friday in "Hockey Valley"

I'm betting Pegula will be there rooting them on.

Myllz 10-10-2012 11:55 AM

Looks pretty cool. I don't know about the name, though. :laugh:

Woodhouse 10-10-2012 04:46 PM

CHN has a timeline-piece on how Battista and Pegula came together to make the PSU program a reality. [LINK]
Quote:

It was the spring of 2006. Pegula tracked down Battista's unlisted phone number.

"You're not going to remember me," Pegula said to Battista, "but my kid came to your hockey camps, we bring the family to Icer games, we enjoy the way you play."

OK, Battista thought, what's this setting me up for?

"Why aren't we playing Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio State why aren't we a varsity program?" Pegula said.

"If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that," Battista said, rolling his eyes, "we'd have a rink by now."

"Well, I'm in town, and if you're not busy, how about you take me out to dinner," Pegula said.

The pair arranged a meeting at Kelly's Steakhouse in Boalsburg, Pa. Right away, Battista knew that Pegula actually followed hockey.

"Holy smoke, this guy knows his stuff," Battista thought.

Pegula told Battista about his oil company he owned in Pittsburgh, the house he owned in State College.

After a nice dinner, Pegula said, "Maybe I can help you with this."

This guy has no idea how much money it's going to take, Battista muttered to himself. He has no idea how successful a business man I am, Pegula thought.

Battista went home, googled Pegula's name, and nearly fell out of his chair. He found out that Pegula, at that time, was the largest private owner of oil and gas wells East of the Mississippi.

Battista had literally struck oil.

Kc232 10-10-2012 05:05 PM

:laugh: pretty funny read. Pegula is a character.

brian_griffin 10-11-2012 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Woodhouse (Post 54893399)
CHN has a timeline-piece on how Battista and Pegula came together to make the PSU program a reality. [LINK]

Quote from Woodhouse's link: "If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that," Battista said, rolling his eyes, "we'd have a rink by now."

Perhaps Pegula's answer was: "Have you been asked 88 million times?"

LaxSabre 10-11-2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by LegomyLeggio (Post 54885265)
Nittany Lion ice hockey debuts this Friday in "Hockey Valley"

I'm betting Pegula will be there rooting them on.

You will lose on that bet. There will be no Terry at the Penn State hockey game on Friday. He will be at the French Connection Statue unveiling that will be taking place in the Sabres Alumni Plaza at the First Niagara Center that evening.


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