On many essential fronts, Trine University is poised for expansion and even more success and the Invest in Excellence Campaign will play a significant role in allowing us to do so. We must continue to nurture our campus facilities while we serve our students.
We invite you to also check out our recently completed projects page to see all the improvements that have taken place on campus.
Current Campaign Projects
Thunder Ice Arena
Trine University’s new 50,600-square-foot, 1,000-seat ice arena will be located on the southwest portion of campus near the softball and soccer fields. The arena, with an estimated construction cost of $7.2 million, will include an NCAA-compliant ice rink, men’s and women’s lockers, concessions, a pro shop with wearables, sticks and skates for sale, a VIP lounge and two press boxes. It also will include an area for skate sharpening and rental.
Trine’s NCAA DIII men’s and women’s hockey teams will take to the ice starting in fall 2017. The university has applied for membership in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, a conference of regional institutions, and will apply to the American Collegiate Hockey Association DI.
The new arena also will host club and youth hockey programs for the Steuben County YMCA and local school corporations. It also will be open to the public for skating at designated times.
The new 3,000-seat athletic and event center, with 74,840 square feet and an estimated construction cost of $10.3 million, will feature three basketball courts, a six-lane bowling alley and a fitness center, which will include machines as well as a free weight area. It also will include concessions, an alumni suite and the Trine University Athletic Hall of Fame.
The new center will host Trine men’s and women’s basketball games.