Is the Arena an outdoor rink?
The Arena is a partly enclosed, unconditioned rink. The Arena is mostly enclosed with steel walls, but the corners are covered with wind mesh to allow air flow. The temperature inside the Arena will be approximately the same as the outside temperature, however, there is two-story warm viewing area.
Is the Arena refrigerated?
Yes, the Arena has a full chiller and refrigeration system. However, it will only be needed sporadically during the colder months.
Will the ice melt if there is a stretch of warm weather?
No. The arena’s refrigeration system is designed to handle stretches of warm weather. Last year, we maintained ice despite sustained temperatures over 60 degrees. These types of rinks have been operated for over 60 years and traditionally ice is installed around October 15th and taken out around March 14th.
It is important to remember that the NHL held an outdoor game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and the only issue was the effect of direct sunlight on the ice surface. Our roof takes care of that issue.
Will the Arena have a Public Address System?
No. Under our lease with the Town of Falmouth we are not allowed to have a PA system. To show our patriotism, the National Anthem will be sung by the players and fans before big games. This will be a tradition at the Casco Bay Arena. If you are concerned about remembering the lyrics, just follow along below:
Oh, say! can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Can I rent ice?
Yes, for more information go to our Ice Rental Page.