"The small student to faculty ratio was a real benefit in my preparation towards my teaching career. It enabled me to get to know my professors well and come to them for help with anything I needed."
Bishop Foley High School
Madison Heights, MI.
James Norris Physical Education Center
Want to see our Lakers in action? Visit the Norris Center box office or go to our online ticket office to get in on the action. More info on when the Laker Hockey team can be found on the Athletics page.
Taffy Abel Ice Arena
Home to three-time NCAA Division 1 champion hockey
team the LSSU Lakers, the Taffy Abel Ice Arena is the pride of LSSU. The Ice Arena has a seating capacity of over 3,800 and is the home of Lake Superior State University’s NCAA Division 1 hockey team, the Lakers. Beyond providing entertainment to the local community through the games(minimum 18 per year), ice is also scheduled for teams of all ages on the American or Canadian side that are sponsored locally. Their practices and games are hosted in our arena attracting families and friends to come cheer their players on.
The local figure skating club also uses the facility. Other events occur when the ice is not on such as the commencement ceremonies for the University as well as local events and fundraisers such as the annual Chippewa County Spring Show which showcases local businesses.
If you would like to rent the Ice Arena for your group or event, refer to the calendar below to check availability, then click on button below.
Lake Superior State University
Tied with: Eastern Michigan University
Lawrence Technological University
Western Michigan University
Other participants included: University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ferris State University
2000 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Region 6 Conference