Compton Family Ice Arena - Hockey


The Compton Family Ice Arena features two sheets of ice - the 200' X 90' Charles "Lefty" Smith Rink that serves as the home of the Notre Dame hockey program, and a 200' X 100' Olympic-sized sheet that also serves all patrons of the facility. The Lefty Smith Rink has a capacity of 5,022 (4,500 chair-backed seats and 522 standing-room spaces) while the Olympic-sized rink has seating for approximately 350 available.

In addition to a dedicated visiting team suite for Notre Dame's opponents, there are also four auxiliary locker rooms for the Smith Rink with showers and restrooms and one official's locker room with restroom and shower.

The Olympic Rink also has four auxiliary locker rooms with restrooms and showers and one official's locker room with restroom and shower. In addition, 700 pairs of rental skates are available to patrons of public skating in the service pro shop at ice level along with essential equipment, accessories and skate sharpening.

The Compton Family Ice Arena is the home of O'Brien's, an exclusive 250-seat club area with an Irish pub theme, that features premium food and beverage services during Irish Hockey games for O'Brien's season ticket holders. O'Brien's can be used for meetings and events during non-game times as well. The Arena also has a 15' X 15' Daktronics four-sided center hung scoreboard, featuring 8'- 4" X 13'-6" 10mm video displays with integrated auxiliary displays and fascia boards.

The facility's Media Center includes a 36-seat working press area, two coaches booths, two radio booths, one television broadcast booth, one video-replay booth and one control room. Multiple TV camera locations are cabled throughout the building.

Located on the main concourse of the Compton Family Ice Arena are eight spacious public restrooms, four concession stands (operated by Centerplate) and a merchandise shop (the Irish Hockey Shop, managed by Follett's). The concourse level also houses the Notre Dame hockey offices.

Hockey Contacts Name Office Number: 574-631- Email
Head Coach Jeff Jackson 3630
Associate Head Coach Paul Pooley 3630
Associate Coach Andy Slaggert 3630
Volunteer Assistant Coach  Kevin Lind 3630
Coordinator of Hockey Operations Nick Siergiej 9124
General Manager Daniel Gebhard 1805
Operations Manager  David Gilbert 1169
Programming and Instruction Program Manager Mike McNeill 1154
Assistant Programming and Instruction Manager Brett Blatchford 3605
Programming and Events Coordinator Molly Mahoney 1231
Fighting Irish Media  Dan Colleran  7519
Athletic Trainer Kevin Ricks 1241
Team Administrator Tom Nevala 8112