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Appleton Arena Project

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Here We Go Saints!

Since 1951, the historic wooden bleachers of Appleton Arena have heard the goal siren and felt the joy of a community proud of the Scarlet and Brown.  The rich tradition of Saints Hockey includes names etched in the Stanley Cup, medalists at numerous Olympics and both mentorship and friendship carved in both victory and defeat. 

Thanks to a generous lead gift from the Dolan Family Foundation, the home of St. Lawrence’s Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs is going to be revitalized, yet preserve its rustic, historic nature.  Renovations are set to include the arena’s lobby, men’s and women’s locker rooms, training facility, media room, event spaces and more.  Supporting the Appleton Arena Project will ensure our tradition of excellence both on-and-off the ice will continue for generations of Skating Saints to come.

  • 1951

    1951 was the opening year of Appleton Arena

  • $1 Million

    $1 million needed to name the Men's Team Suite after Joe Marsh

Learn more about The Joe Marsh Challenge!

Check out photos of the Appleton Arena Renovations!

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The Torrey Rink
Campus Stewardship

Historic Appleton Arena's Ice Rink will be named to honor the Torrey Family

The ice rink inside the newly renovated Appleton Arena will be named to honor the Torrey family, originally from Montreal. The building will remain named Appleton Arena to recognize the original contribution from the Appleton family in the tradition of Saints Hockey. The Torrey Rink will recognize 100 years of engagement with the University by members of the Torrey family, since their arrival on campus in 1920. 

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Appleton Arena
Campus Stewardship

$1 Million Gift Received for Appleton Arena; New Dedication and Legends Induction Date Announced

St. Lawrence University announced that an additional $1 million gift was received from a generous anonymous donor for the Appleton Arena Renovation.

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Appleton Naming Opportunities

  • The New Appleton
    The New Appleton

    To help fund the Appleton construction and renovation, we have identified several naming opportunities. Donors to the project will be recognized for their generous support with a named space in the building. These places will be visited frequently by Laurentians and other Saints fans for generations to come.

    1) Division-III Athletic Facility

    New construction will house facilities (from indoor training to locker rooms) for lacrosse, rowing, softball, and field hockey teams. This space also houses a coaches’ strategy room, players’ lounge, video/media center, rowing space, erg space, training and treatment center—with hydro baths and trainer’s office, an equipment and laundry room, and auxiliary locker rooms and wet rooms.

    2) Saints Hockey Complex

    The heart of the renovation, this large area includes men’s and women’s Division-I hockey locker rooms, coaching offices, the training center, media center and more. The donor’s name will be prominently displayed off the Lobby and the North side corridor.

  • Appleton Arena and Men’s and Women’s Hockey Naming Opportunities
    Appleton Arena and Men’s and Women’s Hockey Naming Opportunities

    1) Michael “Buddy” Cornacchia ’74 Strength and Conditioning Center - Named by Thomas C. Dolan ’74 and The Dolan Family Foundation

    2) The Torrey Rink - Named by an anonymous donor to recognize 100 years of engagement with the University by members of the Torrey Family.

    3) Main Entry and Lobby - $1,500,000

    4) Men’s Hockey Team Suite - $1,000,000

    5) Women’s Hockey Team Suite - $1,000,000

    6) Multi-Media and Meeting Room - Named by Richard F. Jr. ’64 & Gail Stradling

    7) Home Team Bench - $250,000

    8) Athletic Training and Treatment Center - Men’s & Women’s Hockey $250,000

    9) Players’ Lounge - Inside Men’s Team Suite $150,000

    10) Players’ Lounge - Inside Women’s Team Suite $150,000

    11) Visitor/Auxiliary - Locker Rooms $150,000

    12) Saints Store - Retail space in main lobby - $150,000

    13) Box Office/Administrative Offices - $100,000

    14) Penalty Box - Sin Bin - $100,000

    15) Turf Training Area - $100,000

    16) Equipment Room - $100,000

  • Concourse Level Naming Opportunities
    Concourse Level Naming Opportunities

    1) Legends of Appleton Gallery - Named by the Torrey and MacAllaster families

    2) East Club - Facing Hall-Leet Stadium and Leckonby Stadium $500,000

    3) Alumni and Recruiting Lounge - Named by Eric ’78 and Lori Ankerud

    4) The Studio - Web broadcasting, TV, and radio booth $250,000

    5) Concession Stand - $100,000

Appleton News

  • Appleton Renovation Main Entrance

    A Dynamic Vision for a Historic Place Begins to Take Shape

    Renovations have begun on St. Lawrence University’s historic Appleton Arena.

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  • Appleton Locker Room

    Big Changes in the Works for Appleton Arena

    Appleton Arena is about to change. The things that give the arena its indelible character—the wooden seats and arched, wooden ceiling—will remain, but the home of the NCAA Division-I St. Lawrence Skating Saints is going to get much, much bigger.

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  • Campus Stewardship - Heritage Buildings - Appleton Rendering 2

    St. Lawrence Receives Gifts to Move Appleton Renovation Forward

    St. Lawrence University has received two significant financial commitments that make plans to renovate historic Appleton Arena a reality.

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