Munn Ice Arena Expansion

photo of hockey game in progress at munn ice arena

Project Information


  • Construction


  • Munn Ice Arena opened in 1974.
  • In addition to being the home of MSU Hockey, it also hosts classes, club sports, sports campsĀ and public skating opportunities.
  • The building has fallen behind its peers, particularly for team operations.
  • It is lacking in team meeting space, operational areasĀ and energy efficiency.
  • The building does not have an appropriate presence for a facility that hosts 6,800 guests.


  • This project, which includes a 35,000 square foot addition, will create a new public "front door" to Munn Ice Arena.
  • The project provides:
    • gathering spaces outside and around the building
    • team meeting spaces
    • new training facilities
    • improvements to community skate operations
    • memorabilia displays to embrace and celebrate MSU Hockey history and success
    • expanded and relocated hockey operations and coaching offices from the basement to the renovated first floor
    • improved quality of the varsity lockers, fitness and weight facilities in alignment with other recently completed collegiate hockey venues.
  • The project will also address needed infrastructure and energy improvements.


  • Construction start: June 2019
  • Ready for occupancy: December 2020


  • $18.8 million, including a $1 million contingency.
  • The project will be funded by non-general funds and gifts to Intercollegiate Athletics and/or debt financing with debt repayment from the above sources.

Construction Junction progress update

Capital project number

  • CP18134


Jason Van Zee
Project Manager (517) 432-2675