Matthews Arena

Matthews Arena History

  • Please be advised that only holders of a current valid Northeastern University ID Card with good standings are allowed access to the ice during open skate hours.
  • Open skate IS NOT open to the general public.
  • Faculty skate is NOT open skate for faculty/staff. It is a Faculty/Staff Ice Hockey League, not open to all.
  • Helmets are required.

The world’s oldest ice hockey arena and one of the nation’s exemplary athletic facilities is Matthews Arena, a repolished gem named for George J. Matthews, Class of ’56, and his wife, the late Hope M. Matthews. The original home of the Boston Bruins, the Celtics and the Beanpot, the Arena has served as the center of Northeastern hockey since the program’s inception for the 1929-30 season.

The University Recreation department utilizes Matthews for its intramural hockey and broomball programs as well as some club sports. We also offer ice time for open skate: you must provide your own skates and no hockey equipment is allowed.