Public Invited to Put Their Own Mark on PSU’s New Ice Arena

August 4th, 2010 by Adam

Plymouth State University has opened to the public the opportunity to name seats and lockers in its new Ice Arena, located in Holderness, NH, on Holderness Road adjacent to Exit 25 off I-93. In addition to becoming the new home for Panther varsity men’s and women’s ice hockey and a teaching facility for the department of Health and Human Performance, the arena offers an exciting new venue for community skating, recreation and instruction.
It also features a Welcome Center for prospective students, parents, and alumni and all visitors to the towns of Plymouth and Holderness and the wider Lakes and White Mountain regions of New Hampshire.
Alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff of the university are stepping forward to name many of the 860 seats and several of the 52 varsity lockers in the Ice Arena as part of the STAND UP for PSU campaign. Many of the namings honor former teammates, parents and children, and memorialize friends and relatives.

“Naming is a long-standing philanthropic tradition,” said Sylvia Bryant, Executive Director of University Advancement, “where donors are honored by the institution for their support of an important initiative.” Plymouth State has recently announced the naming of the ice rink in honor of Holderness residents Richard and Elizabeth Hanaway and the Welcome Center in honor of alumni Eugene and Joan Savage, classes of ’58 and ’56, respectively.

“We’re very happy to be able to offer everyone the opportunity to be a permanent part of the Welcome Center and Ice Arena through gifts of $500 or $1,000,” Bryant said. A seat may be named for the donor or another person of their choosing for the charitable gift of $500. A locker named in the men’s or women’s varsity locker room requires a gift of $1,000. “Some supporters have even stepped forward with gifts of $5,000 to name an entire row of seats,” Bryant added.

All gifts to Plymouth State University are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information on supporting the Ice Arena and naming a seat or locker, contact the Office of University Advancement at 603-535-2589 or visit

The Ice Arena is now open for public and club skating. Details are available at The first men’s varsity hockey game will happen on November 6; the first women’s varsity game on November 12.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or