Outpost Ice Arena serves the community in many ways. This ice complex offers 2 connectable rinks which host a variety of games, lessons and skating during the year.
Home of the Nahl Ice Wolves, New Mexico Blade Runners, Ice Wolves Youth Hockey, and Albuquerque Figure Skating Club
There’s a good chance you have visited the arena once or twice. While winter or ice sports are some of Outpost’s center-stage activities, there are lots of other opportunities to enjoy this amazing complex.
About the Arena
This 97,000-square-foot arena was built in 1986 and was soon after proclaimed a premiere ice sports facility of the Southwest. This facility boasts two NHL-sized ice rinks and two curling-sized training rinks, as well as a fully functional kitchen, snack bar, and pro shop. The parking lot is designed with 300 stalls, and main roads that are large enough for big vehicles.
The arena seats 1,000 people in the main arena and 450 in the other. With an additional 5,000+ square-foot Speed Gym/Hockey Training Center situated near the front.
The arena offers an exclusive lounge overlooking the North rink, known as the Sandia Suite. Truthfully, little was left out of the detailed plans of this magnificent structure.
Activities at the Arena
Ready to check out this amazing place for yourself?
Here are some fun activities, open to the public at the arena:
- Hockey camps and clinics
For highly-skilled athletes and those looking for more training. Outpost offers a variety of camps and clinics during the year.
- Public skating
The website has listed dates designated for public skating. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $3. Public skating admission is scheduled in two-hour increments. Times are available all during the day (including evenings for date night!). Admission is $10 for ages six and up.
- Figure Skating
Offering a figure skating program for beginner – senior competitors. The home club, Albuquerque Figure Skating is a US Figure Skating member club that allows skaters to test and compete in USFS-sanctioned events. Private lessons are also available.
- Hockey and Skating lessons