|Location||915 Menomonie Street|
Eau Claire, WI 54703
|Owner||City of Eau Claire|
|Operator||City of Eau Claire|
|Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds
Eau Claire Memorial High School
Eau Claire North High School
Hobbs Municipal Ice Center is an indoor ice arena complex located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. The arena is home to the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds men's & women's varsity hockey teams and men's club hockey team. It is also home to the Eau Claire Memorial & North high school boys' hockey teams, the ECA Stars girls' hockey team shared between the schools, and the Regis-McDonnell-Bloomer hockey team. The facility provides three ice rinks, locker rooms, meeting rooms and offices for the Eau Claire Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department.
Hobbs Ice Center was built in 1974 with an initial donation from the Hobbs Foundation. A $5.6 million renovation was completed in early 2010 adding additional office space, third rink, additional seats, training room, new lighting and more.
The Eau Claire Figure Skating Club & the Eau Claire Youth Hockey Association also use the arena.
The main rink is the Richard O' Brien Rink. It is named in honor of Richard (Dick) O'Brien, who was the driving force behind the community effort that led to the construction of the ice center in 1975.
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