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John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena
JMSIA or The Mac
Location Michigan Tech Univ.
Houghton, MI 49931
Opened January 14, 1972
Owner Michigan Technological University
Operator Michigan Technological University
Surface 200' x 85' (hockey)
Construction cost $2.6 million
Former names Student Ice Arena
Tenants Michigan Tech Huskies
(Ice Hockey)
Capacity 4,200

John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena is a 4,200-capacity hockey arena in Houghton, Michigan. It is home to the Michigan Technological University Huskies ice hockey team. The arena seats 2,850 people in permanent seating. It is named for John J. MacInnes, head coach of the Huskies from 1956 to 1983, who was one of the most successful coach in the history of college hockey with a record of 555-295-39.

In addition to hockey, the arena is used for Spring Commencement ceremonies. The arena's original Wurlitzer organ was used during the Commencement ceremonies, until it was removed during the 2009 renovations.

In 2008, the original wooden seats were replaced with plastic seats. Renovations continued in 2009 with the addition of twelve private suites at the west end of the arena. The design for the renovations were completed by the renowned architecture firm Rossetti Architects, a Michigan-based company.


Panorama of John MacInnes Student Ice Arena showing recent improvements.|

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