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Ridder Arena
Ridder Arena.jpg
Location 1901 4th St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Opened 2002
Owner University of Minnesota
Operator University of Minnesota
Surface 200' x 85'
Architect Rossetti Architects
Ankeny Kell Architects
Tenants Minnesota Golden Gophers (Women's) (2002-present)
Capacity 3,400

Ridder Arena is the ice rink of the women's hockey team at the University of Minnesota. The Golden Gophers are the only collegiate women's hockey team to have an arena built for them. The arena was opened in 2002. The arena seats about 3400 people, included in that are about 200 club seats and 9 sky boxes. Ridder Arena features NHL sized ice at 85 ft x 200 ft. It is directly next door to Mariucci Arena and they have an underground access tunnel connecting them which allows them to share ice grooming equipment. The arrangement also allows the University of Minnesota Hockey teams easy access to both NHL and Olympic ice depending on their weekly opponent.