James P.White Civic Coliseum
The Ice Vols have played several exhibition games and one-off games at the Coliseum since 1967, but the Coliseum became the permanent home of the team as pro hockey returned to Knoxville in 1992. The Ice Vols readily enjoyed crowds numbering in the thousands at the Coliseum during the mid 90’s. Tennessee still plays a select few games at the Coliseum despite moving their permanent home to the IceArium in 2002. The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum is located on Hall of Fame Drive in East Knoxville convenient to the center of downtown activity. Conventions, trade shows, and special events keep the building busy year-around. The Coliseum is home to the SPHL’s Knoxville Ice Bears and Tennessee Hockey. The Coliseum also hosts an annual circus and numerous concerts and wrestling events. Since the Ice Vols last stint at the Coliseum, a renovation project has updated the facility with new lighting, restrooms, locker rooms, and a new ticket office. The flexibility of the complex allows seating for conventions of up to 6,900 and more for special events. The Auditorium-part of the facility has theatre-style seating for 2,500 and houses Broadway plays, the Knoxville Symphony, Knoxville Ballet, and classical concerts. The spacious parking facilities accommodate 2,500 vehicles and are located adjacent to Knoxville’s interstate system.
The IceArium at Cool Sports Complex
Tennessee Hockey headed west in 2003 with the construction of the IceArium in the Farragut community of West Knox County, a multimillion dollar first-class venue. The IceArium is a 50,000 square foot multipurpose ice facility located in western Knox County. Aside from serving as a home for the Tennessee Ice Vols, the IceArium offers a variety of activities for Knoxvillians including public skating, skating classes, curling, broomball, and figure skating, as well as hosting Knoxville Youth Hockey, High School Hockey, Men’s League Hockey, and numerous select camps and hockey skills camps. Completed in 2002, the IceArium’s main rink area features a climate-controlled NHL regulation-size rink (200′ X 85′), four locker rooms, 3 hospitality areas, a full-service pro shop, and a spacious concessions area featuring a variety of foods and beverages for our fans. The IceArium is also one of the few rinks in the country to have a new electric Zamboni, ensuring quieter intermissions and healthier air for our spectators.
T-RECS: Tennessee Recreation Center for Students
T-RECS is the newest addition to the lineup of RecSports Facilities. Aside from housing the main offices of UT’s RecSports programs, the T-RECS boasts 4 full-size indoor basketball courts, a 1/7th mile indoor track, and serves at the forefront of on-campus fitness and recreation. The Main workout area includes over 80 pieces of cardio and 100 pieces of strength training equipment, along with a full compliment of free weights. The T-RECS also contains an in-house entertainment system with a multi-TV entertainment display so you can watch and listen to your favorite TV station or XM Radio as you workout. While at T-RECS, participants can rent Outdoor equipment for use on camping trips, pick up a snack at the Energy Zone, pick up the latest sports apparel and accessories at the T-RECS Pro Shop, or enjoy the view while lounging on the T-RECS Tanning Deck that overlooks UT’s twin Olympic Size swimming pools.
The Bubble, a 24,000 square foot pressure-inflated dome is the former practice facility for the University of Tennessee Football team. In the early 90’s, the Bubble was turned over to the UT RecSports Department as a physical fitness, instructional, and recreational facility for all students. The Bubble houses multipurpose areas for basketball, indoor soccer, fencing, martial arts, and volleyball. Recently, the Bubble was retrofitted with a portable dasher board system to accommodate floor hockey. Also included in the Bubble is a complete line of strength training and cardiovascular equipment which can be reserved for UT’s competitive Sport Club programs.