Thanks to its partnership with Richard and Susanna Gallant and the Islanders Hockey Club, the Merrimack Athletic Department officially opened its second, brand-new ice hockey rink, Gallant Arena, in late May of 2013. 

Gallant Arena, accessible through either the old entry way in Schelzi Plaza, the stairwell just before the Blue Line Club, or through the new DiCroce Family Lobby, offers a state-of-the-art playing and practice venue for the Islanders Hockey Club.

Gallant Arena also comes equipped with spectator seating on the second-floor, mezzanine level for enhanced fan experience. In addition to housing the Islanders Hockey Club, the rink will primarily cater to outside rentals while also serving as an additional practice facility for the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams.