Whittemore Center Arena: Towse Rink

Thrilling UNH Wildcat games are played right here at the ice arena in the Whittemore Center. But athletics aren't the only events that play here to sold-out audiences. The arena has also hosted concerts with Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, and Tim McGraw, as well as Broadway performances of Cats and Jesus Christ Superstar. The Arena is the venue of choice for large University events such as UNH presidential inaugurations, capital campaign celebrations, honors convocation, and other academic ceremonies.

unh venue: towse rink

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Whittemore Center Arena

The Whittemore Center is a $30 million multipurpose arena that opened in November, 1995. The Arena is home to the nationally ranked UNH Wildcats ice hockey teams. A versatile venue, the "Whit" can accommodate a number of seating arrangements for different events. For example, the capacity for an athletic game is approximately 6,500, while certain types of concerts can seat up to 7,500. Each year a quarter of a million patrons are entertained at more than a hundred athletic events, popular music concerts, and family and trade shows. More info: www.whittcenter.com. Email: Kim Genestreti-Walsh


unh venues: towse rink



  • Arena floor: 19,500
  • Ceiling: 57'8"
  • Low steel: 43'8"
  • Dimensions: arena floor-100 x 200


  • For ice event: 6,501
  • Half house 180° seating: 3,184
  • End stage 180° seating: 5,242
  • End stage 270° seating: 6,481
  • End stage 350° seating: 7,381

Services Available

(includes applicable fees and/or
require additional services upon

  • Sound system
  • Forklift (5,000 lbs.)
  • Spotlights
  • Staging
  • Mixer platform
  • Seating risers
  • Electrical power
  • Emergency equipment
  • Load in (with roll up door)


The University can provide comprehensive technology service and support, including Ethernet, wireless and wired communication, video-conferencing, telephone, and more.

Rental Fee for arena: $4000 perday or 12% of gross tickets sales, whichever is greater.

Ice time: $260/hr