The Brigade Sports Complex hosts the Navy Men’s and Women’s club hockey teams and offers a variety of skating programs open to the public. The Brigade Sports Complex offers Freestyle (figure skating) and Stick & Puck sessions, but no longer offers Public Skating sessions.
Civilian access is allowed without an Authorized Patron for the John McMullen Hockey Arena. Everyone must check in at the main lobby and show proper identification before using any of the facilities.
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The John McMullen Hockey Arena has an Olympic size ice rink with a seating capacity to hold 695 people, home and visiting team locker rooms, “dry” locker rooms, as well as referee locker rooms.
The Brigade Sports Complex hosts the Navy Men’s and Women’s club hockey teams and offers a variety of skating programs open to the public.
Open Skate – not currently offered.
The Brigade Sports Complex does not issue/rent helmets. Participants choosing to wear a helmet for Learn to Skate must provide their own. Helmets are required for Stick & Puck sessions, with a full cage if under the age of 18.
Learn to Skate
The goal of the Learn to Skate program is to help students develop the skills needed to fully enjoy the sport of skating. The Brigade Sports Complex’s US Figure Skating Learn to Skate Program has been formed to provide a fun, safe atmosphere for all students age 3 and above to learn how to ice skate.
The Snowplow and Basic 1-6 levels are geared toward the fundamentals of skating and develops the skills necessary for recreational, figure, ice hockey, and speed skating. The Basic 7-8 and Freestyle levels develop the skills necessary for advancement into figure skating.
Beginners ages 3-5 should start in Snowplow 1. Beginners ages 6 and up should start in Basic 1.
Each student will receive one 25-minute lesson per week, and the use of rental skates during lessons.
Our Olympic size ice rink arena can seat 695 people.
Navy Hockey Teams
Navy Hockey boasts three teams: a Men’s Division 1 Club Team, a Women’s Division 2 Club Team, and a Men’s Division 2 ECA Team. All three teams compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). Over the course of the season, the John McMullen Hockey Arena will host dozens of Navy Hockey games and the ever-popular Crab Pot Tournament. Please join us at the rink to cheer on the midshipmen to victory!
The price of admission to the Men’s D1 and Women’s D2 Club teams are $10 for Adults, $5 for youth, and midshipmen are free. Admission is free for the Men’s D2 games at the McMullen Hockey Arena, with the exception of a few tournaments.
For more information on all things Navy Hockey, check out usnahockey.com.