Erin Blasko | June 7, 2019
Compton Family Ice Arena, home to the University of Notre Dame men’s hockey team, hosted or co-hosted 26 youth hockey events during the 2018-19 academic year, contributing $12.5 million to the local economy, according to Visit South Bend Mishawaka.
Organized in collaboration with Hockey Time Productions, 200X85 Hockey or USA Hockey, the 26 events drew more than 38,700 visitors to the area, the convention and visitors bureau reported, resulting in more than 22,200 room nights at local hotels.
The 2019 Chipotle-USA Hockey Youth Tier II 14U National Championship, co-hosted by Compton and the Ice Box in April, generated nearly 3,000 room nights alone.
Compton features two sheets of ice and seating for more than 5,000. The facility has hosted hundreds of youth hockey events since opening in 2011, drawing visitors from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Hockey Time alone will occupy the facility on 12 weekends during the upcoming academic year, according to Michael McNeill, programming and instruction program manager at Compton.
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