New Spaces, Many Uses

Hockey Arena Hosts Arts Event

Photos by Katya Nicolayevsky ’24

Students at Colorado College are using a new campus building in all kinds of interesting ways — some intended, some a bit more unexpected.

Hundreds of CC students recently experienced an arts extravaganza — complete with a Battle of the Bands competition, dancing, and a professional drag show — in CC’s new hockey stadium, Ed Robson Arena.

The Arts at CC held its first “Arts in the Arena” event, Friday, March 11, in Ed Robson Arena. This collaboration with Campus Activities and student arts groups featured the second round of The Sound of CC’s annual Battle of the Bands and a drag show produced by the Colorado College Mutual Aid Fund. Alongside these spotlighted events there was dancing, art making (including paper airplanes), food trucks, and more. (Follow @TheArtsAtCC on Instagram for additional Arts in the Arena photos.) The organizers say they hope this first creative venture into the hockey stadium will inspire future Arts in the Arena collaborations.

Named for Edward J. Robson, a 1954 CC graduate and former member of the hockey team, Ed Robson Arena is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose, indoor, on-campus competition arena and home of the CC men’s ice hockey team. It opened in September 2021, and enables the hockey team to play games on campus for the first time since the program started in 1938.
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