The flooring areas at the Ice Arena have been improved but in my opinion still needs to be renewed. As we saw during our tour the surface that is at the beginning does not go all the way around which gives a not sustainable look to the arena. Also different flooring was used in all the locker rooms and in my opinion that surface was much better. The whole notion of the ice arena from outside and inside is that it is old and that is close to its life time. Inside of the arena is sort of dark and the colors of the walls are one of the reasons for this. As the lady that gave us a tour said there is a lot of space for improvement and one of them is the color of the walls that would make the arena much liver.
One of the things that I liked was the conference room at the beginning of the facility. The room looks old but in a good way and one of the good things about it is that it is used for other purposes as well. We spend a lot of time in our class talking about improvements and new materials and trends in facilities and the new lighting system of the ice arena falls in this category. According to our tour guide different types of lighting that can be used for different purposes are one of the biggest improvements that the ice arena made in past couple of years.
My overall impression of the Ice Arena is that it is outdated and old. From a non skater prospective I can say that I would not be interested in coming and using the facility just because of its look, both on the inside and the outside. On the other side I think that the arena meets the needs of BGSU and the community and as long as the facility can fulfill that, there is no need for a change.