Akins Ford Arena at The Classic Center

The Akins Ford Arena at The Classic Center is home to the University of Georgia Ice Dogs and Classic City Rollergirls, but this is just the beginning of all the exciting events we have in store for this arena. The removable ice rink also will allow The Classic Center to host ice entertainment shows and to offer public skating for the holiday season beginning in November. In addition, the new seating allows us to accommodate sporting events with arena-style seating for up to 2,000 attendees and concerts/shows for up to 5,000 attendees. Events like cheerleading tournaments, volleyball tournaments, and taekwondo tournaments are just some of the possibilities. We look forward to bringing to Athens more entertainment options and strengthening the appeal of downtown Athens as a tourist attraction!
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Akins Ford Tailgate
October 20, 2017 | 5-7 p.m.

What goes better with a UGA Hockey game than a fun-filled Akins Ford Tailgate? We can't think of anything either!

Come out to The Classic Center from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, October 20 for the Akins Ford Tailgate! Attendees will enjoy $5 General Admission tickets to the game, live music, delicious BBQ, Wild Willie's vehicles on site, Yeti giveaways and prizes awarded throughout the game, a chance to win a brand new Ford and more!

Then make your way to Akins Ford Arena at The Classic Center as your UGA Ice Dogs take on Florida at 7:30 p.m. $5 tickets will also be available for purchase at the game and online at ClassicCenter.com/UGAHockey!

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Justin Moore w/ Special Guest Dylan Scott
Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

Don't miss country music sensation Justin Moore as he brings his "Hell on a Highway Tour" to Akins Ford Arena at The Classic Center on Friday, November 17. Special guest Dylan Scott will be joining Moore on stage. Tickets are on sale now!

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Christmas on Ice
Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 @ 11 a.m. (School Performance)
Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 1 p.m.


The Classic Center is proud to present its first ice show performance, Christmas on Ice, at Akins Ford Arena this December, produced by Ice Creative Entertainment. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 20 at 10 a.m., but join The Classic Center Cultural Foundation and reserve your seats during Thursday's presale. For more information on the school performance, please call The Classic Center Box Office at 706.357.4444.

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UGA Hockey


The Ice Dogs are returning to Akins Ford Arena in October for another season of domination on the ice! 


2017-18 Game Dates

Thursday, October 19 vs.  Clemson @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 20 vs.  Florida @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 2  vs.  Liberty University @ 7 p.m.
Friday, November 3  vs.  South Carolina @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 5  vs.  Liberty University @ 3 p.m.
Friday, November 10  vs. Tennessee @ 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 11  vs.  Kennesaw State @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 30  vs.  Clemson @ 7 p.m.
Friday, December 1  vs.  Auburn @ 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, December 3 vs.  Georgia Tech @ 3 p.m.
Thur., Jan. 25 vs. South Florida @ 7:30 p.m. (440 Foundry Pavilion)
Fri., Jan. 26 vs. Georgia Tech @ 7 p.m. (440 Foundry Pavilion)
More information to come on the January games!
**Dates and opponents subject to change

To view the Akins Ford Arena seat map click here.

Interested in becoming a hockey sponsor? Contact Jeff Crain at 706-357-4522 or at JeffCrain@ClassicCenter.com.
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Athens on Ice


The 2016-17 Athens on Ice skating season has ended, but please check back in the Fall for the full 2017-18 season schedule!

Thank you all for another fun and successful Athens on Ice season at Akins Ford Arena and the 440 Foundry Pavilion!

View the Athens on Ice Waiver of Liability

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Classic City Rollergirls

The 2017 Classic City Rollergirls season has ended!

Stay tuned for the 2018 bout schedule. 

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Download the Akins Ford Arena Technical Packet