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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UGA Hockey


The Ice Dogs are returning to Akins Ford Arena in October for another season of domination on the ice!  Season tickets go on sale in August & single games tickets go on sale in September.

2018-19 Game Dates
Akins Ford Arena

Thurs., October 4, 2018 vs. South Carolina at 7 p.m.
Fri., October 5, 2018 vs. Richmond at 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., November 29, 2018 vs. Kennesaw State at 7 p.m.
Fri., November 30, 2018 vs. Liberty at 7:30 p.m.
Sun., December 2, 2018 vs. University of Michigan - Flint at 2 p.m.
Thurs., January 10, 2019 vs. Trine at 7 p.m.
Fri., January 11, 2019 vs. Tennessee at 7:30 p.m.
Sat., January 12, 2019 vs. Tennessee at 7:30 p.m.

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Thurs., January 31, 2019 vs. Clemson at 7 p.m.
Fri., February 2 vs. TBD at 7:30 p.m.

*Schedule subject to change

To view the Akins Ford Arena seat map click here.

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


The 2017-18 Athens on Ice season will kick-off at Akins Ford Arena on November 24! Don't miss an exciting season at the rink. Tickets are on sale now!

November 2017 Schedule
December 2017 Schedule
January 2018 Schedule
February 2018 Schedule



View the Athens on Ice Waiver of Liability

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Download the Akins Ford Arena Technical Packet