“The facility will be home to our Division I men’s and women’s hockey programs, our nationally ranked figure skating team and our men’s club ice hockey team. It is the continuation of a robust, multi-year building and expansion program reflecting our significant growth, appeal and national status,” SHU President John J. Petillo said in the release. Sacred Heart said the the building would have multiple uses, including hosting special events such as guest lectures, concerts, convocations and other activities open to students and the community. There will be also ice skating time available to students, faculty, staff and community members. And the arena will also serve serve as a classroom for SHU students studying in the areas of sports communication & media, sport management, hospitality and others.