Akins Ford Arena at The Classic Center

The Akins Ford Arena at The Classic Center is home to the University of Georgia Ice Dawgs 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!

UGA Hockey

The 2019 - 2020 UGA Hockey season is about to begin! Click here for ticket information and here for the home game schedule.

To view the Akins Ford Arena seat map click here.

Interested in becoming a hockey sponsor? Contact Jo Sullivan at Jo@ClassicCenter.com

Athens on Ice

It's time to lace up your boots and grab your favorite sweater because Athens on Ice public ice skating season is here! 

Grab your ticket now to get ready for the season.  The rink will be outdoors at the 440 Foundry Pavilion from now until - March 1. Skate sessions are 90 minutes of fun at only $13 per ticket.  Groups of ten or more are eligible for $10 tickets.  All tickets include skate rental (and smiles) for the session.

Due to unpredictable inclement weather ice skating sessions will now be sold via the box office at 300 N. Thomas St. or by calling 706.357.4444. Cancellation announcements can be found via social media or by calling our box office.


View the Athens on Ice Waiver of Liability

Youth Hockey

Learn more about Youth Hockey programs here.

Download the Akins Ford Arena Technical Packet