Niagara University – Dwyer Arena

DESCRIPTION: Donated by Bob and Connie Dwyer, Dwyer Arena is home to the men’s Division I hockey program. The facility features men’s and women’s locker rooms, athletic lounges, equipment storage and a large lobby area where fans can purchase Purple Eagles memorabilia. The 2,100-seat capacity allows for sizeable crowds and the recent renovation of the ice and boards has allowed for improved playing surfaces for the athletes. Dwyer Arena's most recent addition is the “party box,” a premium seating area complete with flat screen televisions, surround sound equipment and a full view of the rink.

University Drive,
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
(716) 286-8782

Sports Played Ice Hockey

Seating Capacity: 2100

NHL Rinks: 2


Meeting Space

Locker Rooms

Press Box


Training Area

Pro Shop

First Aid Rooms


Wireless Internet

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Dwyer Arena, home to the Niagara Purple Eagles Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey teams, features men and women’s locker rooms, training facilities, a player lounge, an equipment storage room and a new athletic treatment room.

In the summer of 2007, Dwyer Arena added a Premium Seating Section. The Section is a climate-controlled area with its own eatery, bar and private restrooms. It also comes equipped with flat-screen TVs and a personalized sound-system in a gathering area with a view of the entire ice surface.

In 2010 Dwyer Arena played host to the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships. A tournament that features the top 10 U20 Ice Hockey teams in the world.

In 2019, the rink added a wall wrap featuring Dwyer Arena, Niagara Falls, and a Purple Eagle. In 2021, the premium club became “Talons”, featuring a bar, lounge area, and four 75″ TVs. In 2022, the lobby was updated with lounge chairs and tables, as well as a new Starbucks.