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Cool Insuring Arena (Formerly Glens Falls Civic Center)

1 Civic Center Plaza, on Glen Street in Glens Falls, NY

Cool Insuring Arena (formerly the Glens Falls Civic Center), located in downtown Glens Falls, is a multi-purpose sporting and events arena. The arena seats 4,774 and was built in 1979. It also contains a 7,335 square foot banquet facility called Heritage Hall.

exterior of cool insuring arena in the fall

Year-Round Entertainment

The arena brings a variety of entertainment to Glens Falls all year long. Originally home to the Adirondack Red Wings, the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, Cool Insuring Arena now hosts the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder.

For many years the Cool Insuring Arena hosted the NYSPHSAA boys basketball tournament, although that event has been cancelled for 2024. The venue has also been the filming place for the annual Puppy Bowl come Super Bowl time!

The arena also hosts concerts, ice shows, family-friendly performances, fundraisers, and a wide variety of other events.

hockey game

The Adirondack Thunder and Cool Insuring Arena have partnered with SeatGeek for the past few years. This is a mobile ticketing platform that allows for a safer, easier, ticket-buying experience. 

Indoor Walking

Enjoy indoor walking all year! Cool Insuring Arena allows walkers to purchase a walking wristband to use the track at the top of the arena. It's only $10 for the whole calendar year. You can purchase your membership at the Cool Insuring Arena box office.

The arena is typically open for walking from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Be sure to check the official schedule to learn about modified hours, special dates when walking is not offered, and the rules and regulations associated with walking at the arena.

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