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.
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.
Every winter, high school basketball teams converge on the arena for the NYSPHSAA boys' basketball tournament. The arena hosted the tournament from 1981-2016 and resumed its hosting duties in 2022.
The arena also hosts concerts, ice shows, family-friendly performances, fundraisers, and a wide variety of other events.
New as of 2021: The Adirondack Thunder and Cool Insuring Arena have partnered with SeatGeek, a mobile ticketing platform, for a safer, easier, ticket-buying experience. As hockey returns full-time, fans will be able to buy, sell, and transfer tickets through this platform.
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.
Please note, due to the ongoing pandemic, the arena's public skating program has been suspended indefinitely.
The arena also has public skating! From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on most Thursdays throughout the winter, the rink is open to the public for ice skating. The cost is $5 per person. Check the schedule or call the arena at (518) 798-0366 to confirm in advance.