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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

adirondack thunder hockey logo

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.

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.

Public Skating

Cool Insuring Arena's public skating program has been suspended indefinitely. The arena can be rented for private parties and events on an hourly basis. Call (518) 798-0366 for more information.

Upcoming Cool Insuring Arena Events:

Dec
2
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Maine Mariners
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Dec
3
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Maine Mariners
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Dec
16
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Newfoundland Growlers
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Dec
17
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Maine Mariners
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Dec
18
Sun
Adirondack Thunder vs. Maine Mariners
3:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Dec
23
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Worcester Railers
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Dec
30
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Worcester Railers
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Dec
31
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Trois-Rivieres Lions
5:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Jan
7
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Norfolk Admirals
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Jan
8
Sun
Adirondack Thunder vs. Norfolk Admirals
3:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Jan
21
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Newfoundland Growlers
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Jan
22
Sun
Adirondack Thunder vs. Newfoundland Growlers
3:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Jan
27
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Trois-Rivieres Lions
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Jan
28
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Trois-Rivieres Lions
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Jan
29
Sun
Adirondack Thunder vs. Trois-Rivieres Lions
3:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Feb
3
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Feb
15
Wed
Adirondack Thunder vs. Maine Mariners
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Feb
17
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Atlanta Gladiators
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Feb
24
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Feb
25
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Reading Royals
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Mar
8
Wed
Adirondack Thunder vs. Maine Mariners
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Mar
11
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Trois-Rivieres Lions
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Mar
12
Sun
Adirondack Thunder vs. Trois-Rivieres Lions
3:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Mar
24
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Worcester Railers
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Mar
25
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Worcester Railers
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Apr
7
Fri
Adirondack Thunder vs. Maine Mariners
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Apr
15
Sat
Adirondack Thunder vs. Worcester Railers
7:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801
Apr
16
Sun
Adirondack Thunder vs. Worcester Railers
3:00 PM at Cool Insuring Arena1 Civic Center Plaza Glens FallsNY 12801