Gene Polisseni Center:
Construction Time Lapse Video
Gene Polisseni Center: Construction Time Lapse Click here to watch the video.
Gene Polisseni Center opens with a roar – September 18, 2014
RIT alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community got their first look at the Tigers’ new $38 million den Thursday during a dedication ceremony. Click here to read more.
Gene Polisseni Center Historical Timeline
Thursday, September 18, 2014: Click here to read more.
Gene Polisseni Center Construction Update
May 14, 2014: Click here to view the progress of the Gene Polisseni Center.
Farewell to Ritter Arena
The #RITHockey community remembers Ritter Arena and says farewell as we prepare to move to the new Polisseni Center Watch the video »
RIT community signs the final beams for the Polisseni Center
November 19, 2013: The RIT men’s and women’s hockey teams, Corner Crew, Pep Band and university members gathered on Nov. 19 to sign the last ceiling beams to be installed into the Gene Polisseni Center. Read More »
Construction begins for Gene Polisseni Center
Oct 19, 2012: A new athletic venue and multi-purpose facility will soon rise on the RIT landscape. University leaders and dignitaries broke ground Oct. 19 on the 4,150-seat Gene Polisseni Center on the south side of campus. Read More »
Polisseni Center architect announced:
Toronto-based BBB Architects
May 15, 2012: Toronto-based BBB Architects also designed Air Canada Centre in Toronto, General Motors Place in Vancouver, and are currently redesigning Madison Square Garden in New York City. Read More »
RIT Women's Hockey wins first Division III National Championship
March 17, 2012: RIT women's hockey team claims first NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey National Championship, announces move to Division I. Read More »

Join the RIT community and thousands of Tiger fans as we make the Gene Polisseni Center a reality!

RIT Hockey has enjoyed a steady rise to national prominence, including men’s Division II and Division III championships and a trip to the NCAA Frozen Four and in 2012, the NCAA Division III women’s national championship. These extraordinary achievements are the result of decades of outstanding play and planning.

It's now time for the next step in the RIT Hockey Plan. In November 2010, RIT President Bill Destler announced the launch of an effort to build a new arena that will help the men's and women's teams continue their march. One year later, the arena was named The Gene Polisseni Center in recognition of a partnership gift from the Polisseni Foundation and Tom Golisano. And in fall 2012, RIT will break ground on a new home for RIT Tiger Hockey!