Arizona State University and Sun Devil Athletics, in partnership with OVG360, have announced a multi-year naming rights partnership with Mountain America Credit Union as the new on-campus community Iceplex, home for the Sun Devil ice hockey team, will be named the Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU.
The Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU will serve as the training center and practice rink for the Arizona State men’s ice hockey team, as well as a community ice rink featuring a 200-foot by 85-foot ice surface with a 300-person capacity, including seating for 185 guests. The facility will also feature a concession stand for hot and cold refreshments and a full hockey pro shop and Sun Devil Hockey souvenirs, both in the main lobby.
“When we added men’s ice hockey to ASU’s portfolio of Division I sports, our priority was to grow both our program and encourage the development of hockey in our community,” said Sun Devil Athletics Chief Financial Officer Frank Ferrara. “We’re thrilled to expand our reach through a new partnership with Mountain America Credit Union at our new Multi-Purpose Arena. It speaks volumes of Mountain America’s commitment to the local area and we look forward to working together to continue supporting hockey in the desert at all levels.”
As part of the naming rights, the Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU will also allow the brand to utilize the space as a platform for financial literacy.
“Mountain America Credit Union is honored to partner with Arizona State University and OVG360 to expand the Sun Devil and local community hockey programs,” said Sterling Nielsen, president and chief executive officer at Mountain America Credit Union. “The Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU will fulfill a great need in the community and allow us to expand our financial education and community initiatives in Arizona.”
The deal was brokered in partnership between PAC-12 MMR and Oak View Group’s Global Partnerships division, the sales arm of OVG.
“The Mountain America Community Iceplex at ASU will be one of the finest sheets of ice in the Valley,” said Peter Luukko, co-chair of OVG360. “We are excited about the future of ice sports here in the Valley, and we are grateful for this partnership between Mountain America, ASU, and OVG360.”