Ed Robson Arena
Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Project Details

Higher Education

Colorado College
Sustainable/Green Building
October 2021
Completion Date
270,000 s.f.
JLG Architects

The Ed Robson Arena is a new state-of-the-art 3,400+ seat multi-purpose arena which will maximize the student-athlete experience and enhance the Colorado College Tiger Hockey team’s ability to recruit the best to Colorado College, while educating and training their team to compete and win conference and national championships. In addition, the Ed Robson Arena can host regional, national, and international events in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee and related governing bodies, further enhancing Colorado Springs as Olympic City USA.

The value engineering effort for the new Robson Ice Hockey Arena was extensive as it was difficult to get align the desired features and design materials with Colorado College’s budget. Working closely with the college and design team, we were able to reduce the budget by almost $7M without sacrificing the overall look and feel and quality of the arena. Creative solutions we came up with varied from slight changes in materials, to different lighting packages, as well as expanding the subcontractor pool for bidders to increase competition and get better pricing.

The arena, set to open in October 2021, will provide opportunities for continued retail uses along Tejon Street. In addition to the varsity hockey team, the new arena will serve the college’s intramural sports, club teams, student life activities and academics, as well as community hockey and figure skating. And for the first time, the entire on-campus community will be able to gather in one indoor location. 

The arena will also further Colorado College’s commitment to sustainable design with a carbon-neutral, net-zero energy goal.


  • State-of-the-art Multi-purpose Ice Arena
  • Colorado Springs City for Champions Project