Northtown Center

The Northtown Center at Amherst, formerly the Amherst Ice Center and the Amherst Pepsi Center, is a 1,800-seat multipurpose arena in Amherst, New York, located adjacent to the University at Buffalo. The current sponsor is Northtown Auto, a Buffalo area chain of auto dealerships.[1] The ice arena features NHL regulation-sized ice sheets as well as an Olympic-sized ice sheet, which is also capable of hosting sledge hockey.[2] The main ice arena has a capacity of 1,800 with the other rinks having less capacity. The facility also has a roller hockey rink, sports training facility, restaurant, and pro shop.

Northtown Center at Amherst
Former namesAmherst Pepsi Center
Amherst Ice Center
LocationAmherst, New York, United States
Coordinates42°59′40″N 78°46′57″W / 42.99444°N 78.78250°W / 42.99444; -78.78250Coordinates: 42°59′40″N 78°46′57″W / 42.99444°N 78.78250°W / 42.99444; -78.78250
OwnerCity of Amherst, New York
OperatorRecreation Department
Capacity1,800 (hockey)
Surface200' × 85'
200' × 98' (hockey)
Buffalo Bulls (ACHA)
Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL) (1998–2014)
Buffalo Wings (MLRH) (2008–present)
Buffalo Beauts (NWHL) (2019–present)

It is the home to the University at Buffalo Bulls men's ice hockey team competing at the ACHA Division I level in the Eastern Collegiate Hockey League[3] as well as the home of Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League, and the Buffalo Wings, a professional inline hockey team competing in Major League Roller Hockey.[4]

Until the completion of LECOM Harborcenter, the arena was the home of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the Ontario Junior A Hockey League and the practice facility for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League.[5] The arena is also home to several local high school ice hockey teams, and is used by local figure skating clubs, youth, and adult recreational ice hockey leagues, as well as public skating. The U.S. and Canadian sledge hockey teams faced off in a three-game exhibition at the arena in February 2012.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Top 2 sled hockey teams in world in WNY. WIVB-TV. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Home".
  4. ^ "NWHL's Beauts Find New Home". The Victory Press. 2019-07-29. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  5. ^ Facility

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Preceded by
Home of the
Buffalo Jr. Sabres

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Home of the
Buffalo Beauts

Succeeded by