Dwyer Arena is a two pad ice facility located on the beautiful Niagara University campus. The arena is home to the Niagara University Mens Division 1 hockey program and the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles youth hockey organization. Dwyer Arena was the proud host of the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships, as well as the Buffalo Sabres Development Camp.
Hockey or skating needs? What about Niagara Hockey apparel? Head to the Dwyer Arena pro shop, where we know your name and exactly how you like your skates sharpened! Our trained and knowledgable staff is ready to answer any questions you have ranging from skate sharpening, to stick preferences or the sizing of a Purple Eagle sweatshirt!
Pro Shop Hours
- Monday - Friday 5pm - 10pm
- Saturday and Sunday 8am - 10pm
Any questions please call (716)286-8782 and ask for the Pro Shop.
What We Offer
- Skate Sharpening ($6 per sharpening)
- Stick and sock tape
- Some equipment
- Minor equipment repairs
- Purple Eagle apparel
- Hockey novelty items
Dwyer Arena Tip: Know Your Hollow
½ inch standard for most hockey players. A good median between speed and control. 5/8 inch is not as deep of a cut as ½ inch. Better for bigger players that don’t want to cut into the ice that deep therefore giving more speed. However, you will not have as deep of an edge for quick stopping and tight turns. 3/8 inch is a deeper cut than a ½ inch. This is better for smaller players that are looking for quick stops and turns. This hollow will cause a decrease in speed since your skates will be digging deeper into the ice.