The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control approved an Executive Staff recommendation to move the Boys and Girls State Hockey Tournaments to Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, effective in March, 2023, at its September meeting today.
“We are excited about the opportunity to host the upcoming WIAA Boys and Girls State Hockey Championships at Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena,” WIAA Assistant Director LeVar Ridgeway said. “With the move, we look forward to creating a great State championship atmosphere for our student-athletes, coaches and fans in a hockey centric facility.”
The WIAA and Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena agreed to a two-year term. Built in 1999, the venue received a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018 that added significant amenities and upgrades. The facility is equipped with two full sheets of ice with seating for 2,611 spectators, a state-of-the-art sound system, scoreboard and a high-definition video board.
The arena also has a media broadcasting booth, eight public locker rooms, six public bathrooms, and one family restroom. It is the current home for the USHL Madison Capitols and Madison Capitols AAA hockey.
The Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association has provided this additional statement:
The Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association is excited about this option for the WIAA State Hockey Tournaments. The WIAA and WHCA have worked collaboratively to give the best experience for our athletes and showcase their talents in an exciting environment. This process to change venues was a collaboration after years of surveying and listening to high school coaches on the needs for our showcase event. We are thrilled with what this can add to our sport for the student athletes and look forward to seeing everyone in Madison to celebrate High School Hockey in our state.