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Project Overview:

The Providence College Schneider Arena Renovations and Addition Project is comprised of renovations and improvements to the existing 64,000 GSF hockey arena and a three-story addition of approximately 30,430 GSF.  The improvements include new ADA viewing locations, increased press box provisions, new premium seating, renovated youth hockey locker rooms and thermal envelope improvements.

The three-story addition will house an athletic hall of fame, hockey administration, new locker rooms and support facilities for varsity hockey and lacrosse and strength and conditioning center for varsity athletics.

Architect:  SMMA | Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

Construction Manager: Shawmut Design and Construction​

Schneider Arena Renovations and Addition

​​​​​​​​​​News and Updates:

3/26/2014 - Schneider Arena in use. (Photos by Bruce T. Martin Photography, All Rights Reserved)

Schneider Arena in use
Schneider Arena in use

8/15/2013 - New pictures of the interior of the Schneider Arena

Schneider-inside hallway, Aug 15 2013
Schneider-inside upper view, Aug 15 2013
Schneider-inside, Aug 15 2013

7/27/2013 - Grand re-opening of Schneider Arena scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2013.  Read more and view updated construction video of the interior.

5/31/2013 - Watch a video of Coach Bob Deraney as he walks through the Schneider Arena Renovations with Shawmut Construction

4.26.2013 - With the conclusion of the varsity athlete season, demolition of the interior of Schneider has begun in preparation for extensive renovations.

Schneider Inside Demo

Schneider Inside Demo

3.13.2013 - The steel for the addition has been completed and the ceremonial topping off ceremony was done on Monday, March 11.  Fr. Shanley, along with coaches and athletes signed the final steel beam before it was hoisted into place.
Fr. Shanley signing the beam of Schneider Arena
Schneider Arena beam being hoisted up
The iron workers for Schneider Arena
1.22.2013 -
The footing and foundation stage of the project is underway.  The west and south walls of the addition are being constructed.  This will continue for approximately two more weeks in preparation for the steel delivery.

 Schneider Arena construction, Jan 2013
Schneider Arena construction, Jan 2013
12.21.2012 - Demolition has begun.

Schneider Offices December 2012

11.28.2012 - Work has started!  Sports offices have been temporarily relocated while construction is underway.