The Honnen Ice Arena, named for Edward Honnen, a Class of 1921 alumnus, is undergoing a transformation. The ice was melted and removed in mid-June, and plans call for using the building as the primary new home for 3D arts classes until a permanent home can be developed. Additional campus spaces for 3D arts classes also have been identified, including a studio in the new Ed Robson Arena.
Honnen received an honorary B.S. degree from CC in 1960 and an honorary D.S. degree from the college in 1983. Additionally, he sat on the college’s governing board as an alumni trustee from 1946 to 1950 and as a charter trustee from 1960 to 1983.
Although the ice rink is being removed, the Honnen legacy will continue: The building, which was begun in 1963 and completed in 1966, will be known as “Honnen,” and the Honnen History Wall, which will include Honnen’s biography, will wrap around the second-floor club level seating of the new multi-purpose arena. The popular public ice-skating programs will resume at Ed Robson Arena after its scheduled October opening.