2016 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey East Regional Championships

March 26-27, 2016  
Times Union Center
Albany, NY


Albany, New York's capital city, is excited to welcome NCAA players, families, friends, and fans to a weekend of exciting sports and family friendly activities! The 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey East Regional is in Albany from March 26-27, 2016. Come and cheer on all of the elite athletes representing their colleges and universities.  Click here to purchase tickets.  

From the coziest bed and breakfast to spacious penthouse suites, Albany offers accommodations that please every type of sports enthusiast.  If you need overnight sleeping rooms, please click here.

This prestigious tournament is being held at the Times Union Center. The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York, that can fit 6,000-17,500 people, with a maximum seating capacity of 15,500 for sporting events. 

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Disney's "Miracle"
Saturday, March 26 | 12PM
Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Adults: $5 | Kids 12 & under: $3*
Tickets available at the Palace Theatre box office and 
*Free with paid admission to the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey East Regional

Enjoy Family Activities during the NCAA Hockey East Regionals!

We've got all the information you need to enjoy this great event, and we've got events planned to keep you and your whole family entertained, and your energy high during the whole tournament!  This year you will find Facepainting by About Face, Juggling by Scotty Nut Nut Entertainment, Inflatables from Jumping Bean, and Balloon Twisting from Skeeter Entertainment, ALL on the concourse of the Times Union Center on both March 26 & 27, 2016.  The Times Union Center will host family friendly activities on the concourse all weekend.

You'll want to stay before and after the game! Enjoy Albany's amazing variety of attractions; from excellent restaurants to downtown nightlife and uptown shopping, there are plenty of ways to have fun in Albany before the tournament begins and for your post event celebrations. For NCAA Fans special offers click here. Want to be an NCAA Fanatic Fan? You can stay up to date on the latest information and receive newsletters by clicking here

A few blocks from the Times Union Center is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. All of these venues are within walking distance of the Times Union Center. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Approximately 20 minutes from downtown Albany is the Wolf Road area. You will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and the Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Christmas Tree Shops, Sephora and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.

Click here for a list of Easter Brunch and Church Services 

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Steuben St. Market

The Steuben St. Market 
Downtown Albany 

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Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional tournament information as well as information regarding services, shopping and dining in the Capital Region. If there is anything we can do prior to your visit, or while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Tournament Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

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Albany Attractions
Downtown Albany Map/Dining Information
Downtown Albany Parking Options
Directions & Parking Times Union Center
Ticket Information
Wolf Road Map/Dining Information
Youth Group Activities 

Stay up to date with all of your NCAA Hockey news!  
NCAA Sports Webpage

Travel Information
Albany International Airport
Albany- Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Car Rental
CDTA Public Transportation
Driving Directions

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall 
Stuyvesant Plaza

Medical Care Facilities
Albany Medical Center
Albany Memorial Hospital 
St. Peter's Hospital


Important Information in Downtown Albany






Berkshire Bank              

41 State Street

(518) 432-0318


First Niagara Bank

120 State Street

(518) 433-2000


Key Bank

50 State Street      

(518) 465-2946







16 New Scotland Ave

(518) 434-0677


Rite Aid

17 North Pearl Street

(518) 434-6024



41 Holland Ave

(518) 925-4733




Steuben St. Market

58 North Pearl Street      

(518) 694-3100 


Important Wolf Road Information






Bank of America

133 Wolf Road

(518) 459-9003


Key Bank

155 Wolf Road

(518) 453-1612


Trustco Bank

34 Wolf Road

(518) 458-7761





465 Sand Creek Road

(518) 482-2835


Hannaford Pharmacy

96 Wolf Road

(518) 482-1085


Rite Aid

463 Albany Shaker Road

(518) 458-1205







96 Wolf Road

(518) 482-1085


Trader Joe's

79 Wolf Road   

(518) 482-4538


Whole Foods

1425 Central Ave 

(518) 621-5300


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