Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium
EVENTS CANCELLED—Due to mechanical failure, events at Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium have been cancelled until future notice. Aquactic classes up to level 3 are still being held at the Student Recreation Center.
Lawson Ice Arena is home to Western Michigan University's CCHA Bronco Hockey team. In addition to hosting the WMU Broncos, the arena is used by the University for physical education classes, club sports, and open skate and within the community for tournaments, intramural hockey, and KOHA (Youth Hockey Programs). Each year Lawson is host to approximately 193,550 visitors—seating up to 4,000 spectators per event.
Gabel Natatorium is home to Hackett Catholic Central High School Swim Team and Mattawan High School. The natatorium is also used for Zest for Life, community swimming classes (for infants to adults) and open swim.