THE NEW ERA
The Ed Robson Arena, named for Edward J. Robson, a 1954 CC graduate and former member of the hockey team opened to the public October of 2021. The arena is a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art, sustainable sporting event venue that benefits both the college and the City of Colorado Springs.
The arena is one of four unique Colorado Springs venues designed to strengthen and diversify the economic impact of Pikes Peak region visitor attractions.
CC Tiger Hockey games are now played on campus, for the first time in the history of the program. The arena accommodates seating for approximately 3,400 attendees. It encompasses competition space, seating, locker and restrooms, concessions, storage, in-house TV production capability, and administrative space
As part of the City for Champions (C4C) initiative, the Ed Robson Arena is one of two new Colorado Springs downtown sports venues in close proximity to the U.S. Olympic Museum — one outdoor and one indoor — intended to attract visitors to Colorado Springs. The City for Champions venues include, Ed Robson Arena, Weidner Field, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, Hybl Sports Medicine & Performance Center, and USAFA Gateway Visitor Center.
Ed Robson Arena Timeline
Oct. 18, 2019
Tear down of the lot began in October 2019 and was completed in January of 2020
Aug. 28, 2020
Oct. 02, 2021
Colorado College VS Air Force
First CC Tiger's Goal:
Scored by Logan Will and assisted by Jordan Biro
Feb. 15, 2020
Ground Breaking Ceremony
Sept. 18, 2021
Oct. 08, 2021
Colorado College VS St. Lawrence
First CC Tiger's home win:
Against Air Force 8-1
Oct. 30, 2021
About Ed Robson
Edward J. Robson began his illustrious hockey career at Colorado College, where he was also active in baseball alongside his studies, earning his B.A. degree in business and banking. Following graduation, Robson joined the United States Marines. During a five-year tour, Robson was granted leave to play hockey for Team USA in 1955 and the next year, 1956, was selected to become a member of the U.S. Olympic hockey team. Robson closed out his last three years completing flight school and flying Marine helicopters in Hawaii.
Robson began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker in 1960
and joined the Del Webb Corporation shortly thereafter. In 1972, he started
his first Robson Resort Community. His homebuilding enterprise has grown
to a legacy of adult communities, including Sun Lakes, SaddleBrooke,
PebbleCreek, Robson Ranch Arizona, Quail Creek and Robson Ranch Texas.
Currently, more than 50,000 homeowners call a Robson Resort
Community home and more than 100 awards and accolades have been
bestowed over the past five decades.
Robson is also a dedicated philanthropist who invests in the many
communities in which he is involved. In addition to supporting the
construction of Ed Robson Arena, he has made significant contributions
to various charitable organizations, cultural and educational endeavors,
and health-related organizations. Robson was awarded an honorary
doctor of humane letters from CC in 2014 and is also a member of Colorado
College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He was also a past member of the Colorado
College Board of Trustees.
Robson and his late wife LaNelle Beck Robson ’58 had five children together, including CC alumnus Steve Robson ’79.
Today, Ed is married to Karrin Taylor Robson, a graduate of Arizona State University, earning a B.A. degree in political science and history, as well as a Juris Doctorate degree. Karrin is founder and president of a prominent land-use firm, Arizona Strategies; she has been influential in shaping the state’s land planning and zoning policies. She also serves as secretary of the board of the Arizona Board of Regents, which is responsible for the governance of the state’s public universities.