Thompson Recreation and Athletic Centre

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Thompson Recreation and Athletic Centre
Location Western Road & Sarnia Road
London Ontario
Coordinates 43°00′10″N81°16′33″W / 43.0029000°N 081.2757333°W / 43.0029000; -081.2757333 Coordinates: 43°00′10″N81°16′33″W / 43.0029000°N 081.2757333°W / 43.0029000; -081.2757333
Owner University of Western Ontario
Capacity 3,615
Tenants
Western Mustangs

Thompson Recreation and Athletic Centre also known as Thompson Arena or TRAC in an indoor arena on the campus of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

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University of Western Ontario public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada

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Thompson is the home of the Western Ontario Mustangs men's and women's ice hockey teams.

Western Ontario Mustangs mens ice hockey

The Western Mustangs men's ice hockey team represents University of Western Ontario in competition in the Ontario University Athletics conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport athletics program. The Mustangs play at Thompson Arena in London, Ontario. The men's hockey team has won 3 OUA championships and 1 CIS championship (2001–02)

The Western Mustangs women's ice hockey team represent the University of Western Ontario and compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference, which participates in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport athletic program.

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Facilities

A Western Ontario Mustangs women's ice hockey game at Thompson Arena. Western Mustangs women's hockey.jpg
A Western Ontario Mustangs women's ice hockey game at Thompson Arena.

Thompson Arena houses an NHL size ice rink, as well as a 200-metre Mondo track with facilities for pole vault, high jump, a long jump sand pit and an indoor throwing cage for field events.

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Pole vault track and field event

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