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Address: 7201 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4736
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+1 515-278-2827
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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A fun night

An old rink but great fans. It was loud and fun and never a dull moment. Skip the hot dogs (questionable) and go for a pretzel instead. OK for kids though the crowd was a bit... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
West Des Moines, Iowa
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Urbandale, Iowa
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Our family loves hockey so we go here often. We always have a great time but this arena needs a face lift so badly. Spend the extra few dollars and purchase the seats on the glass or on a corner, the upper seating consist of backless bleachers that are in not way comfortable for a long game. The concession options... More 

Thank Mlg2
Ankeny, Iowa
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420 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is the home of a semi pro ice hockey team. I have gone to several games. I had beer spilled all over my head twice and beer dumped in my lap one time. The crowd at an exciting hockey game gets drunk and rowdy. I prefer not to get into fights so I stopped going to games. Back years... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
West Des Moines, Iowa
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

An old rink but great fans. It was loud and fun and never a dull moment. Skip the hot dogs (questionable) and go for a pretzel instead. OK for kids though the crowd was a bit profane at times.

Thank rlkmett
Clive, Iowa
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you like hockey at all the small arena is great. The team is always young with fast action and tickets are cheap. Free parking across the street.

Thank Fam_Tvler
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Being a fan of an away team, this makes me visitor who is an outsider of sorts. Wearing the opponents jersey, you never know what to expect. First off the arena is very old, possibly one of the oldest if not the oldest in the USHL, and if not only to Lincoln's Ice Box horse barn. Despite the old time... More 

Thank traingeek087
Urbandale, Iowa
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117 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I have taken my kids to a couple of games at Buccaneer Arena. The hockey is always fast paced and fun to watch. It is one of the most reasonable sporting events for the family to attend. The tickets are fairly priced and the food and drink is very reasonable. I always try to get seats close to the glass,... More 

Thank lckstr99
Adel, Iowa
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We love hockey and have never been disappointed by the Bucs. It's an exciting and fun place to be. The crowd is friendly and outgoing. The food isn't bad either. A little pricey for my pocket. I love this place

Thank cumom00
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195 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I've been to a couple Buccaneer games over the past couple years. This place is fairly well maintained. Additionally, there is not a bad seat in the place. The last time I visited was for the 2015 Guns vs. Hoses (e.g., police vs. fire) competition/fundraiser. As always, it was a great time. I would definitely recommend this place to someone... More 

Thank Darin J
Urbandale, Iowa
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14 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2015

It is a fun night for a family outing and the team certainly has a following, but the area is a dump. I could only imagine with the locker rooms for the teams must look like. The tickets are cheap. The fans are fun and there is good energy during the games. Overall, the experience is fun, but they are... More 

Thank pmpro
Altoona, Iowa
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

The Bucs are so much fun to watch! The fans are great and crowd really gets into it! The tickets are inexpensive and the views are all great. Sitting on the ice is amazing, watch your drinks however, if you set them on the ledge...they WILL end up in your lap! There are drink specials and the food is priced... More 

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