So here are some images of the men's hockey game at Appleton Arena at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. I can't imagine a more respectful maintenance of a 1950's arena. Seating is original pine varnished benches and the arcing roof is also unpainted wood. The effect is a little like watching a game in the woods. The throw-back feeling is enhanced by no ads on the board or the ice. There is also an organist and the whole family got in for twelve bucks.
White ice, white boards
The later addition matches the old, just lighter wood
Pine bench seating
The game was good and, down 2-1, the Saints pulled their goalie for the last minute and a half. Vermont scored an empty-netter with 6 seconds left to make it 3-1. The atmosphere was great and you imagine in this university town of 6,000 or so next to Adirondack State Park the crowd is pretty regular. One funny moment was when the the crowd heard the hated rival Clarkson [4 Mb movie] was losing eight miles east 0-3 to Dartmouth - the roar was louder than when the lone St. Lawrence goal was scored.