"I felt we made a mistake in building a baseball field. I thought that should have been the ice skating rink, because I think hockey in this state right now, not just hockey, but ice skating, if you come up to our office building at 6:00 in the morning, some mornings you can't get a parking spot because parents have taken their kids up here to skate...I think hockey will be a great addition to our intercollegiate program. [The Pegula gift] is a great, great gift. And I think very far-sighted and I'm really pleased with it." - Joe Paterno

Monday, January 14, 2013

Altoona-Behrend Photo Gallery

Photos from Saturday afternoon's visit to Penn State Altoona's Ivyside Park campus, and their subsequent commonwealth clash with Penn State Behrend. Click any photo to enlarge.

Guarding the southern edge of Altoona's campus, Spring Run appears to be straight out of a Robert Frost poem.


Named for that particular stream, Spring Run Stadium is the home of Altoona track and soccer.


Here's a look at the Nittany Lion logo in the middle of the field.


Cute? Creepy? Both? These statues, depicting children doing things appropriate to various spots around campus, are all over the place.


Signature building? How about Edith Davis Eve Chapel?


Actually, Altoona's centerpiece is not a building, but rather the Reflecting Pond, shown in front of the Harry E. Slep Student Center to the left. Residence halls line the northern edge of the campus - that's the Oak Residence Hall to the right of the student center. By the way, according to one nearby sign, skating is permitted on the pond, although it certainly doesn't appear ready for that at the moment.


The signage and architecture at Altoona is familiar to anyone who has been to University Park. This is the E. Raymond Smith Building, the administrative hub containing the offices of admission, student aid and the chancellor, among other things.


Heading across town to Galactic Ice...


...home of the two-time CHE South Division champs.


Here's the opening faceoff between Behrend (in blue) and Altoona, because I took these with my phone and can't produce decent shots when people are moving.


The assembled crowd enjoyed quite a game.


On the Behrend bench, former Ice Lion Ed Maras and his amazing lip dragon oversee the action, while freshman Zach Naples (10) also looks on.


On the other side, Altoona coach Tom Lantz (suit) and forward Austin Hyatt (19) are just as intense.


The Nittany Lion made an appearance, decked out in his Altoona sweater.

2 comments:

  1. PSU Altoona Ice Hockey ManagersJanuary 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Awesome pictures (besides leaving out those great Penn State Altoona managers haha) Thanks for coming!
    Cortney and Bridgette

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    1. Haha sorry about that. Awesome to come out and finally meet you guys!

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