Colonials Arena is now Clearview Arena, strengthens existing relationship between Clearview and RMU AthleticsPittsburgh, PA, October 13, 2020 (clearviewfcu.org)…Clearview Federal Credit Union and Robert Morris University Athletics announced Colonials Arena will now be Clearview Arena as part of Clearview’s role as the official credit union of RMU Athletics. The deal will see updated logos, marquee, and signage in traditional areas such as the main rink. Clearview Arena at the Island Sports Center will showcase Clearview’s commitment to RMU Athletics and the Colonials family.
Clearview’s name will appear on scoreboards, entrance doors, Zamboni, walkways and more.
RMU Island Sports Center opened in 1998 and was purchased by RMU in 2004. The sports center is the region's premier sports and recreation destination and is located a short distance from downtown Pittsburgh. The 32-acre facility includes two indoor ice arenas, outdoor multi-purpose rinks, indoor driving range and sports dome, athletic track and field, pro shop, and bistro. The arena is home to RMU men's and women's hockey, cross country, track and field, and rowing programs.
Over 600,000 people visit the Island Sports Center annually, and Clearview is excited for the opportunity to connect with the community that makes RMU Athletics so special. “We are excited about the opportunity this partnership gives us, states Ron Celaschi, CEO of Clearview. “Our commitment to western Pennsylvania, and to the health and education of our youth is demonstrated through this partnership with RMU. We are proud to be part of this extraordinary university and its outstanding facilities.”
"We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Clearview Federal Credit Union as the official credit union of RMU Athletics and proud to announce that Colonials Arena will now be the Clearview Arena," said Chris King, RMU Vice President and Director of Athletics. “The Clearview Federal Credit Union brand mirrors the excellence that Robert Morris University and RMU athletics is known for, and we truly wanted a partner who is identified within the Pittsburgh region and involved in the local community. We are grateful to RMU’s Institutional Advancement team for bringing this premier partnership together.”
About Clearview Federal Credit Union
Clearview Federal Credit Union has been in operation since 1953 and serves over 106,000 members with reported assets valued over $1.4 billion as of July 2020. Membership in Clearview is open to individuals who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school in the Southwestern Pennsylvania community, which includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Membership is also open to immediate family members of current Clearview members. Visit clearviewfcu.org for more information. Clearview Federal Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration and is an Equal Housing Lender.
About RMU Athletics
From its fertile beginning as a men's basketball junior college powerhouse to one of the most diverse athletic programs in the Pittsburgh tri-state area, RMU offers 16 intercollegiate programs, including the only men's and women's NCAA Division I hockey teams and men's lacrosse team in the region. Over the last 44 years, the Colonials have claimed 51 conference regular-season championships and 52 league tournament titles. On July 1, 2020, RMU joined the Horizon League for 10 of its 16 athletic programs. Football will join the Big South Conference as an associate member in 2021, while women's lacrosse accepted an invitation to compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) as an affiliate member. The RMU men's hockey program competes in Atlantic Hockey, while women's hockey competes in College Hockey America (CHA). The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) serves as the home for RMU rowing.