The 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania that is managed by SMG Entertainment. It was built in 1950, for the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League. The film Slap Shot, based on the Jets, was filmed in this arena.The arena was the home of the Johnstown Chiefs (Ice hockey) for 22 years, but they were relocated in 2010 to Greenville, South Carolina. A banner was hung at the final home game on April 4, 2010 stating "The Greatest Fans in Hockey." It was the alternate venue of the Wheeling Nailers for the next two seasons. The arena is home to the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL.
The Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League moved into the War Memorial for the 2012-13 hockey season.
1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial
326 Napoleon Street
Johnstown, PA 15901-1704
From Altoona / State College and Points North:
Follow I-99 South to US Route 22 West. Follow Route 22 West to Route 219 South. Take 219 South to Exit 56 West - the Johnstown Expressway. At the 1st traffic light, make a right onto Napoleon Street. The Conference Center is on the right and 1st Summit Arena on the left.
From Pittsburgh / Ohio and Points West:
Take the PA Turnpike (I-76) East to Exit 226-Monroeville (16). Then follow signs for US Route 22 East to the exit for 56 East into Johnstown. Turn left at the fourth traffic light after the Point Stadium. The Conference Center is on the right hand and 1st Summit Arena on the left.
From Points East & South:
Take Route 56 West from the Bedford Exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Johnstown. About 45 minutes driving time. In the East Hills of Johnstown, Route 56 joins Route 219 North (a four lane divided highway). Take 219 North and get off at the second exit (West 56 Johnstown Expressway). Get off Route 56 at the third exit (Bedford Street). At the end of the off ramp, there are two lights. Make a left after the second light which is Vine Street. Proceed thru one traffic light, and at the second light make a left onto Market Street and you will see the Conference Center and 1st Summit Arena straight ahead.