, part of Ondrej Nepela
Winter Sports Stadium, is an arena
. It is primarily used for ice hockey
and it is the home arena of HC Slovan Bratislava
. It opened in 1940 and holds 8,350 people as of 2007. In the past Samsung arena was called ST Arena
and T-Com Arena
The Stadium is named in honour of Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater who competed for Czechoslovakia in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and he is the 1972 Winter Olympics figure skating winner.
An NHL preseason game was held at the Samsung Arena between HC Slovan Bratislava and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tue Sep 30, 2008, at 7:00 PM local. The overtime/shootout result was Tampa Bay Lightning 3 HC Slovan 2.