UBS Arena is committed to helping Elmont and the surrounding communities. We plan on working with community organizations and elected officials in an effort to fill 30 percent of the jobs at the venue with local residents.

UBS Arena is a part of the $1.5 billion redevelopment of Belmont Park that includes a retail village and hotel. The project is expected to generate approximately $25 billion in economic activity, including 10,000 construction jobs, 3,000 permanent jobs and major infrastructure improvements. The project’s goal is to earmark 30% of construction contracting dollars for state-certified minority and female owned businesses and additional 6% to service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses.

In addition, the project has invested almost $100 million in transit and infrastructure enhancements, including the first, newly constructed Long Island Railroad station in almost 50 years.



Meet Grant Coykendall from Grand Rapids, MI.

Bryan Thompson is ready to lead on and off the ice. Learn more about his D1 and NHL goals above.

Representation matters. 43 Oak Foundation mentor Sky Silverstein was the only person of color on his hockey team. Now, he’s helping diversify the game for future generations. Watch the feature above to learn more about the 24-year-old from Riverhead, NY.

Inspired by NHL legend Willie O’Ree, Hassan Abdul-Mutakabbir wants to be the hardest worker on the ice. Watch the feature above to learn about the 14-year-old.


Lance Spencer has been playing hockey since he was 3 years old. Watch the feature above to learn more about the Harlem native.

Romeo Torain started playing at 3 years old after watching his brother. Learn about the 21-year-old from Washington Heights and his family above.

UBS and the New York Islanders have a 5-year partnership with 43 Oak Foundation and a $1M commitment to increasing diversity in hockey.


This partnership solidifies the commitment of UBS and the New York Islanders to our local community in and around UBS Arena, the growth of the sport, and diversity within the game of hockey. New York Islanders staff with support from Islanders alumni, 43 Oak staff, and UBS hockey team volunteers will conduct clinics and provide meaningful engagement opportunities for participants.


The 43 Oak Foundation is an accredited 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving youth in the New York Metropolitan Area ages 13-22 (Grade 8 to seniors in college). They provide transportation, equipment, ice time, funding for travel hockey leagues and tournaments and other vital resources for the players.