PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR WEBSITE HAS CHANGED TO WWW.LAJOLLAICETOWN.COM
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR WEBSITE HAS CHANGED TO WWW.LAJOLLAICETOWN.COM
It’s back! Because of the many of you that dressed up for our Pajama Night last time, we are happy to bring back this night of comfy, casual fun! This Pajama Themed Night will be held on Friday, May 18th from 8:30pm-11:00pm. It’s a night for you to show off your favorite sleep wear…and as always, we will be giving out a prize for the best dressed! Hosted by our very own DJ to provide you with today’s hottest music hits and your requests. Don’t miss out!
Also, if you’re new to skating and want to ensure some quality fun without fear of old, rusted skates, no worries here! La Jolla Ice Town is proud to inform you of our new Rental Skates! You can’t get a good skating experience without the proper equipment, that is why La Jolla Ice Town is dedicated to ensure that you enjoy your time with us by providing your feet with the comfort and quality they deserve.
May is here and like every year at this time, our big ice show is upon us. If you haven’t heard, this year we are premiering Broadway on Ice! It is going to be a spectacular ice show full of programs choreographed to all your favorite Broadway show tunes. We have skaters performing from our beginner tot level to our national competitors to show you how fun and entertainment come together in one of San Diego’s top skating rinks! Musicals to be captured include: High School Musical, The Lion King, Chicago, The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys and more.
The show date is Sunday, May 20th at 7:30pm.
Tickets are now on sale at the La Jolla Ice Town Box Office
General admission: $12
VIP On-Ice: only $22
VIP On-Ice seating tickets are going fast, so hurry in and buy your up-front seat(s) and be a part of the Broadway action before it’s too late.
As of late, our Monday public session times have extended and we are now open from 10:30am-3:50pm. We hope you like the change and take advantage of the extra 50 minutes on the ice.
Skating Academy Director
Phone: 858.452.910 ext. 5
We are pleased to introduce to you three new additions to our coaching staff:
Anthony Acello, Bobbie Buciak and Samantha Hunter
We know they will be a great addition to our coaching staff and we look forward to everyone getting to know them and taking advantage of their skills and coaching abilities they have to offer.
Summer is near, which means so are our Summer Camp Sessions! Whether you have a new tot that wants to learn skating fundamentals or an advanced skater that needs to perfect that double axel, La Jolla Ice Town is the place to be. We offer 2 camps to choose from, Beginner (Starter-Gamma) and Advanced (Delta-Landing Lutz).
La Jolla Ice Town will be closed May 21-29th for the first phase of our remodeling. We will reopen on
May 30th with new ice and boards. Skating academy runs 48 weeks each year and we will not be
holding classes the 23rd, 24th, or 26th of May as it is one of the four weeks we have off each year. When
we reopen academy classes will resume at our regular scheduled times.
We very excited for our new season! Tryouts went well and we will be having Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, and
Intermediate teams for the 2012-2013 season. We still have space available for those who missed our
tryouts and are still interested, please contact Coach Brittney at email@example.com.
We are beginning our new ISI team for skaters who are at the introductory levels up to Gamma and are
interested in learning synchronized skating. This is a wonderful team sport so come and try it and make
some new friends! We will have practices on Wednesday evenings 6:10-6:40pm. Our first practice will
be Wednesday June 6th.
For further information about Epic Edge and what Synchro is, please visit our website www.epic-edge.org for updates information and contacts. Also, “Like” us on Facebook!
Youth Hockey Director / GM
(858) 452-9110 ext. 4
It's been a few weeks now since taking the position of General Manager/ Youth Hockey Director and it's
starting to grow on me. I've enjoyed meeting many of you in our Hockey Program. Although I've been at
La Jolla Ice Town for ten years some of you I’m really just getting to know.
We are really excited to get our renovations under way! As we go through the phases of construction
we’re looking forward to having the coolest looking facility in San Diego.
I’m happy to say that our hockey program is looking stronger than ever. With the help of coaches Corrie
Woolcott, Rob Overman, Tiffany Gutraj Rosik, Ray Rosik, Craig Miller and our pro hockey staff, our
Metro hockey teams are dominating the league in San Diego!
As we add more programs to improve our player’s abilities, like the Dynamic Power Skating Clinic, La
Jolla Ice Town is dedicated to dominating the Metro League! For those of you wishing to take your
career even further, the Junior Gulls are having try outs in June for their Travel Program. Our merger
with the Jr. Gulls will bring San Diego to the forefront of competitive hockey both in California as well as
Go to the link below to check out the Jr. Gulls conditioning skates to have their pros check out your kid!
La Jolla Ice Town is proud to offer a comprehensive Hockey Academy Program for beginners. Our
Hockey Academy is a 3-step program designed to take young kids from just starting to skate to handling
and passing the puck and finally onto one of our hockey teams. We implemented it a few weeks ago and
the parents have been thrilled. One parent said “It’s so organized and fun, heads and tails above any
other program in San Diego” If you know any kids that love sports tell them to come to our Free Hockey
"Try-It" Class. Hockey is so dynamic no other sport can compete!
Staying on the level
Are you quick and efficient in the crease? To be quick and efficient in the crease means that you get exactly where you want to go and waste no energy with movements that are not absolutely necessary. A lot of goalies waste a lot of energy and slow themselves down by moving in inefficient ways. The most common way goalies are inefficient with their movements is with constant bobbing up and down with their chests and hands when the puck is being played in their zone.
An example of this is moving from one post to the other when the puck is being played behind the net. Let’s say the puck is behind the net on the stick side. You’re crouched and hugging the post and watching the play. The puck gets quickly passed behind the net to the other side. Do you stand up straight and push your way over to the other side while standing straight? Hopefully not! The most efficient way to get over to the other side is to stay in your crouch, keeping your hands and chest at the same exact level, and push yourself over to the other post.
This is a key point in all movements when the puck is in your end. When the other team is setting up in ways that could result in a shot very quickly, the threat level is high. If the threat level is high, you must be ready to move in any direction while still in your crouch with your hands and chest at the same height throughout the movement.
Why is this important? If you keep your chest and hands locked in the ready position and at the ready height, once you arrive at the spot you want to be at, you only need to stop with your feet. Everything else is already set for the shot. In addition, staying in that low position actually helps you recruit more muscles to help you get there in the first place, so you’ll be able to push off harder to get around the ice.
If you stand up tall every time you want to move, you aren’t able to use your legs and hips to push your body -- which makes you slower -- and when you do get to where you want to be, you still have to crouch back down and get your hands back in the ready position. By that time, the shot has already been released, and you’re still trying to get ready!
So while tracking the puck in high threat level situations, remember to keep your chest and hands at the same level while you move. They don’t need to change at all from the way you hold them in your ready stance. In the short term, it means your lower body will have to work harder. In the long term, it means that the shooters will have to work even harder to score on you.
Adult Hockey Director
858.452.9110 ext. 6
Who doesn't enjoy some nighttime fun on the ice? Mike Duffey is bringing to you an all-night tournament.
Three teams will compete in a Round Robin style tournament, rotating in back-to-back games. The bottom 2 teams will play in Semi-Playoffs against eachother to earn the spot to play the top team for a championship game.
Friday, June 22nd from 10:30pm-early morning
Individual Player/Goalie: $50
Team Fee (10-12 Players): $500
Levels of Play Offered
Full ice hockey H.E.C.C. approved gear
Red, White & Black
3 minute warm-up
Two 20-minute halves
last minute stop time
4-man shoot out upon a tie
Team 1=Black(TBA); Team 2=Red(Mike); Team 3=White(Brian)
Game 1: 10:30pm Team 1 vs Team 2 (Black vs Red)
Game 2: 11:20pm Team 2 vs Team 3 (Red vs White)
12:10am 10 min Ice Cut
Game 3: 12:20am Team 1 vs Team 3 (Black vs White)
Game 4: 01:10am Bottom 2 Teams play in Semi-Playoffs
02:10am 10 min Ice Cut
Game 5: 02:20am Championship Game
For more details and how to sign up, please contact the Adult Hockey Director, Mike Duffey, at (858) 750-9930 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send us a quick memo and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Box Office Team
Phone: 858.450.9110 ext. 0