November 2012

A Word from our General Manager

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Matt Smith

Youth hockey Director

General Manger

We had a great October and November promises to be even better! Our Halloween Party was awesome with our new lights and sound system. Skating school is looking great with lots of sign ups for our annual Chrismas recital. Our in-house hockey program is a huge success with a regular trusty schedule and our and exhibition games against some out of city teams. Mike Duffey continues to have an Adult Hockey League that is the envy of all the other rinks.

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Renovations

The UTC Ice Team has been hard at work finishing up the rink's new look. It's been a long haul of dust and paint and we thank you for sticking with us for the past months. If you haven't been by the rink lately take a look at some of the candid shots.

Of course we're still not totally complete, but you can see we are moving quickly in the right direction.

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Halloween Party 2012!

Wow! If you weren't able to make it out to our awesome Halloween Party, mark your calendars cause you won't want to miss next years. The costumes were phenomenal, the games were exciting and the dance off competition followed by prizes was the best! We gave away Public session passes, gift certificate to Starbucks, Arch Light movie passes and an $50 Apple gift certificate! CRAZY!

Check out the photos!

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Piranha Hockey

UTC_Ice_Piranhas_logos.pngWe have got some talented hockey players in our youth program! Not to mention really dedicated coaches! Coach Tiffany organized a super fun Halloween practice. She brought mini pumpkins to use as pucks and Coach Ray scared the kids and even the UTC Ice staff with his goolish costume.

Our Piranha Squirts played Aliso Viejo in an exciting game of will. Although we didn't end up winning our kids played their hearts out and got plenty of ice time. What's really exciting is UTC Ice has made its selection for their Mite Tournament Team that will face off in February at the Cal State Games. Cal State Games is right here in San Diego and runs over the four days of President's Day Weekend.

Check out the photos from our Halloween Practice!!!

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Skating Academy Director

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Halloween was a blast for our Skating Academy! Prizes for best costume and candy for all were the highlight of each class. We had a little of everything with witches, Indians, zombies, and even a goldfish and puppy! Here are some of our costume contest winners all dressed up.

Check out our Skating Academy Halloween photos!!!

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Exhibitions

With the Grand Re-Opening of the mall approaching, UTC Ice will also be celebrating the all of our improvements to our rink with an exhibition show on Saturday November 17th from 12:30-1:00pm. Please note that public session will begin at 1:00pm that day. Come and watch our great skaters and Epic Edge Synchro Teams perform their competition programs for you all. With performances by Epic Edge Juvenile and Intermediate teams, Harrison Wong, and Max Lake this is sure to be an exciting show!

Thanksgiving Week

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Skating Academy classes will NOT be held on November 21st, 22nd, and 24th due to Thanksgiving. We will have extended public session hours though, so come and practice if you can. Remember this is one of the 4 weeks we take off every year and there will not be make-up classes for these dates. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

ISI Test Session

Test.gifWe will be holding an ISI test session on Thursday December 6th. The deadline to register for this test is Saturday November 24th. If you need to test before the Kroc Center competition in January this is the time to do so. Even if you do not plan on competing this is a great way to set and meet goals for your skating. You can keep track of your progress with the awesome patches you will recieve after passsing each test! You can pick up applications for the test session in the UTC Ice office and need your coach’s signature on the registration form.

Holiday Show

big-wreath.pngMark your calendars! UTC Ice will be putting on a fun filled Holiday Show. Skaters will perform programs to all the holiday classics! The show will be on Friday December 21st in the evening. Keep an eye out for the exact show times to come.

Epic Edge

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With our first competition behind us, we are making changes to our programs and gearing up for a great competitive season! Anaheim Ice competition results:  Intermediate 4th place, Juvenile 2nd place, Pre-Juvenile 3rd place. Way to go Epic Edge! Pictures of our competition are on our website www.epic-edge.org and on our Facebook page.

Here is our new ISI team at one of our practices excited to be skating with friends!

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Collegiate Synchro Workshop

Epic Edge is holding a Collegiate Interest Workshop on Sunday November 11th. Please click here to see the info flyer and get all the details.