General Manager/Youth Hockey Director
Welcome to the September Newsletter. There are many exciting things going on at the rink. You’ve probably heard by now that we have a new name, UTC Ice. New management took over the rink in February. Since the rink is widely known in San Diego as UTC we thought, what the heck, let’s name it UTC Ice. We designed a snazzy new logo to rebrand ourselves as the premier ice rink facility in Southern California.
The facility itself is going through major improvements from the new pro shop, to better quality ice, new skate counter, bathrooms, you name it we’re doing it. We’re only weeks away from installing new rubber floors throughout UTC Ice. Personally, I’m looking forward to the plasma screens we’re putting in above the skate counter so we can pipe in Center Ice, the all hockey channel. Don’t fret figure skaters we will be showing all kinds of events related to ice sports like the Olympics and World Championships.
Calling all Public Session Skaters! Friday and Saturday nights are going to heat up as we add to our sound system and install a whole new computer operated theatrical lighting system. When the sun goes down the rink will light up!
New Hockey Mascot
UTC Ice has a new mascot for In-House program. It’s mean and tough and super cool. Our new name is the Piranhas! Piranhas are fast, feisty and attack in packs, just what our young hockey teams are all about.
UTC Ice has decided to go in an exciting new direction with our In-House hockey program. We’ve got 2 well matched teams this year. It’s going to make for a fun and competitive program! As we build our skills we will be inviting guest teams to come and play our guys. For now the games will be evenly matched making for some exciting hockey!
End of the Season Metro League Pizza Party
Check out the link to see all the great photos of the skills competition and parent player game!!! Thanks Peter Zemljic for the photos!!!
Click here for photo link
LA Kings Road Trip
NHL Lock Out
Well the NHL Lockout is here. Our close relationship with the LA Kings has allowed us to keep abridged of the situation. At the moment we’ve been assured that exhibition games are still scheduled.
LA Kings Road Trip
We are still planning on going on our Bus trip to Staples Center with our in-house teams for the Kings vs Edmonton game. If you would like to have the chance for your young player to take part in the intermission skate at Staples we still have spots available. Click the link to get the Intermission Skate/Kings Game Registration and Information form.
This may be a once in a life time chance for your young player!!!
Click here for registration form
September is here and that means back to school! As the fall schedules get organized remember that UTC Ice has public sessions seven days a week. So get your homework done and come in to practice everything you are learning in your classes. The more you practice, the sooner you will get those stickers!!!
ISI Test Session
UTC Ice will be holding an ISI Test Session on Wednesday September 26th. The application deadline is Monday September 24th. You can get an application at our office. Please be sure that your coach signs the application before it is turned in.
Next month, UTC Ice will be holding our “Be A Skating Star” competition on October 21st. This is for beginning skaters that have never done a competition before. All competitors will receive an award and program with a memory page, so you can always remember your first skating competition. If you would like to sign up for the competition please read and fill out the application below and bring it into our office.
Click here for Be a Skating Star Application
Halloween Spooktacular ISI Competition
UTC Ice is also getting ready to send our skaters to the Halloween Spooktacular competition in Escondido, on October 27th. The entry deadline is October 1st so ask your private lesson coach to fill out an application so you can represent UTC Ice at this fun competition!
Click here to download the application
Pasadena Open Results
We want to congratulate Sofia Kone for both of her 1st place finishes in compulsory and freeskate events, and Chisato Kamakura for her 3rd place finish at the Pasadena Open Competition. Great job girls!!!
Epic Edge Synchro Teams
Epic Edge is proud to announce that we have a complete ISI team and will be eligible to compete this season! They will be starting their program this month and will debut it at the UTC Ice holiday show.
We had tons of fun at our Epic Edge End of Summer Beach Bonfire! La Jolla Shores was the perfect place to cool off and have some team bonding time. We even had s’mores and two of our teammates were turned into mermaids! What a fun time!!!
Adult Hockey Director
UTC Ice, formally known as La Jolla Ice Town, now has a new system for scheduling and stats provided by Rsportz.
Click here to see Rsportz link on our UTC Ice website
New leagues for fall/winter will start September 13, 2012
Platinum division starts September 13, 2012 and plays Thursday nights. Gold division starts September 17, 2012 and plays only Monday night. Silver division starts September 26, 2012 and plays Wednesday night. Copper/Bronze starts September 23 and 25th Sunday/Tuesday nights. Two new teams will be joining the bronze league this season Piranhas and Massfits. The copper division will go to six teams adding the Mantuary Monk and the Knights.
All leagues have openings for players of all levels.
All players must have USA Hockey membership before stepping on the ice!
Adult Hockey Clinic New Time
The Adult clinic has been very successful and has a new time slot on Tuesday at 9:50 pm September 18, 2012. Players of all levels are welcome. All new players must come to the clinic for evaluation to be placed on a team. Cost is $20 per player and goalies play for free.
Thank you to the instructors Josh Allen and Ron Faye for a great job.
Friday Night Live Tournament
The Friday Night Live Tournament will be on October 5, 2012 starting at 10:30pm and go until early morning. We will have three teams at a Gold/Silver level. Cost for the tournament is $500.00 per team or $50 per player. Each team will play a three game minimum.
Food and drinks will be provided. If you liked my homemade
Sloppy Joes then you will have to try my pulled pork sandwiches!
All players must have USA Hockey membership.
Playoff Team Photos
More to come soon!!!
See you at the rink!