General Manager and Youth Hockey Director
We have lots of great stuff going on at UTC Ice this summer. Let’s start with our annual ice show, Tour the World. Tickets for the May 25th show are on sale in the box office. We are 75% sold out for both the afternoon and evening shows, so DO NOT hesitate, get your tickets today!
Make your summer camp plans with UTC Ice. We have camps for all levels of figure skating and hockey.
Back by popular demand our Mega Stations and Power Skating clinics are back this summer. Sign up today. We will be limiting space.
Get your Adult Hockey Team or yourself signed up for our July 4th hockey tournament. The deadline is just around the corner! We are now accepting individual player sign ups.
Our Mite team is challenging the rest of San Diego at the Memorial Weekend Tournament this weekend in Escondido. Go Piranhas!!!
Tour the World 2013
Our Skating Academy and Competitive athletes have been working hard alongside our talented coaching staff to produce our best annual ice show ever!!! This year our skaters take a trip around the world visiting exotic places and exploring cultures of far away countries. The music, lights and costumes are spectacular. Don’t miss out on your chance to see “Tour the World.”
The show is this weekend on May 25th and tickets are almost sold out for both the afternoon and evening show. This year we have on ice seating only. The rest of the Dining Terrace and bleachers in front of the windows will be blocked off from sight.
You can order your tickets over the phone or when you are here at the rink. One thing is for sure, if you wait you will not get a seat!!!
Call the box office now to reserve your tickets. 848-452-9110 ext 0.
Sign up today for one of our many Summer Camps. We are offering day camps for figure skaters and hockey players.
Our hockey camp is open to beginner players to Mite Level. It’s full of fun activities from on ice instruction, scrimmages, hockey movies and outdoor activities like road hockey. If you are a current Piranha you receive 10% off camp dues!
Pro Ambitions Camp is coming to UTC Ice at the end of August. They did an awesome job last year so I expect to see all of our Piranhas out there getting some pointers from a great coaching staff. For more information and sign ups visit them online at:
Both our Advanced and Junior Skating Camps will be the best way to stay cool this year. Advanced camp is for skaters in Delta and up through Senior competitors, while Junior camp is for beginners through Gamma level skaters. Advanced camp early bird deadline is Saturday May 25th. If you are a member of Skating Academy you will receive 10% off Junior camp fees. You can come into the UTC Ice box office to sign up, or print out the registration form below and fill it out. Don’t miss out on the best camps in San Diego!
Meet new friends!
Work out in the Advanced camp!
Piranha Metro Teams
We are back in the Greater San Diego Metro Hockey League and what an opening we’ve had so far. We’ve won most of our games and are looking so much stronger than last year. We’re excited to have a huge Hockey Academy Program that feeds directly into our Mini Mites. We’re always taking new academy players. Right now registration in to our Academy includes a stick, jersey, socks and your very own Bauer Vapor or Nexus hockey skates!!! That’s right! To be successful we start our player off right!
Our development of young players is second to none. The Mini Mite program headed up by Coach Tiffany Rosik is really taking off and our players are looking super strong. Most mini Mite games are dominated by our Piranhas. The future looks bright.
Mite Tournament Team
We are looking to produce good things this weekend as our Mite Tournament takes to the ice in Escondido for the Memorial Weekend Tournament. They’ve been practicing hard with Coaches Ray Rosik and Scott Smetzer. I think that everyone will agree with our dedicated coaches and the full ice Tuesday night practices the Mites are looking awesome!!! Good Luck this weekend!!!
The Future of Hockey at UTC Ice
As our Piranha teams gain more and more success we look to increase our numbers at all levels of hockey. As move into September Season we are looking to have 2 Metro Mite Teams as well as Squirt and Peewee Teams. And that’s by this September, just wait and see how strong we are a year from now! It’s going to be awesome!
We will also be looking to build tournament teams from our program at all levels. If you’re interested in hearing about our prospects for growth and your chance to be a part of it call Matt Smith at 858-452-9110 ext 4.
Skating Academy Director
Remember, Skating Academy schedule stays the same year round. Our classes will continue at the same times throughout the summer. We will be taking the week of July 4th off so mark your calendars now. Don’t forget that unlimited public sessions are included in your active membership so come and practice all your skills while you are out of school!
Mark your calendars for our annual ISI competition. “Skate by the Sea” will be held on August 16-18th 2013 here at UTC Ice! Start creating your programs now. If you have not competed before this is the best way to start, get some private lessons and make a program to your favorite song, then add a dress and show off your skill here at your home rink! The application deadline is Saturday July 6th so plan for it now!!!
We are excited to announce that tryouts went well and we will be having Pre Juvenile, Open Juvenile, and Intermediate teams this year! We still have a few spots available so interested skaters should contact Coach Brittney Olson or Manager Gina Williams.
Our ISI team will be having a workshop to start their season near the end of June so keep an eye out for info on that soon.
Epic Edge will also be forming an Open Collegiate team so any interested college students are welcome to contact us for more info.
This is going to be our most successful season yet!!!
Check us out at www.epic-edge.org or “Like” us on Facebook.
Adult Hockey Director
Don’t forget that the deadline for our Fourth of July Adult Hockey Tournament is coming up soon! We will be hosting the tournament Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th. Friday, July 5th, there will be a 2 hour Family Fun Skate, just for Tournament players and their families followed by a pizza party. Saturday, July 6th, there will be a players-only party, where each of the tournament players will be going onto party buses and hitting the town! The cost per player is $125.00 or $1550 per team. For more information please contact myself or the UTC Box Office Staff.
On May 5, Mantuary Monks Rjay Abad scored 2 nice goals to beat the Illumina 6-2 win , though Roger West (Co- Captain) for Illumina had 2 great passes for 2 assists. Also that night, Piranhas forward, Eric Harrington, made upper self goal in net to win 2-1 against nets. Goaltender Angel Duran had 32 saves that game. On May 12, Conor Edmiston(Pfizer Fury) had a Hat Trick in the 2nd period. That same night, Bill Yates(Jaguars) had 4 goals and 2 assists to beat Knights 7-1. Bryce Niceewanger had the lone goal for Knights. Captain Steven Kalchik for Monks had 2 assists that night to win 3-2 against Piranhas and Mike Papada, Monks goal tender, had a ton of saves.
On May 5, Blackhawks played Beerfine in a 3-3 tie game. Captain Steve Rasmus scored a goal with 33 seconds left to tie the game.
Jay Haisan whose played in leagues for who knows how long played in net. Just joking Jay. May 12th , John Jacobs(Stemedica) scored 2 goals against Jaguars in a 5-4 lose. Jaguars have not lost this season under Captain Rosso Nasirpour. Also that night Arrogant Bastards player Matt Tadman had 2 of the lone goals to beat Ospreys 2 -0 with Matt Skopak for 2 assists. Ospreys player Forest Talbott has been a driving force who had a Hat Trick against BeerFine in a Tie game 5-5. Craig Wiley, Boston Native, also scores a Hat Trick who is a fast, speedy forward and great guy to talk to in the Bronze League.
This Silver Division has become a very popular league because of the competition being so close in same level of play. Shooters player Zack Higson scored 2 quick goals to beat Isotopes May 8th in a close game 6-4. Drew Kohn had 2 assists with Isotopes. Rangers have become a force in this league run by Randy Gerson and have not lost a game this season; they really know how to move the puck. You can’t out skate a pass. The same night Chiefs played Crimson Guard in a 3-3 tie, Captain Jim Rocks had a goal and assist . Ray Sun with Crimson Guard had 2 assists. Contra is having a strong season with a great team; passing by Jonathan Lux who had 2 assists against Senators. Defenseman, Mark Kester, who played for the Minnesota Gophers, has helped the Contra in great team play. Derek Stainer goalie for Senators always has a ton of saves each night, good luck scoring on this great goal tender with strong defense by Casey White.
Gladiators are all over you in offensive zone like busy bees. They forcheck to where you have no time in the defensive zone. Scott Chiaradonna(Gladiators) has been a leading force for scoring and defense. Team Warrior (Defending Champions) have won 3 straight games with great goal tender Vay Sam and high power scoring by Alex Matthews, Dmitry Yekhilevsky, Jamie Lenke, Ryan Conger(Ex- San Diego State Player). This Division is fast pace and very fun to watch.
What I’ve been told that it’s the fastest, cleanest League in Southern California, so come out and see or play with the best players in the San Diego. We have players that have played in our Platinum League and later go into the Pros, Juniors, or College in the Fall. It’s great training for the summer for you Elite players.