Official Newsletter of Centre Ice Arena & Howe Arena, 
Traverse City, MI

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April 2017 - Also In This Issue:
Public Programs Provide Good Clean Fun All Year!
For a complete list of public programs including 
Open Skate, Twilight Skate, Sticks & Pucks, Drop In Hockey and Adult Skate 
Click the Logo Below

Centre Ice and Howe Arena are home to the following community organizations and teams. Click on logos for more information and upcoming events.



The Cherry Bombspiel is April 21-23 at Centre Ice.
 The public is welcome to come watch great curling action for free during this annual tournament. 
TC North Stars 

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Ice Pics! 
Fun photos of activity around Centre Ice Arena.




Centre Ice Arena 20th Anniversary Celebration Features "Throwback Pricing" for Public Programs & Prize Giveaways 
April 7 & 8  

Centre Ice Arena officially turns 20 this Friday, April 7! 

Join us this Friday and Saturday at Centre Ice Arena for all the fun - including prize giveaways from Sport Clips, Sam's Club and Centre Ice - during our 20th Anniversary Celebration! 

Spring and summer public programs have moved from Howe Arena to Centre Ice and this weekend you can save cash and win great prizes as we celebrate in style! Here's the line-up:

Friday April 7:

Sticks & Pucks: 6:00pm - 7:20pm 
($2 per person)

Twilight Open Skate: 7:00pm - 8:50pm
($2 per person & FREE Skate Rentals)

Friday Night Drop In: 7:30pm - 8:50pm  ($5 per person)
 
Saturday April 8:

Sticks & Pucks: 1:30pm - 2:50pm  ($2 per person)

Open Skate: 3:00pm - 4:20pm
($2 per person & FREE Skate Rentals)

Sticks & Pucks: 4:30pm - 5:50pm  ($2 per person)

Twilight Open Skate: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
($2 per person & FREE Skate Rentals)

We've added the popular Twilight Skates  to the pubic program line-up at Centre Ice Arena. Click this Public Program link for a list of all upcoming public program activities. Don't miss any of the fun. We'll see you this weekend - and all spring and summer - at Centre Ice!

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TC Curling Club:  - Women's Team Qualifies for Nationals; Cherry Bombspiel April 21-23

After only three years in existence, the Traverse City Curling Club is sending a team of four local women to the USA Curling Arena National Championship April 25-30. Team members are: Jillian Riecke, Cara Colburn, and Allison Rose of Traverse City, and Dustine Murphy of Interlochen. The women will represent the TC Curling Club and the Great Lakes Curling Association as one of 15 women's teams from around the country competing at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN
L to R: Jillian Riecke, Dustine Murphy, Cara Colburn and Allison Rose

The TC Curling Club was founded in 2014 and has grown to fill two curling leagues at Centre Ice Arena. Don Piche, TC Curling Club president, was named the USA Curling Volunteer of the Year in 2016. The club will host it's third annual curling tournament - a bonspiel - later this month. Cherry Bombspiel is at Centre Ice April 21-23. The public is invited to attend for free. 

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GTHA: CHERRY CUP CHAMPIONS

The Annual Cherry Cup Tournament took place at Centre Ice March 10-12. Congratulations to the Cherry Cup Champions and to all GTHA players, coaches and parents for another great season!
 
SQUIRT:  SQ3 EMBROIDME


PEEWEE: PW2 K&H CONCRETE CUTTING


BANTAM: BT3 BUFFALO WILD WINGS


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Centre Ice Fitness Offers Free Workshop

Attention Athletes and Parents! "Enhancing Athletic Performance" is being offered FREE of charge to help athletes who are asking themselves these pressing questions that may arise as the winter sports season concludes: How do I get stronger for next season? How do I get faster? What should I be doing in the off-season? What is the difference between pre-season and off-season conditioning? When do I lift weights? When do I work on speed and power?

This workshop will help parents and athletes understand the following: 
* Proper development program for athletes of all ages and sports 
* Different phases of athlete training seasons 
* Safe progressions between seasons 
* Injury prevention techniques 
* Upcoming options for spring/summer programs 

When: Wednesday April 19th 5:15 pm 
Where: Centre Ice Community Room 
Who: Parents/Coaches/ Athletes 
Presenter: Joelle Beaudoin, LAT-Certified Athletic Trainer/Sports & Conditioning Specialist 

Call CIF at (231) 932-8340 by April 17 to reserve your spot. 

The ACE program (Acceleration, Core and Explosiveness) will return to CIF this summer and will focus on: * Fundamentals of proper off-season conditioning * Speed, Power, Strength, and Core * Personal weaknesses, muscular imbalances, postural and flexibility issues * Injury prevention and proper jump mechanics. For more information contact Joelle Beaudoin at (231) 675-5813 jmbeaudoin10@gmail.com or visit www.centreicefitness.com and search for Hockey/Sports Performance/Team Training/ACE.

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TC Travelers Sweep Houghton Tournament
 
Story in the words of Tom Roach:

The TC Travelers, a local men's senior travel hockey team active since the "Bubble Days" in 1987, traveled to Houghton over St. Patrick's Day weekend to compete in their 17th straight Copper Country Old Timers Tournament. 
 
For the past three years, the team has participated in two age classes: the 50+ Legends and the 60+ Classics. While the 60+ guys won their class for the second year in a row, it took nine long years for the 50+ guys to finally win back the Legends trophy - something they've been trying to do since being the first team to win it in that class's inaugural year in 2008. It's an old-time hockey weekend, with games played at three different rinks, including the old Armory in Calumet (now named The Coliseum) and "The Dee," long recognized as "the birthplace of professional hockey."  

On Saturday night, some of the boys managed to get standing room tickets to watch Michigan Tech defeat Bowling Green in the second overtime to win the WCHA Playoff Tournament.  After a wee bit of celebration into the wee hours, the team was up for an early departure for the long drive back to TC, just in time to make the O-League games at Centre Ice.  What a solid hockey weekend!       
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Monthly Medical Memo

Concussion Caution: What You Need to Know

The Michigan High School Athletic Association estimates that 5 - 10 percent of teenage athletes will experience a concussion in any given sport season. Concussion is a form of a traumatic brain injury caused by a direct or indirect blow to the head. Because the frontal lobes of the brain continue to develop until age 25, it is vital to manage youth concussions very conservatively to ensure the best neurological development and outcomes.
 
Up to 70 percent of student concussions heal in 7 to 10 days. For those that don't heal in that time, one-third can take up to six months for all post-concussion symptoms to resolve. Returning to activity too soon could result in neurological damage.
 
Here are a few facts to keep in mind.
  • Less than 10 percent of sport-related concussions involve a loss of consciousness.
  • 78 percent of concussions occur during games, as opposed to practices.
  • The most common symptoms immediately following a concussion are headache (85 percent) and dizziness (70 - 80 percent).
  • Other physical symptoms include nausea, vomiting, balance problems, blurry vision, or sensitivity to noise or light. Also watch for difficulty in thinking clearly, irritability or mood swings and sleep issues.   
  • An estimated 47 percent of athletes do not report feeling any symptoms after a concussive blow.
 (Source: MHSAA)
 
Seek medical evaluation from your doctor if you notice any of the symptoms listed above. Cognitive, balance and eye exams can help confirm or rule out a concussion. Imaging, such as a CT scan, is often performed to rule out other brain injuries.
 
A physician should clear you or your student before returning to normal activity. Munson Medical Center Physical Therapy has a return-to-play protocol that helps doctors determine if an athlete is ready to return to their sport.
 
To learn more, call 231-935-8600 or visit www.munsonhealthcare.org/sportsmedicine

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Save the Date for the 4th Annual 
Centre Ice Golf Outing!

What: 4th Annual Fundraising Golf Outing to Benefit Centre Ice
When: Saturday, June 10
Where: Interlochen Golf Course

Mark your calendars now for this important I.C.E. fundraiser! 

More information coming soon at www.centreice.org 
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