Official Newsletter of Centre Ice Arena & Howe Arena, 
Traverse City, MI
On Ice - Sponsored by 
Sam's Club and Sport Clips

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

The TC Curling Club's Women's Team -
Jill Reicke, Cara Colburn, Allison Rose and Dustine Murphy - 
is heading to 
Arena Nationals in South Bend, Indiana 
April 25-30.
Wishing You Good Curling! 
TC North Stars Sweep Alpena; 
Boston Bound!

Story Courtesy of Matt Mackinder, Mackinder Media

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The Traverse City North Stars are Boston bound.
After a 7-0 win Saturday night at Centre ICE that concluded a two-game sweep of the Alpena Flyers in the USP3HL Midwest Division playoffs, the North Stars will be one of two teams representing the division next weekend at the USPHL National Championships.

The other semifinal Saturday saw the Motor City Hawks down the Decatur Blaze to knot that series 1-all with a deciding Game 3 on Sunday.
Saturday night in Traverse City, Austin Flores went for five points on three goals and two assists, while Brendan Lacharite stopped all 25 shots he faced for the shutout in goal.
"We played good today," North Stars coach Jacek Wilk said. "Our puck movement was OK and the team worked hard."
Parker Hebden added a goal and an assist and co-captain Howie Rose, Barrett Bishop and Ben Yaakoby picked up single goals. Bobby Price added two assists as well.
"Tonight, we kept our momentum from last night and didn't take a shift off," Yaakoby said. "For Boston, it's going to be really tough against some really good teams, so we need to continue to work hard every shift all game and avoid making mistakes."
"We all worked hard and moved the puck well, which led to goals," added co-captain Nate Madigan. "In Boston, we're expecting to see some good teams and some really close games."
Alpena goalie Matthew Brunton finished with 27 saves in suffering the defeat.
The North Stars open the round robin portion of the national tournament at the New England Sports Center with a 10:40 a.m. game on Wednesday against a team TBD. Traverse City then plays the Charlotte Rush that night at 7:50 p.m. before closing out the round robin Thursday at 9:30 a.m. against the Florida Jr. Blades.
All games in Boston will be streamed on


More Photos from United Healthcare Sponsored Open Skates

U.S. Women's National Hockey Team to Hold 
Pre-Tournament Camp, Exhibition Game at Centre Ice Arena 

Traverse City, MI - Prior to playing in the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan, the U.S. Women's National Team will make a stop at Centre Ice Arena for a pre-tournament camp March 22-28. The camp will include an exhibition game vs. Finland on Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m. The exhibition game and all practices are free of charge and open to the public.
Photo by USA Hockey

"Just as Centre Ice prepares to celebrate its 20th Anniversary, it is a nice accolade to be able to host such an exciting and high-profile women's hockey event here at the rink," said Terry Marchand, I.C.E. Executive Director. "This is a rare opportunity for our hockey family and the community at-large to experience the world's best in women's hockey in such an intimate atmosphere. And, there's no cost to attend. We encourage the entire region to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to witness world-class hockey."

Click Here for details and schedules for both the pre-tournament camp at Centre Ice and the IIHF Women's World Championship which begins on March 31 in Plymouth.

  TCFSC - "Princesses and Villains On Ice" March 10 & 11

The annual Traverse City Figure Skating Club Ice Show will once again feature skating princesses and princes, but this year some menacing villains will also make an appearance for an on-ice extravaganza that is sure to please all ages. Presented by Traverse City State Bank, "Princesses and Villains On Ice" will take place at Centre Ice Arena this weekend Friday, March 10 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 11 at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm. Come dressed as your favorite princess or villain and get your picture taken with the cast for $5.

Local radio stations sponsored a variety of on-air contests and the winners are: 
  • Ultimate Princesses and Villains Night Out/Limo Contest with New York Luxury Limo for Saturday's 4:30 p.m. performance - Lacey Nisson won on the 106 KHQ Morning Show with Aaron & Heather. Lacey's daughter, Joleigh, turns 9 on March 7th. What a birthday gift! 
  • Centre Ice Luxury Suite for Saturday's 11:30 a.m. performance includes pizza from Mancino's Pizza & GrindersAimee Wolfe won on Ron and Rehmer on Z93. Aimee's daughter, Romy, turns 7 on March 16th. This will be her birthday party!
  • On-Ice Table for 4 to Saturday's 11:30 a.m. performance - Margie Clouse won on the  Ron Jolly Show on News Talk 580.
Congratulations to all winners! 

Get your tickets NOW at or purchase at the door. Don't miss "Princesses and Villains On Ice!" 


GTHA - Highlights and Upcoming Events

Here's a recap of the great things happening with GTHA:

Weekend of March 3, 4 & 5:

Great Lakes Spring Classic Tournament, Holland, MI: Champions K&H Blades Pee Wee House won their final game on  Sunday  beating the Kensington Destroyers 4-0.

State Tournament:

PeeWee A North Stars - Runner -Up
After winning all previous games during Round Robin and Semi-finals, PWA lost to Flint Junior Firebirds 4 - 1 in the finals.

PeeWee AA North Stars - Lost in Semi Finals (no photo available)

LCAHL Playoffs:
Bantam A - Runner-Up (no photo available)

February 25 & 26 - Bantam AA North Stars #ROCKOURHOUSE: 
The Bantam AA North Stars last home stand was a push to fill the stands and raise money for Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center. It was a huge success! Outstanding community team support raised $1,500 for the local non-profit. The team won their last home game on Sunday and afterwards took to the ice to thank their parents and get a hockey family photo. Congratulations to all involved!

February 18 & 19 - 6th Annual Mite Jamboree:
Records were broken when 72 teams turned out to play in the annual Mike Jamboree at Centre Ice! That's over 700 players! Cool things happen on ice.
Upcoming Events

March 10, 11 & 12: 
GTHA Cherry Cup Playoffs: Click Here for Schedule 
Bantam AA  & Girls U19: State Tournaments

High School Hockey: Bay Reps, Trojans Win Championships

Congratulations to the Bay Reps for capping off a hard-fought and emotional season by becoming Northern Michigan Hockey League Champions! Well Done, Bay Reps!

Congratulations to the TC Central Trojans on becoming the 2017 Big North Conference Champions! Great job, Trojans! The TC West Titans tied for second place in the conference.


Event Recap:  United Healthcare Community Plan Sponsors Open Skates for Local Organizations

Centre Ice recently hosted two open skate events - both sponsored by United Healthcare Community Plan - for three deserving organizations. On Saturday, February 25, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Child & Family Services were invited to enjoy an evening of ice skating. On Saturday, March 4, the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore enjoyed time on the ice followed by an invitation to attend the North Stars last home playoff game AND sell girl scout cookies during the game. Skating princesses from the Traverse City Figure Skating Club promoted their upcoming ice show - Princesses and Villains On Ice - at the March 4 event by skating with the scouts and giving away four tickets. Congrats to winner Patty Reynolds! 

Everyone had a great time! Thank you, United Healthcare Community Plan, for making these events possible! See more photos in the left-hand column and on our Facebook page.

Ticket Winner Patty Reynolds with Grandkids

Centre Ice Arena is Home to These Fine Businesses

A Little School House At Centre Ice  

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Centre Ice 20th Anniversary Weekend - Throwback Pricing, Prize Drawings
April 7 & 8 - Throwback Prices for Twilight Skate, Open Skate, Sticks & Pucks and Drop In Hockey at Centre Ice PLUS Prize Drawings for Sam's Club and Sport Clips Gift Cards
Come Join the Celebration - Centre Ice Arena Turns 20!
******Throwback Pricing for Public Programs on April 7 & 8******
**********Prize Drawings Both Days**********

Join us for special public skating programs at Centre Ice Arena April 7 & 8. Prize drawings will be held for $25 gift cards - six prizes in all - from our On Ice Sponsors - Sam's Club and Sport Clips Haircuts. Don't miss the fun...and save $$$ too! 

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 Hockey: 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)

It's fun to visit Centre Ice & Howe Arena! 

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Click the button below that for the full Calendar of Events.

Please enjoy Your Community Ice Rinks!

I.C.E. (Involved Citizens Enterprises) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.