May 2018
Your Centre Ice and Howe Arena
Monthly News & Updates
In This Issue:
  • Rink Renovations Underway
  • Hit the Goal & Renovate the Rink! Crowdfunding Campaign Continues
  • Sticks & Skates for I.C.E. Recap
  • Centre Ice Golf Outing Cancelled
  • TCFSC Cherry Classic Competition
  • Centre Ice Fitness ACE Program Returns this Summer
  • High School Hockey Showcase
  • Public Skating Programs at Centre Ice Arena
Rink Renovations Underway at Centre Ice Arena - Crowdfunding Campaign Continues
The NHL-mandated rink renovations began at Centre Ice Arena on May 14 and will conclude on or before June 3. The rink upgrades, which are required for Detroit Red Wings Training Camp and NHL Prospect Tournament to return to Traverse City, will make the rink safer for all athletes and spectators.

Here are a few photos of the renovation so far.

Centre Ice is replacing the existing tempered glass with acrylic panes which will be taller than the current glass to better protect spectators and provide clearer viewing of the rink. The current boards will remain in place, but a new black soft cap system with rounded edges will sit atop the boards. The stanchions for the acrylic panels will also be black for a uniformed look. The new stanchions are flush with the panels, reducing the risk of injuries to athletes. The new stanchion system is not only safer but more efficient; damaged panes can be switched out in minutes. Black Kevlar netting will also be installed.

The crowdfunding efforts will continue until June 2. We are asking for your help!

Centre Ice needs to raise at least $110,000 for the project. Please donate to our Crowdfunding Campaign by June 2.

Check out this video featuring
Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Drake!

Sticks & Skates for I.C.E. Recap
We had a fantastic time at Sticks & Skates for I.C.E. on Sunday, April 29! Lots of folks came out to skate, have fun, eat hot dogs, chips and cake and raise funds for our crowdfunding campaign. We raised over $3,000 that day! Thanks to everyone who skated or volunteered and to these fine businesses who supported our event with generous donations:
  • Meijer
  • Oleson's Markets
  • Costco
  • Gordon Food Service Store
  • Jimmy John's
  • Great Lakes Potato Chips
  • Once Upon A Child
  • Don's Drive In
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit
  • Centre Ice Fitness
  • Outdoor Specialties
  • The Hockey Shop North
  • Lucky's Market

You can still donate to our crowdfunding campaign until June 2. WE REALLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Click on the link below to give whatever you can. Thank you!

Centre Ice Golf Outing Cancelled
The Centre Ice Golf Outing, scheduled for June 2, has been cancelled. 

The Centre Ice Arena staff and board of directors recognize that in light of the ongoing crowdfunding campaign a great deal of time and financial commitment is being asked of our very supportive and generous community. Therefore, a decision was made to cancel the annual golf outing this year. 

We apologize for any inconvenience the cancelling of the golf outing may cause.

TCFSC Cherry Classic
The 2018 Cherry Classic Figure Skating Competition returns to Centre Ice Arena Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9. Billed by Traverse City Figure Skating Club as The Greatest Figure Skating Competition in the Midwest, this entertaining event is open to the public FREE OF CHARGE! Come cheer on our local skaters.

ACE Program Returns to Centre Ice Fitness
The ACE program is designed and instructed by a certified and licensed athletic trainer who is specifically trained in sports development for specific age groups, injury prevention and biomechanics of acceleration, jump mechanics and specific sport development. The link and poster below offer complete details.
High School Hockey Summer Showcase
June 15-17 at Centre Ice Arena
All Public Programs Now at Centre Ice
Public Skating Programs - HOWE ARENA CLOSED FOR SEASON
Now that Howe Arena at the Grand Traverse Civic Center has closed for the season, all Public Skating Programs have moved to Centre Ice Arena until September.

Thank you to Twilight Skate Presenting Sponsor Sport Clips!! Click the logo for the TC Sport Clips web site.

Join us at Centre Ice Arena for Open Skate, Twilight Skate and Sticks and Pucks this Spring and Summer!

Centre Ice & Howe Arena - Home to These Fine Organizations and Businesses!
Click Logos to Link to Web Sites
Grand Traverse Hockey Association
Traverse City Figure Skating Club
Traverse City Curling Club
Bay Reps
Traverse City Central Trojans
Traverse City West Titans
Licensed Preschool and Day Care Center located within Centre Ice Arena.
"A Place Where Children Grow."
Pro Shop at Centre Ice Arena.
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