October 2021
Your Centre Ice and Howe Arena
Monthly News & Updates
In This Issue:

  • Long-time I.C.E. Bookkeeper Becki Van Horn Retires
  • TCFSC News & Updates - Learn to Skate Fall Session
  • GTHA News & Updates
  • Centre Ice Fitness
  • TCCC News & Updates
  • Public Programs at Centre Ice Arena
  • Centre Ice Arena User Groups and In-House Businesses
I.C.E. Bookkeeper
Becki Van Horn Retires
After 21 years as bookkeeper for Centre Ice, Howe Arena and GTHA, Becki Van Horn retired on September 30.

Becki, we wish you all the best! Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to I.C.E. Happy trails and safe travels!

A letter from Becki:

It is with very mixed emotions that I write this heartfelt thank you to all of you that have made the last twenty one years of my life at Centre ICE so enjoyable. I have made many lifelong friends; too many to even start to mention, but all are extremely important to me. You have seen me through tough times and happiness, sorrow and laughter and walked alongside me through it all. As I begin my retirement and the next phase of my life, I am excited to know that many of you will still be a part of this new adventure and a continuing part of my journey. I may not see you as much as before, but I will never forget what you meant to me and how you affected my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and for making wonderful memories along the way with me. Stay safe, stay well, and love what matters, always. Becki Van Horn

TCFSC News & Updates
TCFSC Fall Learn to Skate

Sessions have begun, but you can still join the fun!

Monday Evening Session from 6:00-6:50 pm (10/4-11/1) - 5 weeks

Saturday Morning from 9:00-9:50 am
(10/9-11/6) - 5 weeks

Registration available at :

Snowplow Sam (New to skating, 3-6 yrs old):

Basic 1-6:

GTHA News & Updates
Hockey Season Has Begun!

Stay tuned to the November newsletter for news and updates from GTHA!

Centre Ice Fitness
TCCC News & Updates
The Traverse City Curling Club is ready to rock the house!! The club will begin league play Wednesday and Thursday, October 13 and 14 at 8:00 pm with 60+ curlers. There are a few slots still open to join the league. If you have completed a Learn to Curl session, visit tccurling.org to register for league play.

Learn To Curl Class (2-hour sessions):
Twenty-four folks came out October 6 and 7 to participate in the club's season-opening Learn to Curl sessions. The Centre Ice team had the ice ready to go and it was an exciting time to get back out and increase our local community's participation in curling. The club is in the process of scheduling additional Learn to Curl sessions starting Wednesday, October 20. There are also two morning sessions, October 28 and November 11 at 9:00 am. One 2-hour session is required to sign up for club membership and to play or sub for league play. These 2-hour sessions focus on the basics of the game with on-ice instruction on basic curling skills. Click Here for more information and Learn to Curl registration.

Olympic Curling Events: The Olympic Games are just around the corner in February of 2022. The Traverse City Curling Club is currently planning events on and off the ice to invite the community to Give it a Curl! The club will host on-ice events and Olympic watch parties where the game can be enjoyed and explained to attendees by local community curlers. Event details and dates will be released soon!

Want to show support for the Traverse City Curling Club?
Go to tccurling.org/Club Information/Donations and Sponsorships and support the club in several ways:
  • Rock Sponsorship - Sponsor a rock for a year with personalized message
  • Banner Sponsorship - Feature your business on the website for a year
  • General Club Donation - Make a donation to support the club's programming activities
  • Scholarship Donation - Make a donation to support individuals who want to curl and need financial assistance

More information available at tccurling.org.
Public Skating Programs
Public Program Costs

Open Skate
$5 per person & Skate Rentals - $5 per pair

Sticks & Pucks
$10 per person including Goalies

Twilight Open Skate
$7 per person & Skate Rentals - $5 per pair

Click Here for the complete schedule
Centre Ice Arena User Groups and In-House Businesses
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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