Columbus Summer Drop-In Schedule
The summer schedule for youth drop-in hockey begins June 3rd at the Hamilton Center Ice Arena. Participants should attend sessions for the level at which they will be playing this fall.
|Mondays||Mite Power Skating 6–7 PM|
|Tuesdays||Bantam/High School Power Skating 8–9 PM|
|Wednesdays||Mite/Squirt Stick and Puck Drop In 6–7 PM|
|Thursdays||PW/Bantam Stick and Puck Drop In 6–7 PM|
|Squirt/PW Power Skating 7:15–8:15 PM|
All skating sessions are $10 each. Punch cards are available, 12 sessions for $100 and 18 sessions for $150. Cards will not expire until 12/2013. Note: Bantam aged kids cannot go to adult drop-in sessions.
The punch cards may be purchased at the ice rink desk.
It's not too early to start thinking about summer hockey camps. Some nearby camps are listed here as a convenience; the BBYHA does not endorse any particular camp.
The Columbus Parks & Recreation Summer Hockey Camp featuring instructors from Culver Academy. July 15–19, 2013. For Mite/Squirt/Peewee, Ages 6–12, at the Hamilton Center Ice Arena, Columbus, IN. For more information call 812-376-2686. Download Brochure (PDF)
Miami University Hockey School at Miami University, Oxford, OH. Programs for Mite, Squirt, Peewee and Bantam. More info...
Pro Ambitions Battle Camp featuring Head Coach TOM ORR and Pro Ambitions expert staff at CARMEL ICE SKADIUM — JULY 22–26, 2013. For Mite, Squirt, Peewee and Bantam. More info at http://www.proambitions.com/schedules_in.htm.
House Players: If you still have rental equipment to return (you keep the jersey and socks) please contact a Blades representative to arrange return. Please bag the equipment (plastic trash bag is fine) and include a note with your name and player's name.
Travel Players: If your jerseys were not collected at your last game please return them (clean and on hangers) to your team manager per her/his instructions. Check with your manager for specifics.
FINALLY... if you would like to buy Blades apparel for yourself or others, there is now an online shop available. T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Fleece, Jackets, Hats, and other items are all available and can be customized with a player name and number. Blades logo items are now also available. Visit the store....
High School players give back to BBYHA
Coaching Profile: Hannah Robbins
Hannah Robbins, BBYHA goalie coach, is also a cellist and viola da gambist working towards her Masters of Music at Indiana University. The viola da gamba is an early stringed instrument similar in appearance to a cello.
Robbins, pictured here (in red) in a recent recital performance, holds a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from the University of Michigan. An avid hockey player since age 11, she played as goaltender for the Women's Hockey team at Michigan; at IU, she plays for the men's D3 team as the university has no women's hockey program. Read more....
Try Hockey For Free
November 3rd was Try Hockey For Free day. This program is designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, and is a joint effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, NHL member clubs and OneGoal. We had 38 boys and girls in attendance—this is triple (or more) our attendance last year! Feedback has been very positive!
Thanks to participating BBYHA coaches Jay Freund, Will Spalding, Chris Cockerham, Pete Polverini, Hannah Robbins and Heather Love; to Indiana University Hockey players Mike Grainda and Greg Rachke for their help; and to Holly Davis, Lori Patzner, Alyson Baer, Amy Bretts, Kim Berkley, Tom Pope, and Kathleen Oliver for their work to pull everything together. A big thanks to all participants for your help in growing Bloomington Hockey! A special thanks to the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department for donating the ice time.
Stats and Standings
Bantam Manager: Bill Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org
PeeWee Manager: Stephanie Lowinger email@example.com
Squirt Manager: Andrea Cockerham firstname.lastname@example.org
Mite Manager: Rebecca Cook email@example.com
Scheduler (all teams): Alyson Baer firstname.lastname@example.org; (928) 707-0648