Ice hockey leagues take shape in Fraser Valley
October 27, 2010
The newly formed Fraser Valley Hockey Association and the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District have announced that the new rink at the Fraser Sports Complex is almost complete and ice hockey will soon be available in east end of Grand County. The ice is expected to be ready by Thanksgiving.
Along with this new facility, the Fraser Valley Hockey Association is going to start both youth and adult hockey programs. The youth introduction to hockey classes will begin in early December and children ages 5 to 12 can register in the program through the Rec District. It is the Associations intent to begin to form formal youth teams in January 2011.
The plan for the first season will include formal scrimmages with Front Range and Summit County teams. Mostly, coaches will emphasis the skills of the sport for the first season. Boys and girls will be welcome.
Through the Rec District, the Hockey Association will also be starting adult hockey programs. Depending on interest, competitive ‘B’/’C’ level adult league and a co-ed recreational 4-on-4 leagues are planned. Drop-in hockey for all levels will start in early December and will be scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays at 5-7 p.m.
In an effort to determine the level of interest, two public meetings have been scheduled. The Youth Hockey Informational Meeting is set for Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fraser Valley Recreation Center conference room. The Adult Hockey Informational Meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Fraser Valley Recreation Center conference room.
Anyone interested in helping to coach the youth program, being a referee for the youth and adult programs or with general questions can e-mail David Dresen at Snowmtnbuilders@aol.com
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Watch for the Recreation District’s winter activity guide for information about hockey, public skating, figure skating lessons and broomball programs and plan on attending the association’s first youth program fundraiser at the Winter Park Pub on Saturday, Nov. 13, from noon to 6 p.m.