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October 2017 Newsletter

By Matthew Solomon, 10/01/17, 8:00AM EDT


Welcome friends and fans to the October newsletter. Not much going on this month really that I can think of… oh wait! It’s hit me like a bolt of lightning! We have our next Learn to Skate program beginning October 17! 

Thought I was going to say it’s hockey season, didn’t ya? Obviously I’m slow playing and we are super excited for hockey season, but more on that later.

We do want to talk about our many awesome Learn to Skate and Hockey 101 classes that begin their next sessions toward the end of the month. And each Wednesday we have our My Parent and Me class from 11:00am to 11:45am.  It is always a great time to start skating! And if you aren’t too sure about our program…  Have you seen our 1st place skaters bringing home the most points in the ISI Fall Challenge? Or our 9th place finish out of 73 teams in ISI Worlds while bringing home the Percentage Award. The Percentage Award is for the team that had the highest point percentage outside the top 5. Basically, we had a lot of skaters do really, really well against national and international competition.

We want to give a shout out to all our skaters competing in Orlando at the 2017 Holiday Challenge and Adult Championships on October 27-29. Good luck to all!

For those young ones who are interested in hockey and have completed the Learn to Skate program, we have our new Mites Fall season beginning October 13th.  Space is still available.  You can find a registration form on our website or contact Aimee Clay at to get involved.

There is a student day off scheduled for Monday, October 16th preparing end of quarter grades. We will be adding a Public Skate session and Laser Tag on that Monday. Be sure to come skate with us from 12:00pm to 1:30pm! On the same day we will be hosting a hockey clinic with Coach Kristin! Keep a look out for our flyer with all the details coming soon.

And the part you’ve been waiting for… hockey season is back!! Our Bolts are back in action after a way long summer. Because we know you are just as excited as we are, we will be giving away a pair of tickets to a Lightning game of your choice (of available games) with a parking pass!  However, in order to be eligible for the tickets, you must compete in our Ice Sports Forum photo contest.  We want you to submit your best Ice Sports Forum photo between now and October 15th. It can be from a hockey game, a skating event, a public skate, a birthday party, whatever you want that captures the fun at Ice Sports Forum. Rules:  It must be within the last two years. It must be your photo. And employees and their families are not eligible.  Submit the photo to  We will pick our favorite 3 and have an online vote to decide the winner. We can’t wait to see all the great pictures!


Here are your monthly calendars:

Public Skate

Laser Tag

Pick-up Hockey

Private Hockey Lessons

Freestyle Sessions


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