Spend your summer at the Huntsville Ice Complex during Cool Camp

Spend those hot summer days at the coolest place in town, the Huntsville Ice Complex! We are thrilled to be hosting Cool Camp three weeks this summer and hope to see you all there. Parents, this is going to be a fun learning environment where your children will get the chance to ice skate for the first time, or develop their skills further if they are more experienced in the ice. 

The all day camp will feature morning and afternoon ice-time, lunch, and an afternoon snack. And for those parents who work longer hours, early drop/off and late pickup are available.

Dates: Cool Camp will be June 12th-16th, June 19th-23rd, and July 10th-14th.

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm with late stay until 6:00pm and early drop off at 7:00am at an added cost.

Cost: $275 a week

We will also offer a half day option (morning 8:00am through 12:00pm) for $225. Early drop-off and late pick-up will be available to half day students as well.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page where you can find additional information and photos from our previous camps. We will save a spot on the ice for you!

 

 

 

 

Huntsville Ice Complex announces 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2017

THE HUNTSVILLE ICE COMPLEX TEAMS UP WITH THE HUNTSVILLE HAVOC TO CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Huntsville, AL, February 16, 2017–The Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex is teaming up with the Huntsville Havoc for a weekend-long celebration recognizing the 25th anniversary of Huntsville’s only year-round ice skating facility.

The Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex (Huntsville Ice Complex) has been in its current location on Leeman Ferry Road for 25 years and is recognizing the anniversary by offering several family friendly events the first weekend in April.

The Ice Complex will offer free public skating sessions from 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday April 1st and will have inflatables, food trucks, and more on site to make sure this events offers something for everyone. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about figure skating and hockey for the first time. During the skating sessions figure skaters from the Huntsville Skating School and Training Academy will also be performing demonstrations and learn to skate sessions will be ongoing throughout the afternoon. As part of the 25th anniversary celebration for the Huntsville Ice Complex the Huntsville Hockey Office and TPH will be hosting the TPH Top 40 Program.  This program will consist of the top 06-09 birth-year players from within SAHA and outlying areas.  The program will be going on throughout the weekend and there will be 160 youth hockey players participating in the event.  This will be a part of a great weekend celebrating 25 years of the Huntsville Ice Complex

Later in the day the Ice Complex will team up with the Huntsville Havoc to host a hockey game featuring hockey greats of years past entitled The Chaos Classic sponsored by Trane at 5:00pm. There will be a fun Chuck a Puck competition during intermission with participants competing for a gift card and gift basket from Whole Foods. Chaos Classic ticket holders will receive free entry to The Huntsville Havoc game immediately following the event. The Huntsville Skating School and Training Academy will also be performing during the first intermission of the Huntsville Havoc game, which is their last regular season home game of the regular season.

The following day, April 2nd, the Ice Complex and the Huntsville Havoc Booster Club will be hosting the 25th Anniversary Casino Night and Silent Auction at the VBC Propst Arena at 5:00pm.  This fun-filled night of gaming is open to the entire community and will feature raffle items donated by local businesses such as The Pants Store, Elitaire Boutique, Requip’d, and more. Tickets are $50 and will come with $1,000 in playing money. Ticket s can be purchased at the Huntsville Ice Complex or by calling 256-883-3773 ext. 207. 


“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Huntsville Havoc and the Havoc Booster Club to host our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser at the Propst Arena and we truly appreciate their support,” said Ice Complex Facility Manager, Steve Clough.


Tickets will be available at the Huntsville Ice Complex beginning March 1st. If you would like more information about how to get tickets to the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser events, please contact Hollie Beaver at 256-883-3773 ext. 207 or via email at hollie@hsviceplex.org.

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Elitaire Boutique sponsors Huntsville Ice Complex's 25th Anniversary Celebration and fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2017

ELITAIRE BOUTIQUE IS THE NEXT BUSINESS TO SUPPORT HUNTSVILLE ICE COMPLEX WITH DONATION TO THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND FUNDRAISER

Huntsville, AL, February 15, 2017– Elitaire Boutique, located in the new Garage at Clinton Row in Downtown Huntsville, is supporting The Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex in a big way by donating to the Ice Complex’s upcoming 25th Anniversary and Fundraiser.


The Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex (Huntsville Ice Complex) has been in its current location on Leeman Ferry Road for 25 years and is partnering with the Huntsville Havoc to recognize this important milestone. The Ice Complex will offer free public skating sessions throughout the afternoon on April 1st and will have inflatables, food trucks, and more on site to make sure the community has a great way to spend the afternoon. During the skating sessions figure skaters will also be performing demonstrations. Later in the day the Ice Complex will team up with the Huntsville Havoc to host a hockey game featuring hockey greats of years past entitled The Chaos Classic. Ticket holders will receive free entry to The Huntsville Havoc game immediately following the event.   


The following day, April 2nd, the Ice Complex and the Huntsville Havoc Booster Club will be hosting the 25th Anniversary Casino Night and Silent Auction at the VBC Propst Arena.  


“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Huntsville Havoc and the Havoc Booster Club to host our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser at the Propst Arena,” said Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex Facility Manager, Steve Clough. 


Elitaire Boutique opened just a few months ago but is already making a big impression downtown. The store has already been featured in the New Alabama Fashion Alliance LookBook, the NO’ALA Magazine, Huntsville’s Event Magazine, and more. Elitaire Boutique’s owner Kayla Adams has made a donation to the Ice Complex in the form of a gift card to be raffled at the Casino Night and Silent Auction. You can learn more about Elitaire Boutique by checking out the website here.


If you would like more information about the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser, please contact Hollie Beaver at 256-883-3773 ext. 207 or via email at hollie@hsviceplex.org.


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The Pants Store is the 1st sponsor of the Ice Complex's 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundrasier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2017

THE PANTS STORE SUPPORTS HUNTSVILLE ICE COMPLEX WITH DONATION TO THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND FUNDRAISER

Huntsville, AL, January 31, 2017– The Pants Store, located in the Twickenham Square in Downtown Huntsville, is supporting The Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex in a big way. The Pants Store has made one of the first donations to the Ice Complex’s upcoming 25th Anniversary and Fundraiser. 


The Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex (Huntsville Ice Complex) has been in its current location on Leeman Ferry Road for 25 years and is partnering with the Huntsville Havoc to recognize this important milestone. The Ice Complex will host a hockey game featuring hockey greats of years past entitled The Chaos Classic, on April 1st and ticket holders will receive free entry to The Huntsville Havoc game immediately following the event.   


The following day, April 2nd, the Ice Complex and the Huntsville Havoc Booster Club will be hosting the 25th Anniversary Casino Night and Silent Auction at the VBC Propst Arena while offering free ice skating for the public earlier in the day at the Ice Complex on Leeman Ferry Road. 


“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Huntsville Havoc and the Havoc Booster Club to host our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser at the Propst Arena,” said Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex Facility Manager, Steve Clough. 


The Pants Store opened its first North Alabama location in Twickenham Square in 2015. Since that time the store has become a go-to for downtown shoppers. The Pants Store has made a donation to the Ice Complex in the form of a gift card to be raffled at the Casino Night and Silent Auction. You can learn more about The Pants Store here.  


“We are thankful that The Pants Store has not only joined the Huntsville community but has partnered with us for this event, showing their dedication to being an active member of the community as well,” Clough said.  

If you would like more information about the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser, please contact Hollie Beaver at 256-883-3773 ext. 207 or via email at hollie@hsviceplex.org.


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Hockey player Lauren Mosley working to Expand Our Rink

Lauren Mosley has been playing hockey at the Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex for years. One of the few girls involved in the sport she has now taken on not one, but two big goals. She is hoping to get more girls involved in the sport of hockey and is raising money for the planned capitol improvements needed at the Ice Complex.

The Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex needs to expand. With high enrollment numbers has come the need for more locker rooms, restrooms, and multi-purpose rooms. In addition, the aging facility will need some large scale upgrades to equipment in the near future. The $900,000 price tag is daunting, but fundraising is well underway and with the city of Huntsville chipping in just over half of the cost, there is a chance the Ice Complex could break ground on the expansion in 2017.

Lauren is hoping to speed the process along. She is selling $5 “Expand our Rink” wristbands and, with the help of her mom, has set up a Rally Me page to accept donations. She is already nearing $1,000.00 and is well on her way to her goal of $25,000.00. Lauren wants to raise that sum so that one of the new locker rooms will be named after her, a lofty goal for anyone, but especially for someone so young. But Lauren says she knows she can do it, and here at the Ice Complex we know that she can too.

You can purchase a wristband at the Huntsville Skating School and Training Academy, located inside the Ice Complex, during regular business hours. You can visit Lauren’s Rally Me page here. If you would like to help out in other ways you can call 256-883-3773 ext. 207 for more information.

Good luck Lauren!

Senator Arthur Orr supports Fundraising efforts at Ice Complex

The Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex and the 501 (c)(3) organization Friends of Recreational Ice Activities would like to thank Senator Arthur Orr, (R- Madison, Morgan, and Limestone Counties) for his generous donation of $500.00.

This donation will have a tremendous impact on FRIA’s continued efforts to raise $400,000.00 for the upcoming expansion of the Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex. The Ice Complex hopes to break ground on the expansion in 2017 and continued successful fundraising will make this possible. The expansion will include new locker rooms, restrooms, and multi-purpose rooms on the east side of the facility. When the expansion is completed the facility will be able to support larger tournaments and events, bringing more exposure to our athletes and increasing the economic impact on the City of Huntsville.

     Senator Arthur Orr

     Senator Arthur Orr

The Ice Complex currently supports the North Alabama Hockey Associations youth and adult hockey leagues, Total Package Hockey, and the Huntsville Skating School and Training Academy. The Ice Complex has been serving the community since 1991 and is open daily for public skate, birthday parties, corporate events, and more. The Ice Complex also hosts the regional Special Olympics competition every year and actively works to ensure everyone in the community can stop by and enjoy a few hours of fun on the ice. 

Orr was first elected to the Alabama Senate in 2006. He is currently the Chairman of the Joint Fiscal Committee, Joint Legislative Water Resources Committee, Select Commission on High School Dropouts and Alabama Bicentennial Commission, on the boards of the Children’s Trust Fund, Southern Growth Policies Board, serves on the State Water Commission and more. For more information about Friends of Recreational Ice Activities and their fundraising efforts please visit our website at hsviceplex.org.

* FRIA is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization

3185 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville, Alabama35801

Representative Mike Ball supports the Ice Complex

The Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex and the 501 (c)(3) organization Friends of Recreational Ice Activities would like to thank Representative Mike Ball, (R- Madison) for his generous donation of $2,000.

This donation will have a tremendous impact on FRIA’s continued efforts to raise $400,000.00 for the upcoming expansion of the Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex. The Ice Complex hopes to break ground on the expansion in 2017 and continued successful fundraising will make this possible. The expansion will include new locker rooms, restrooms, and multi-purpose rooms on the east side of the facility. When the expansion is completed the facility will be able to support larger tournaments and events, bringing more exposure to our athletes and increasing the economic impact on the City of Huntsville.

Representative Mike Ball 

Representative Mike Ball 

The Ice Complex currently supports the North Alabama Hockey Associations youth and adult hockey leagues, Total Package Hockey, and the Huntsville Skating School and Training Academy. The Ice Complex has been serving the community since 1991 and is open daily for public skate, birthday parties, corporate events, and more. The Ice Complex also hosts the regional Special Olympics competition every year and actively works to ensure everyone in the community can stop by and enjoy a few hours of fun on the ice.

Ball was first elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2002. He currently serves on the Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and is the Chairman of the Madison County Delegation.

For more information about Friends of Recreational Ice Activities and their fundraising efforts please visit our website at hsviceplex.org. 

* FRIA is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization

3185 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville, Alabama35801

 

 

 

U.S. Figure Skating launches new Get Up campaign

Figure Skating giant Scott Hamilton announced the new U.S. Figure Skating initiative called  Get Up Friday morning on the TODAY Show.

U.S. Figure Skating is working hard to broaden public awareness about the sport focusing on the strength, resilience and determination it takes to be a figure skater.  With the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea and U.S. Figure Skating’s 100th anniversary approaching in 2021, the Get Up campaign comes at an important point in U.S. Figure Skating’s history and is an investment in the future of our sport.

HSSTA skater Luke Ferrante got the chance to meet Scott Hamilton earlier this month. Luke is pictured here with Hamilton and the HSSTA Director of Skating Editha Dotson-Bowser.  

HSSTA skater Luke Ferrante got the chance to meet Scott Hamilton earlier this month. Luke is pictured here with Hamilton and the HSSTA Director of Skating Editha Dotson-Bowser.  

The new website www.WeGetUp.com will allow users to watch films created by British director Rob Chiu and interviews with Team USA, read inspirational Get Up stories, learn about organizations that are making a positive impact in their communities, browse Get Up gear, and more.

Make sure to watch out for the new TV commercial that will be airing on NBC during figure skating programming through the coming season and campaign posts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, at rinks nationwide, and at all U.S. Figure Skating hosted events.

“We all fall. It’s how we get up that matters. Getting up is something you do in the rink and out in the world. Every time you go to practice.  Every time you fight for something you believe in. Every time you stumble and find your balance, you are reminded that life is slippery. But you get up. Figure skating is about having the grit and determination to defy gravity and overcome things that might hold others down. Mastering the skills necessary to carve the ice and soar above it hones skills you can take anywhere,” said Samuel Auxier, the President of U.S. Figure Skating.

So what is the goal? To create a movement! U.S. Figure Skating wants everyone to get involved in Get Up. Share your Get Up moments and stories online and on social media. Be it in pictures, videos or social media posts tagged #GetUp, these posts will be pulled through to the campaign’s website and reposted on U.S. Figure Skating social channels or used in publications like SKATING magazine.

“The campaign won’t work without your support and we hope you’ll become Get Up ambassadors,” said Auxier. “Please take the lead and tag your Get Up moments with #GetUp. Share our message with family and friends in and out of the sport. Together we can get everybody talking about figure skating, its awesome athleticism and its transformational powers. The movement really starts with you!"

www.WeGetUp.com