NEW LEARN TO SKATE AND PLAY PROGRAMS AT THE TOYOTA SPORTSPLEX


LEARN TO SKATE AT THE TOYOTA SPORTSPLEX

The next Youth Learn to Skate session at the Toyota SportsPlex (40 Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre) will begin Friday, SEPTEMBER 7 and runs through Friday, OCTOBER 26. Registration is just $80 for the eight-week course. You can also pre-rent your child’s skates for an additional $20 for the entire session! Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first serve basis for $13 per session (skate rental not included in walk-up fee).

The Youth Learn To Skate program is designed to teach beginning skaters of all ages.  After completing Learn To Skate, kids can go on to private figure skating lessons, our Little Pens Learn To Play Hockey program, or just attend public skating sessions and skate for FUN!

You can register by contacting Coach Matt Daube at 570-208-9474 or via e-mail at mdaube@toyotasportsplex.com or by Clicking Here!

*All children under the age of 7 MUST wear an approved hockey helmet or bicycle helmet.


LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY AT THE TOYOTA SPORTSPLEX

The next Youth Learn to Play session at the Toyota SportsPlex (40 Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre) will begin Saturday, SEPTEMBER 8 and runs through Friday, OCTOBER 27. Registration is just $100 for the eight-week course. Skate rentals are available for $3 per weel. Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first serve basis for $15 per session (skate rental not included in walk-up fee).

The Youth Learn to Play Hockey program is designed to introduce fundamental hockey skills to beginner hockey players. All beginner hockey skill sets (skating, puck handling, passing, shooting, and game play) will be focused on to develop and improve players to better ready them for in-house or travel hockey. Learn to Skate is strongly recommended prior to participating in Learn to Play but not required.

You can register by contacting Coach Matt Daube at 570-208-9474 or via e-mail at mdaube@toyotasportsplex.com or by Clicking Here!

*PLEASE NOTE: FULL HOCKEY EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED! (Equipment includes: Helmet with full cage/shield, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, stick, hockey pants, shin guards, stick and skates)

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COAL STREET HOCKEY SCHOOL AND OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION


Coal Street Hockey School

The Coal Street Hockey School is returning for its 7th Year: August 20th through the 24th – 8:00am to 4:30pm. For ages 7 through 17, $299 per player/goalie. Cash or checks should be made payable to Toyota SportsPlex. Online registration is also available at toyotasportsplex.com.

This intensive, week-long camp will help get your skater ready for the upcoming season. Instruction will be provided by members of the Toyota SportsPlex coaching staff AND coaches from the new Wilkes University NCAA DIV. III hockey program! For additional information, please contact us at programs@toyotasportsplex.com or mdaube@toyotasportsplex.com, or via phone at 570-208-9474. Thanks!


Ice Hockey Official Certification

Do you love hockey? Have you ever aspired to become an Ice Hockey Official? The NEPA Ice Hockey Officials Association wants to help you “earn while you learn!”

Join us Saturday August 18th from 8AM-4PM at the Toyota SportsPlex to become a certified Ice Hockey Official.

To register go to www.aaharefs.org and follow the registration links or contact Henry Augenstein at henryaugenstein1@gmail.com with any questions.

*PLEASE NOTE – You MUST be 13 years of age or older

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PAT McGRATH MINI-CAMP AT THE TOYOTA SPORTSPLEX THIS WEEK


Join current Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Pat McGrath for a two-day minicamp at the Toyota SportsPlex on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29. Hone your skills with the first local-born player in Penguins history!  For more information and registration CLICK HERE!


The Toyota SportsPlex has many other great programs and classes forming this summer, including:

Youth Learn to Skate – For all ages. Session begins Friday, July 13th and runs through Friday, August 31st. Classes are Friday evenings from 6:20pm to 7:20pm (There will be no class August 3rd). For more information and registration CLICK HERE!

Youth Learn to Play – For ages 16 and younger. Session begins Saturday, July 14th and runs through Saturday, September 1st . Classes are Saturday mornings from 8:00am to 9:00am.(There will be no class August 4th).  For more information and registration CLICK HERE!

Adult Skills-n-Drills – For ages 16 and up. Session begins Monday, July 9th and runs through Monday, August 27th. Classes will be held from 8:00 to 9:00pm unless otherwise noted. For more information and registration CLICK HERE!


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TOYOTA SPORTSPLEX TRAINING PROGRAM STARTS APRIL 9


Help your youth hockey player up his or her skills with the Toyota SportsPlex’s On Ice/Off Ice Combo Training program.

The Spring Session runs from early April through mid-June, and will focus on skating, stick handling, shooting and game situations on the ice; while players will work on their mobility, flexibility, strength, power and endurance in off-ice sessions each week.

Each class lasts two hours, with one hour on and one hour off of the ice.

Pee Wees hit the ice each Monday afternoon (starting April 9) at 4:40pm, while Bantam players start at 5:45pm on Mondays.

Midget U16/U18 classes are held on Wednesdays starting at 6:00pm.

For info on pricing, or to sign your skater up, call 570-208-9474 or visit toyotasportsplex.com.

VOTE FOR THE TOYOTA SPORTSPLEX IN THE LIGHT LIKE THE PROS CONTEST


The American Hockey League (AHL) and power management company Eaton today announced that Toyota SportsPlex, representing the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, is among the ten (10) community skating rinks across North America selected as quarter-finalists in the innovative consumer promotion, Light Like the Pros, which will award a free Ephesus LED sports lighting system, valued at more than $50,000, to one community ice skating rink in an AHL market.

The Toyota SportspPlex opened it’s doors to the public in the fall of 2009, and has since become a focal point for Northeast Pennsylvania’s winter sports fanatics.  The facility offers those new to the sports of ice skating and ice hockey detailed instruction through various classes; hosts in-house and travel leagues for youth and adult ice hockey players; provides ice for numerous high school and college teams; and serves as the practice home of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The Toyota SportsPlex also features numerous opportunities for youngsters to participate in public skating sessions throughout the week, and has played an important role in the greater Luzerne County community, as it has hosted fundraisers, town halls, blood drives, and non-profit meetings.  During flooding in the fall of 2011, the building served as the nerve center for Wilkes-Barre city safety operations, and is currently used as a polling station for local, state and national elections.

Second round voting in the contest takes place from February 6 through March 2 at LightLikeThePros.com.  On March 5, four rinks will advance to the finals for two additional weeks of voting.  Although vote totals are being reset at the onset of the semi-finals, all votes recorded from February 6 through March 18 will be counted.  The winning rink will be selected based upon a 75%-25% combination of their vote totals and essay score.

At the start of the 2017-18 AHL season, ice skating rink owners, coaches, and even hockey moms and dads across North America nominated their rinks by sharing why their rink is deserving of a state-of-the-art LED lighting retrofit solution and the importance of the rink to their community. A panel of judges from Ephesus and the AHL narrowed the field to 33 rinks and then throughout January, more than 40,000 online votes were casts as communities demonstrated how much they love their local skating rink.

“Numerous AHL teams have benefitted from Eaton’s Ephesus LED lighting and control systems in their arenas, so it’s fitting that we are able to provide one deserving community skating rink in an AHL market with the same great lighting that our players and fans experience at many AHL arenas,” said Christos Nikolis, executive vice president, Marketing and Business Development for the AHL. “It’s obvious from the strong support that these 10 rinks got during the initial voting stage that they are all valued members of their communities.”

After the refrigeration system, lighting is typically an ice rink’s largest electricity consumer as a typical ice rink uses its lights for more than 6,500 hours annually. Metal-halide lighting systems, which are currently installed at most skating rinks, generate heat that must then be removed from the building by the ice refrigeration system. In contrast, energy-efficient LED lights use less energy, generate less heat and help reduce the load on the rink’s ice plant refrigeration system. An ice rink that makes the switch to LED can typically expect a 70 percent reduction in energy use, as well as a near-elimination of maintenance costs.

“Our Ephesus LED sports lighting solution is well-known for illuminating some of the most famous sports venues in the world, including more than a dozen AHL and NHL arenas. What many people don’t realize is that LED sports lighting is now a reality for fields, arenas and ice skating rinks of all sizes,” said Mike Lorenz, president, Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting business. “We hope that by rewarding one deserving rink with this fantastic prize, we’ll inform all hockey rinks across North America that LED lighting is within their reach.”

Eaton’s Ephesus light-emitting diode sports lighting product line provides optimal lighting that illuminates more uniformly on the playing surface and offers an improved stage for players and fans. The system is easy to install, requires little to no maintenance for years and offers the lowest total operating costs compared to other traditional sports lighting systems.

For more information, visit LightLikeThePros.com.

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