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Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Ice Arena is proud to announce former NHL player Eric Perrin as the new Director of Hockey for DIA. He will oversee our growing Swamp Rabbits youth programs as well as our adult leagues and programs.
As a native of Montreal, Canada, Eric fell for hockey at a young age and started to learn to skate at age 5. Eric’s love for the “Fastest Game on Earth” has taken him across Canada and the US, as well as Europe and the World. He was won many individual awards and more importantly, been a part of very successful teams that have won the NHL Stanley Cup (Tampa Bay Lightning) and the European Cup (JYP/Finland).
In preparation for his post-playing career, Eric became greatly involved in community events as Team Ambassador, with roles that included:
- Public Appearances
- Motivational & Inspirational Speaking
After retirement last year, Eric, his wife Karen, and their hockey loving children, discovered a love of the beach and have now settled in Daytona Beach. “I am eager to start this journey with DME Sports and Daytona Ice Arena and very excited about the potential growth of youth hockey in this area,” said Eric Perrin.
Outgoing Director of Hockey, Mackie Grimes said, “I would like to take this time to welcome Eric Perrin as the new Director of Hockey at Daytona Ice Arena. Eric comes with a lifetime of incredible experience and knowledge, a passion for hockey and player development, and I couldn’t think of anyone else I would want to pass the torch to. We are fortunate to have him here as a member of this hockey family.”
Eric is driven by a quest for learning and desire to continually improve. As a leader, both on the ice and in the locker room, Eric is known for his positive attitude and professionalism and will be a great addition to the Daytona Ice Arena Ice Hockey leadership team.
Eric Perrin Career
College: University of Vermont
- Division 1 Full Scholarship
- ECAC Rookie of the Year
- ECAC Player of the Year
- Hobey Baker Finalist
- NCAA Final Four Appearance
Professional Highlights: Played in the most prestigious leagues in hockey including:
- National Hockey League
- American Hockey League
- Kontinental Hockey League
- NLA (Swiss Elite League)
- Liiga (Finnish Elite League)
About Daytona Ice Arena Daytona Ice Arena, in South Daytona is the area’s only ice-skating facility. In 2018, new ownership remodeled almost of the entirety of the 35,000 square-foot facility that hosts a wide range of participatory sports and recreation programs, leagues, and special events year-round. The facility includes one NHL-sized ice rink operating year-round as well as spectator viewing areas, meeting spaces, the Thaw Zone café and Cellys Sports Pub.
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Daytona Ice Arena offers Dare to Dangle Hockey Camp. See the details below.
Dare to Dangle Hockey Camp
June 10th-14th (8 to 4 Monday- Friday)
$450 ($430 early registration)
- 3 hours ice time a day
- 15 hours of on ice instruction
- Off ice training
- Jersey included
SCOTT A. ZERKLE
Scott has over 35 years of experience playing and coaching hockey. Scott is a USA Hockey level IIII certified hockey coach. His personal accomplishments include being selected by USA Hockey to train in Colorado Springs, Co. at the Olympic training center, his selection as the #1 overall pick by team Compuware of the North American Junior “A” Hockey league, and instructing at a number of Top Performing hockey schools across the country. Scott’s mission is to teach ice hockey so that it’s enjoyable for all ages. Building confidence and skills both on and off the ice.
- 1980- Elected Best Defenseman in the State of Michigan
- 1985-87 Detroit Little Caesars Midget “AAA” Hockey Club, Asst. Team Captain.
- 1986- 1 of 64 Players selected to attend the USA Hockey Olympic training Camp.
- 1987- Selected #1 overall by Team Compuware of the North American Junior “A” Hockey league, Asst. Team Captain.
- 1987- Selected for Junior Olympic, Team Michigan
- 1994- Professional Hockey Sunshine Hockey league, Team Lakeland Ice Warriors, Lakeland FLA.
- 1989-91 PeeWee & Bantam travel hockey, Michigan
- 1993- Michigan State University –Club hockey Coach NAIA Champions
- 1999-2000 Embry Riddle Eagles Hockey Club Asst. Coach
- 2006- Present Youth Hockey Daytona Beach, Fl.
- PeeWee A, Bantam A, High School hockey Volusia county Stingrays
- Hubie McDonough Hockey Camp
- Orlando Solar Bears Hockey Camp
- Superior Skills Stick Handling Hockey Schools
- Turcotte Stick Handling Hockey Schools
- University Hockey Schools
- Michigan State Hockey Camps
- Dare 2 Dangle Hockey Camp
Teen Night: Every Friday Night from 9pm – 12am
Teen Night is an opportunity for teens to take over and enjoy ice skating and socializing on a Friday evening! Skate to your hearts content with live music in a fun and lively atmosphere.
Daytona Ice Arena will give you a chance to win prizes with every teen night skating admission. In addition to your Teen Night Food Package, the Thaw Zone Café will be open with plenty of snacks and sweets.
Your Teen Night Package Includes:
- Skate Rental
- Choice of Hot Dog or Hamburger
- Choice of Soft Drink
- Live Music
Sat 2p-4p & 7p-10p
Weekends are made for family and friends time. And what is better than getting out of the house and enjoying affordable family entertainment and healthy skating fun for all ages! Daytona Ice Arena’s Family and Friends Public Skate Special is a great way to achieve all these goals.
Groups of 6 or More
$2 Off Admission
Loaded Nachos, Bottled Drink or Hot Chocolate $5.75
Saturday Night Sessions:
Sausage or Hot Dog, Fries, Bottle Drink $5.00
Sat and Sunday 2 to 4 pm Sessions:
Fries, Burger/ Cheeseburger, Bottle Drink or Hot Chocolate $6.75
Chicken Tenders, Fries, Bottle Drink or Hot Chocolate $6.75