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High School Hockey

Daytona Ice Arena is home to Volusia County Stingrays High School Hockey. There is both a Varsity and Junior Varsity team that compete in the Central Florida High School Hockey League (CFHSHL).

Volusia County Stingrays High School Hockey

Tryouts for the 2022 Spring season will be held at the Daytona Ice arena on Saturday, March 19th from 5:00-6:30pm.

Please register on the CFHSHL website prior to attending tryouts:

CFHSHL Player Registration

For more information, please contact Eric Perrin, Hockey Director, at eric.perrin@daytonaicearena.com.

Director of Hockey

Eric Perrin

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
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteering
  • 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)

Learn to Play Hockey

Learn to Play can help your child learn and grow in all aspects of life. Playing hockey helps improve children’s physical fitness while strengthening their mental health, encouraging leadership behaviors, fostering character development, and teaching important life lessons.

Step One: Learn to Play Hockey | Step Two: Rookie League

Learn to Play Hockey

Our hockey professionals guide you or your player from your first steps on the ice to playing full games. For 1st time players, we provide all the equipment needed to play*!

The Fall/Winter 2022 session of the DIA Learn to Play will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The program will consist of 8 weekly sessions.

DIA Learn to Play Hockey Fall/Winter 2022
Saturdays 9:00-10:00am
Cost $170.00

Session Dates:
Session 1: October 8, 2022
Session 2: October 15, 2022
No Class October 22, 2022
Session 3: October 29, 2022
Session 4: November 5, 2022
Session 5: November 12, 2022
Session 6: November 19, 2022
No Class November 26, 2022
No Class December 3, 2022
Session 7:
December 10, 2022
Session 8:
December 17, 2022

Learn to Play Requirements:

  • For players ages 5-10
  • Must have skating experience
  • Completed either Learn to Skate or Learn to Skate Hockey
  • Has not taken formal skating lessons, but has experience skating and can skate forward and across the ice with little to no difficulty
  • You will be fitted for equipment that you can borrow for this session that will be kept at the arena

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Perrin, Hockey Administrator, at karen.perrin@daytonaicearena.com.

Rookie League

The focus and goal of the Rookie League curriculum is designed to teach beginner players the fundamentals of hockey. After completion of Learn to Play Hockey, or a similar basic hockey program, players can continue to work on their fundamental hockey skills using the ADM model recommended by USA Hockey. Participants will learn basic game and team concepts.

The Fall/Winter 2022 session of the DIA Rookie League (Youth) will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The program will consist of 8 weekly sessions.

DIA Rookie League (Youth) Fall/Winter 2022
Saturdays 10:00-11:00am
Cost $160.00

Session Dates:
Session 1: October 8, 2022
Session 2: October 15, 2022
No Class October 22, 2022
Session 3: October 29, 2022
Session 4: November 5, 2022
Session 5: November 12, 2022
Session 6: November 19, 2022
No Class November 26, 2022
No Class December 3, 2022
Session 7: 
December 10, 2022
Session 8: 
December 17, 2022

Requirements:
· For players ages 11 and up or those who have completed the Learn to Play program
· If needed, you will be fitted for equipment that you can borrow for this session that will be kept at the arena

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Perrin, Hockey Administrator, at karen.perrin@daytonaicearena.com

 

 

Learn to Skate

Want to Learn to Skate? Or improve your current skills?

Our Daytona Ice Arena Learn to Skate programs are perfect for skaters of every age!

Learn To Skate

Ages 3+
Our entry level class is for children who want to learn to skate for recreational purposes or who want to progress to figure skating or ice hockey.
Important Notes:
  • All participants must have an active Learn to Skate USA membership
  • Helmet, Gloves and long sleeves and long pants are recommended
  • Rental Skates are provided at no cost
  • Class sizes are limited. If your class is full, you can be waitlisted and first in line for the next session. If your class level is full and you choose another level class, you will not be allowed into a full class and your registration will be transferred to the next available session.

Winter 2023

Tuesdays:
5:30-6:15pm
                                January 10th, January 17th, January 24th, January 31st
                                February 7th
                                No Class February 14th
                                February 21st, February 28th

                                March 7th

 Saturdays:
11:15-12:00pm
                                January 21st, January 28th
                                February 4th, February 11th, February 18th, February 25th
                                March 4th, March 11th

   Cost:  $129.00 - 8 sessions

                $70.00 - 4 sessions

 

Registration Is Open!

Our Learn To Skate Coaches

Ryan Wolford
Isabella Chase
Madelyn Stark
Lynette Carroll
Sandra Brust
Sharon Jordon
Maggie Morris
Debbie Stephens Odgers
Matthew Stephens
Joyce Schaecher
Linda Erickson
Denyse Meyers
Nate Viera
Kristen Wolford
Bridget Jones

All of our LTS coaches are certified and members of LTS USA, members of United States Figure Skating, background checked and safe sports compliant.

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    Aspire Program

    This class is for skaters level pre-Freestyle and above. Each weekly class includes 30 minutes of off-ice training and 30 minutes of on-ice training.
    • All participants must have an active Learn to Skate USA membership
      Tuesday - 5:30 - 6:00 pm Off-Ice Training
                            6:15 - 6:45 pm On Ice Training

    Winter 2023

       Tuesdays:
                                   January 10th, January 17th, January 24th, January 31st
                                   February 7th
                                   No Class February 14th
                                   February 21st, February 28th
                                   March 7th
    Cost: $140.00 - 8 sessions
    Registration is Open!

    Learn to Skate Hockey Fall 2022

    The focus and goal of the Learn to Skate Hockey curriculum is designed to teach beginner hockey players the fundamentals of skating.
    The Learn to Skate Hockey classes will teach skaters how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus and all elements are taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, and other necessary fundamentals to be successful.
    Free skate rental is included for use during class. A helmet is required for class. Elbow and knee pads, a hoodie or sweater, long pants and non-hockey gloves are recommended.
    Learn to Skate Registration is required to attend the class. Registration Link follows:

    The Fall 2022 session of Learn to Skate Hockey will begin on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

    The program will consist of 8 weekly sessions. There is also a 4 session option with your choice of attendance dates.

    Learn To Skate Hockey Fall 2022
    Saturdays 9:00-10:00am
    Cost $129.00 / 8 Sessions or $70.00 / 4 sessions

    Session Dates:
    Session 1: August 6, 2022
    Session 2: August 13, 2022
    Session 3: August 20, 2022
    Session 4: August 27, 2022
    No Class September 3, 2022
    Session 5: September 10, 2022
    Session 6: September 17, 2022
    Session 7: September 24, 2022
    Session 8: October 1, 2022

    8 sessions $129 (and includes a punch card good for free public skate sessions)
    4 sessions $70
    Learn to Skate Hockey is on Saturday mornings from 9:00-9:45am.  The dates are as follows:
    Session 1: March 26
    Session 2: April 2
    Session 3: April 9
    Session 4: April 16
    Session 5: April 23
    Session 6: April 30
    Session 7: May 7
    Session 8: May 14

    Learn to Play Hockey – Youth

    Daytona Ice Arena has a variety of Learn to Play Hockey programs for players of all ages!

    Learn to Play Hockey

    The Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, head-to-toe equipment, weekly sessions of age appropriate on-ice instruction and certified coaching, led by National Hockey League Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere.

    FREE head to toe hockey equipment as part of the Tampa Bay Learn to Play Hockey 8 week program! A $ 450.00 value !!! Next Sessions Starts March 26.

    Hockey 201

    Ages 6-13

    Players build upon the Hockey 101 class as they advance build upon the basic skills of ice skating as well as while being introduced to new ice hockey specific skating skills. Set in a fun and nurturing environment, this next step program provides all participants a comfort level to enjoy their growing experience with hockey, while developing the fundamental skills to succeed in the next program progression steps.

    Fundamental Curriculum:

    1. Advanced Edges
    2. Cross-overs
    3. Pivots
    4. Balance & Recovery

    Requirements:

    • Completions of Hockey 101.
    • Hockey Helmet or Bike Helmet

    Spring Session

    March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Thursday 5:45pm - 6:45pm

    $109.00 per participant

      Hockey 301

      Ages 6-13

      This class is for the player who is putting on hockey gear for the first time. Participants will build upon the individual skills learned in Hockey 201 and will begin to learn the game with a stick, puck and net. The focus of the program is to create a fun atmosphere for all players as they continue to enjoy the game of hockey while growing skill development.

      Fundamental Curriculum:

      1. Movement with the puck
      2. Passing the puck
      3. Shooting the puck
      4. Puck protection and creating turnovers

      Requirements:

      Spring Session

      March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
      Thursday 5:45pm - 6:45pm

      $109.00 per participant

        Hockey 401

        Ages 6-13

        This class is for the player who has passed hockey 301 and is progressing their hockey development in full gear. Participants will build upon the individual skills learned in Hockey 301 and will continue to learn advanced techniques with a stick, puck and net. The focus of the program is to create a fun atmosphere for all participants as they continue to enjoy the game of hockey while advancing skill development.

        Fundamental Curriculum:

        1. Deception
        2. Support
        3. Outnumbering and body contact
        4. Scoring

        Requirements:

        Spring Session

        March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
        Thursday 5:45pm - 6:45pm

        $109.00 per participant

          Hockey 101

          Ages 6-13

          Participants start from square one, learning the basic skills of ice skating, while being introduced to individual ice hockey specific skating skills. Set in a fun and nurturing environment, this introductory program provides all participants a comfort level to enjoy their first experience with hockey, while developing the fundamental skills to succeed in the next program progression steps.

          Fundamental Curriculum:

          1. Skate Stride
          2. Proper Stopping Technique
          3. Turning (Edgework)
          4. Backward Skate

          Requirements:

          • Hockey Helmet or Bike Helmet

          Spring Session

          March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
          Thursday 5:45pm - 6:45pm

          $109.00 per participant

            House League Winter 2020

            Weekly cross-ice game format for players to experience their first hockey game. This 8 week program gives players game scrimmages weekly with bench coaching and officiating so they can begin to learn the rules of the game. Daytona Recreational league prepares players for statewide travel hockey play.

            Fundamental Curriculum:

            1. Movement with the puck
            2. Passing the puck
            3. Shooting the puck
            4. Puck protection and creating turnovers

            Requirements:

            Info

            • Session Dates: 11/10/2020 - 1/10/2021
            • 8 Practice/Development Sessions, 8 Games
            • Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm Practice/Skills Development
            • November 10th, 17th, (no session on the 24th), December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and January 5th
            • Sundays (first game is on a Saturday) 
            • Saturday, November 14th 5:45pm-6:45pm
            • Sunday, November 22nd 8:15am-9:15am
            • (no session on November 29th)
            • Sunday, December 6th 7:45am-8:45am (please note earlier time)
            • Sunday, December 13th 8:15am-9:15am
            • Sunday, December 20th 8:15am-9:15am
            • Sunday, December 27th 8:15am-9:15am
            • Sunday, January 3rd 8:15am-9:15am
            • Sunday, January 10th 8:15-9:15am

              House League

              House League Fall/Winter 2022-23

              Daytona Ice Arena’s House League

              Fall/Winter 2022-23 Session Date:

              U8/U10/U12 - August 17th - March 4th, 2023

              U14/U16/U18 - August 17th - March 5th, 2023

              The House League is dedicated to cultivating and developing players in the sport of Ice Hockey. Our focus is on improving a player’s fundamental hockey skills using USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM) in an atmosphere that promotes good sportsmanship, with an emphasis on having FUN.

              Click the link for more information on USA Hockey’s ADM : https://www.admkids.com/

              Each House League player will be required to have a current USA Hockey number. You can register here: https://membership.usahockey.com/

              The House League session will run from mid-August through the

              first week of March 2023 and will include 26 practice sessions (game count may be slightly less.) Instead of 8 week sessions, the continuity of one season will allow for the coaches to build a plan to maximize player development. Each player has one practice/development session and one game per week (with the exception of holidays or other days where ice is not available due to arena conflicts.) For this season we are planning to schedule scrimmages with other House League in Florida teams to be played in our arena and will travel to other arenas for scrimmages against their teams.

              There are two House League groups: U8/U10/U12s and U14/U16/U18s. Each group will have separate practice times and different game days.

              The U8/U10/U12 House League players will have their practice/development sessions on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm and games will be on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am.

              The U14/U16/U18 House League players will have their practice on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15pm and games will be on Sundays from 8:15- 9:15am.

              When there are Sunday time conflicts due to SFHL travel hockey games, the games will be played on Sundays from 7:45-8:45am.

              Cost:

              • $785 per player
              • $400 per goalie
              • Payment plans are available
              • Required jersey and socks* purchased separately
              • *goalies are not required to purchase socks

              There are payment plans available. Goalies use the code HOUSEGOALIE at checkout to adjust the fee. Here are the registration links:

              U8/U10/12 Player Registration Link:
              https://app.mysportsort.com/view/index.php?an=366&myss_source=register&entitytype=0&entity
              id=32404


              U14/U16/U18 Player Registration Link:
              https://app.mysportsort.com/view/index.php?an=366&myss_source=register&entitytype=0&entityid=32403


              If you have any questions or would like more information about this or any other arena program, please contact Karen Perrin, Hockey Administrator at karen.perrin@daytonaicearena.com.

              Adult Learn to Play Hockey

              ADULT LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY

              Old Dogs New Sticks is for the adult who has never ever played hockey before or is returning from an extended absence. The program is co-ed, non-checking, for people over 18 years of age and is set in an insanely positive, judgment free atmosphere. No ice skating or hockey experience is required in order to participate.

              Old Dogs New Sticks

              There are six (6) Old Dogs New Sticks classes for the Fall 2022 session.

              Please note that there will be two Saturday sessions offered from those six classes.

              October Dates:

              • Sunday, October 9 - 3:15pm-4:15pm
              • Sunday, October 16 - 3:15-4:15pm
              • Sunday, October 30th - 3:15-4:15pm

              November Dates:

              • Saturday, November 5th - 4:15-5:15pm
              • Saturday, November 12th - 4:15-5:15pm
              • Sunday, November 20th - 3:15-4:15pm
              We are offering the full six (6) sessions for $120 ($20 per session)
              You can choose the four (4) session option and receive a punch card that is valid for use on any four of listed Fall 2022 Old Dogs New Sticks Sessions for $85 ($21.25 per session)
              We also currently offer an Old Dogs Drop In rate for $25
              Hockey equipment is available for use during the ODNS sessions. If you will need to borrow equipment, please contact Karen Perrin karen.perrin@daytonaicearena.com prior to your first session.

                Old Dogs, New Sticks Schedule