Summers in Arizona are hot and people living here are used to the heat. Our regular host rink in Bonsall Park in Glendale is outdoors and uncovered. Physical exercise on a concrete surface in summer temperatures is not recommended, so we have been in search of a covered or indoor venue.
We hit the jackpot.
Coyotes Come Through
The Coyotes have been generous with their support of DHD from the first day we began operations. They provided ball hockey equipment for FREE and sent their Development Team to get our first clinic off the ground in January. We watched closely and have incorporated a lot of their techniques in our hockey clinics.
The Coyotes have jumped in, AGAIN, with another generous offer.
Coyotes Youth Hockey and Fan Development Manager (and all around great guy) Matt Shott had this to say:
“The Coyotes have loved what Desert Hockey Development has done to promote the growth of our sport. With the summer months making it difficult to do any sort of physical activity outside, we felt that in order to keep the momentum and interest that DHD has generated, the Coyotes needed to step up and help find them a summer home.
By moving the clinics to Jobing.com Arena, we are allowing kids not only an opportunity to continue improving their skills, but also a chance to play where their favorite Coyotes players play.”
Our Chairman, Darrin Lacey, added:
“We are pleased and excited to announce our summer schedule. With the support and partnership of the Arizona Coyotes we will be able to utilize an indoor venue that will allow us to continue our mission to Grow The Game of hockey in Arizona throughout the hot summer months.”
Grow The Game
The commitment of the Coyotes to growing the game of hockey in Arizona is complete. The Coyotes expansion of hockey programs brought to local schools, GIFTS of hockey equipment to schools, sponsorship of FREE ice hockey introduction programs, and countless other efforts aimed at building youth hockey in our state affirm the long term commitment of the team to our community.
We’re humbled to be a small part of those efforts.
Registration will be required for these clinics, a registration form will be provided on the event schedule page.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the arena!