Desert Hockey Development (DHD) and the City of Glendale are working to develop a working relationship that will grow over the years.
On Friday, November 8, three DHD board members attended a very encouraging working meeting at Glendale City Hall hosted by Glendale Councilmember Norma Alvarez. Bonsall Park, where DHD has held several events, is within CM Alvarez’s district.
DHD and Glendale hope to work together to improve the condition of the inline skating court (we aren’t calling it a rink for now) at Bonsall Park. Our plan is to repaint the existing lines on the court prior to our inaugural December 7 “mostly kids” event.
Going forward, we hope to be able to jointly develop and build programs to offer the sport of hockey to as many kids as possible without requiring an investment.
Glendale and DHD recognize the need for free programs for kids in Glendale regardless of their economic status. Our organization hopes to be able to completely remove investment barriers from keeping anyone from becoming involved in hockey. We feel that a solid, symbiotic partnership with the City of Glendale is in all of our best interests and will provide a lot of progress for an extremely minimal investment.
The board members of DHD hope to see the sport that we love flourish here in Arizona and we’re overjoyed to be able to assist Glendale with their revival of an underutilized asset.