KETTERING ICE ARENA KETTERING ICE ARENA Every sport has an off-season, and ice skating is no exception. Although the Kettering Ice Arena closes during the warmer months, the need to keep a competitive edge doesn’t take a summer break. To address the needs of figure skaters and hockey players during this off time, the staff have developed an off-ice conditioning program that runs from May through August. Summer off-ice training improves strength, stamina, flexibility and balance. This leads to more powerful skating and helps improve technique. Almost all Olympic figure skaters and NHL hockey players do off-ice training year round. The Ice Arena’s program includes work in Off-Ice Jumps and Spins; Creative Dance for Figure Skaters; Hockey Dryland Skills; and, for preschoolers, Jam with Sam. Did you know that the Kettering Ice Arena now has a brand new Pro Shop to meet all of your figure skating and hockey needs? We sell beginning to advanced figure and hockey skates, hockey sticks, equipment, t-shirts, accessories and more! Our qualified staff can sharpen your blades, replace rivets and eyelets, mount and waterproof figure skates. Open Skate These skates are open to everyone. No skates? No problem! We rent ice skates in preschool sizes 6-13 and youth/adult sizes 1-14. We also have hockey skates for rent. Please check out playkettering.org for the monthly public skate schedules! Specialty Skates Freestyle Freestyle ice is designated practice ice for figure skaters to practice their skills, such as jumps and spins, on their own or with an approved City of Kettering private skating lesson coach. Stick Time Stick Time is provided for hockey players to come out and practice shooting, skating with stick and puck, hockey drills, etc. This is not a scrimmage or pick up hockey game setting. Full equipment required. Season passes do not apply to the these specialty skates — drop-in fees apply Private Ice Rentals Ice Arena Manager Tony Habart 937-296-3309 46 playkettering.org [email protected] The Kettering Ice Arena is the perfect place to host your birthday parties, scout groups, church events and more! For more information on private rentals, please contact Ice Arena Manager Tony Habart at [email protected] or call 937-296-3309. We are Responsible. We are Respectful. We are Safe. Registration starts now!