Local costs for ice time/pickup games/skate sharpening
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03-11-2013, 05:04 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Long Island, New York.
Pretty big area for playing and watching hockey. New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils. MSG Network. CT Whale only a few hours away. There are about 10 legit ice rinks on Long Island and a few more for kids and public ice. Open hockey basically every night if you know where to look.
But here is the answer...
Ice time is generally between $300-400 indoor rinks for an hour. Around $250 for outdoor ones.
Pick up games is typically $20. A adult hockey company over here has small rink and large rink open hockey. Their small rinks are at earlier times and at a Islanders practice rink and its $25 an hour. Their large rink open hockey is at midnight on Fridays and its $20. The Small rink use to be legit but now way to many show up and 25 is a ripoff.
Some rinks have lunch time or this special where they do $10-15 open hockey but you can see the trend starting to move more toward $20. And in most of the places that are already $20, I would not be surprised to see it go up $5 in a year or so. Private open hockey is typically $20 as well.
Skate Sharpening is $10. Told my Canadian cousin, he just laughed.
For America, I am sure New York is one of the best places in the country but can be a rip off many angles you look at it. Its not as common or as popular as I hope. But It could be worse. Good thread btw...
Oh our mens leagues now are about $6000-$7000 for a 15 regular season games. Double Elimination which is usually 2/3 rounds. So we pay like $420 a season, $22 insurance in a 14 team roster. We use to get a free game and playoffs now we dont even make our money back if we dont make the 2nd round of playoffs.
People say the refs and real game status make it more $. That be great but the refs are horrible. I know its beer league but I hate when refs just want to get out of there and are horrid in all aspects. Common in Long ISland
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