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01-29-2011, 11:51 PM
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So who inthe area has their kid playing ice hockey? If so where and for what team? My kid is somewhat just starting at ice works. I will pimp him a little. He has a motor and no one hustles as mch as him. He isnt the most talented yet, but give it time! He loves, surprise, physical contact. He has also been playing roller for 2 years.

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So who inthe area has their kid playing ice hockey? If so where and for what team? My kid is somewhat just starting at ice works. I will pimp him a little. He has a motor and no one hustles as mch as him. He isnt the most talented yet, but give it time! He loves, surprise, physical contact. He has also been playing roller for 2 years.
Oh the GREAT NWOs kid, going to be the savior for the Flyers.

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I also play out of Iceworks...maybe one day I will meet the infamous NWO!!!!

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[QUOTE=ToTheNet;30542821]Oh the GREAT NWOs kid, going to be the savior for the Flyers. [/QUOT
Boy dont i wish. He is a typical flyer. He take no crap and brings it every game! Ok i am done pimping my son. Though i swear to God he wants to wear #24 ( it is the only hockey jersey i have ever owned). Lets play a guessing game as to who that represents.

It is so sad how expensive it is to play.
he could play for the pens for all i care lol. Maybe i should have the resident hockey futures flyers expert come scout him. I doubt he would like him though as he is a typical flyer. He has learned to like Rinaldo!

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I also play out of Iceworks...maybe one day I will meet the infamous NWO!!!!
i shouldnt but i will assume your a lot younger than me. who do you play for? How old are you if you dont mind me asking?

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So who inthe area has their kid playing ice hockey? If so where and for what team? My kid is somewhat just starting at ice works. I will pimp him a little. He has a motor and no one hustles as mch as him. He isnt the most talented yet, but give it time! He loves, surprise, physical contact. He has also been playing roller for 2 years.
Damm, I started playing at Iceworks a while ago. Actually played at the Skatium in Havertown first, then started to play at Iceworks.

But it depends if you want him on a travel or club team or what. Its all about how much he likes too play, how much he wants to play, and in the end, how much you can afford to pay. Its insane how much ice hockey costs.

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Damm, I started playing at Iceworks a while ago. Actually played at the Skatium in Havertown first, then started to play at Iceworks.

But it depends if you want him on a travel or club team or what. Its all about how much he likes too play, how much he wants to play, and in the end, how much you can afford to pay. Its insane how much ice hockey costs.
Hockey is expensive, but it's way more expensive in the States than in Canada.

We've got a few Seattle teams in our league and in talking to them it makes the fees the kids on my team pay seem like chump change.

Between registration cost, travel cost and ice costs the cost was in the area of $6000 and that's without considering the cost of equipment which could hit $2000 easily. An hour of ice cost the Seattle team we were playing $350/hr.

This is compared to my home association where registration is $400 and maybe $100 in incidental team fees. Travel costs are on top of this and maybe in the area of $400/season. Oh, and we get ice at $50/hour.

It's insane. The kids that play hockey in the Seattle area are the kids that have the money to afford it. That's it.

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Hockey is expensive, but it's way more expensive in the States than in Canada.

We've got a few Seattle teams in our league and in talking to them it makes the fees the kids on my team pay seem like chump change.

Between registration cost, travel cost and ice costs the cost was in the area of $6000 and that's without considering the cost of equipment which could hit $2000 easily. An hour of ice cost the Seattle team we were playing $350/hr.

This is compared to my home association where registration is $400 and maybe $100 in incidental team fees. Travel costs are on top of this and maybe in the area of $400/season. Oh, and we get ice at $50/hour.

It's insane. The kids that play hockey in the Seattle area are the kids that have the money to afford it. That's it.
thats why i hate the yuppie scum. they buy there kids the time. they suck at hockey. it is hard to hate the kids but i do as i am an angry person in general. It will cost me about 8-10k for my son to play. lucky for him he has a parent who will do it that isnt rich and doesnt have delusions of grandeur..

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Boy dont i wish. He is a typical flyer. He take no crap and brings it every game! Ok i am done pimping my son. Though i swear to God he wants to wear #24 ( it is the only hockey jersey i have ever owned). Lets play a guessing game as to who that represents.
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Ill guess Dornhoefer
or the great Karl Dykhuis

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Hockey is expensive, but it's way more expensive in the States than in Canada.

We've got a few Seattle teams in our league and in talking to them it makes the fees the kids on my team pay seem like chump change.

Between registration cost, travel cost and ice costs the cost was in the area of $6000 and that's without considering the cost of equipment which could hit $2000 easily. An hour of ice cost the Seattle team we were playing $350/hr.

This is compared to my home association where registration is $400 and maybe $100 in incidental team fees. Travel costs are on top of this and maybe in the area of $400/season. Oh, and we get ice at $50/hour.

It's insane. The kids that play hockey in the Seattle area are the kids that have the money to afford it. That's it.
Holy crap. I can't believe parents pay that kind of money for a kid's activity. At those rates, it's no wonder soccer is exploding. Friends who have kids playing here figure it's about $1,500 per year by the time you include costs for a couple of weekend tournaments away (that includes hotel and food).

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8000$ a year???

I'm seriously at a loss for words. That's incredible. I think my parents
wouldn't even pay that if they had the money.

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Hockey isn't cheap, and is only getting more and more expensive.

I'm thankful that my Mom did everything she could to give me the opportunity to grow up playing the sport. As a single parent, she made some serious sacrifices.

I got as high up as AAA, and that only lasted a year because of the expenses and commitments involved -- as it was taking away from her job, my schooling and just the travel involved.

Like Charlie said, it's no wonder soccer is gaining popularity. All you really need is a ball.

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I play roller hockey over at Flyers Skate Zone in Vorhees, NJ... I'm 21 and my son is 3 and I'm on the hunt for skates to teach him to play ice in first... then well make the switch to roller if he wants too

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My last minor hockey registration was 140.00 in 88 I believe. It costs 450.00 now for a child to play Minor hockey where I'm from. That's on PEI where we are surrounded by ice and that is only registration. Of course I could buy a Sher-wood PMP 5030 stick for 12.00 where a cheap one piece goes for 99.99 nowadays as well.

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I no longer play, but I still ref and stay involved in the area. The thing that gets ridiculous is the select tier 1 teams. I think to play for the Jr. Flyers it costs in the neighborhood of 3500, then an extra 1000 for the gym membership, an extra few hundred for the team bag/jerseys/schwag and this is all before traveling to the tournaments. It's absurd, but I credit the parents who are willing to put in the time/money for their kids. I don't know how my parents managed it for 14 years. They think when they add up all the equipment, travel, and fees, it ended up in the $40k for that 14 years. At today's prices, that barely gets you 7 or 8.

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I was chatting with my manager and we figure the two largest reasons for the disparity in cost between Canadian and American hockey (at least as compared between Vancouver and Seattle) is:

a) Supply and Demand. There are 4 ice sheets serving Seattle and the surrounding area. Burnaby (a suburb of Vancouver) has a 6 sheet pad (privately owned) and 3 stand alone rinks (city owned). Hell, my town New Westminster has a population of 58k and has 2 sheets to itself and is right next to Burnaby. An hour of ice at Commercial rate is about $200/hour.

b) Government subsidies. Hockey is heavily subsidized in Canada. Our association gets money from the BC Lotto Corp, from the casinos, and from the federal and provincial governments. I suspect that government funding for minor sports in Seattle is focused more on Little League or football.

Like Opus said, the financial burden for hockey is extremely high especially in areas like the Lower Mainland of BC (Vancouver area) where we dont have harsh enough winters for outdoor ice rinks. Hockey only happens if you have ice, and ice only happens if you run the refridgeration system 24/7.

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yeah my town has like 100k or 150k or something and we probably have more than 10.

My sunday night shinny time is only 130$, and our tuesday one is 185$

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My son played at Aston Ice Works until last year, while we still lived in Gloucester County, NJ, close to the CB Bridge. After moving, I signed him up to play in Voorhees. He loves it there.

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i shouldnt but i will assume your a lot younger than me. who do you play for? How old are you if you dont mind me asking?
I'm 18, and I play for Garnet Valley. If your kid has taken any clinics at Iceworks, they were probably instructed by my current varsity coach.

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Ill guess Dornhoefer
or the great Karl Dykhuis
nah, a non flyer. Bob Probert wings jersey. forgot aboput thios thread as was a little intoxicated.

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I'm 18, and I play for Garnet Valley. If your kid has taken any clinics at Iceworks, they were probably instructed by my current varsity coach.
My former team signed up for a clinic a few years back and your coach ran that. Then my son was signed up for "Learn to Play Hockey" and it was cool seeing him again.

My last team had a clinic run by Jimmy Watson himself. We ended up winning the tournament in Toronto that we were getting ready for.

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Small world eh?

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Small world eh?
It really is.

Voorhees Skate Zone and Aston Ice Works both are exemplary facilities. It's a privilege that I have been able to enjoy both.

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