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Newsletter - February 8, 2022

Updated: Feb 10, 2022

GM Update

Greetings to all our faithful ice customers and loyal followers as well. The excitement continues to grow as River City Sportplex just keeps getting busier and busier – and better and better! The New Year saw us enter the second series of classes and leagues. Our Learn to Skate program blew up to say the least. The inaugural session of Learn to Skate welcomed 72 skaters into our wonderful program. We’d like to think our wonderful instructors and ever improving facility had something to do with the second session bulging at the seams with 195 participants. Yikes! A huge thank you to our Skating Director Sydney Ash and her crew. They are simply the best.

Our adult hockey leagues also saw growth. We added two teams at the B level. Adult hockey games are played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Come stop by the rink and see some of the action. Our Hockey Director Jackson Wilson continues to do a great job with the River Hawks Youth Hockey Association. It’s amazing to see how far these youngsters have come since they first stepped on the ice back in October. It takes a village and we are grateful to all the parents who selflessly give their time to make the program run smoothly. Thanks to all of you.

CMU saw its season come to a close this past weekend with a sweep of Western Colorado University. Way to go Mavericks! It’s quite a spectacle to see 700 rockin’ fans pack the arena when CMU takes the ice. See you next year. One of the most anticipated programs will take flight on Sunday, February 20th. Curling! We have been conducting Learn to Curl sessions on Sunday nights for the past several weeks. Average attendance has been close to 35 curlers. Our league will be limited to the first 32 players and spots are expected to go fast. Please visit our website if you have any questions – otherwise, sign up now!

On a personal note, there has been a change in management here at River City Sportplex. Phil Flink has decided to move onto other opportunities. Phil is a wonderful man and will be enormously successful in whatever/wherever he decides to land. He had a huge part in my being hired and I will forever be indebted to him. All of us here at the rink wish him and his beautiful finance’ Rylie the best of luck. They will always be family and will be sorely missed.

What a great ride this has been. I’ve been in this industry 30 years and this is the 6th rink that I’ve had the pleasure of managing. I can honestly say this is the most excited I’ve ever been. The future is so bright. Look forward to all of you being a part of it.

See you at the rink.

Jon Larson

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