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Top Adult Hockey Leagues In Philadelphia

October 13, 2012 7:00 AM

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china photos ice rink Top Adult Hockey Leagues In Philadelphia

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Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in the world, so it’s no surprise that leagues are available for children as young as 5 all the way up to adults. For men looking for a fast-paced, physical sport, ice hockey is a great option. Whether you are an experienced player or a novice hitting the ice for the first time, Philadelphia offers no shortage of adult ice hockey leagues for players looking for competitive play. No matter what your skill level or budget, you can find a rink to satisfy your urge to get on the ice. Adult recreational leagues tend to be non-checking, so don’t expect to play in a league that allows players to get involved in knock-down brawls.
Cup Men’s League at Wintersport Ice Sports Arena
551 York Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 659-4253
www.wintersporticearena.com

Price: $430 individual/$7,495 team

Wintersport Ice Sports arena will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and offers fun events throughout the week as well as one of the highest numbers of game times for its adult hockey leagues. In addition to its leagues, the arena offers open hockey times during the week. Its Friday night open skates are sure to delight with a DJ spinning the latest tunes. The fall/winter season runs from September through March and includes 24 games plus playoffs. Games are held weeknights Monday through Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  Divisions offered: A, B, C, older than 35.

Flyers Skate Zone Adult Hockey League
10990 Decatur Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 618-0050
www.flyersskatezone.com

Price: $510 A/$560 all others

In addition to its Philadelphia location, Flyers Skate Zone has three locations in New Jersey. It offers lessons, open skates, camps and clinics for ice enthusiasts of all ages. Take advantage of a camp for youth that had its curriculum developed by players from the Philadelphia Flyers franchise. If you’re looking for a unique outing, groups can also rent the rink for private events. The fall/winter season runs from September through April and includes 20 games plus playoffs for “A” division, and 26 games plus playoffs for all other divisions. Games are held weeknights Sunday through Thursday. Divisions offered: A, B, C.

Hatfield Ice Arena
350 County Line Road
Colmar, PA 18915
(215) 997-9797
www.hatfieldice.com

Price: $6,400 to $6,750 team

A year-round, indoor rink located about 45 minutes north of Philadelphia, Hatfield Ice Arena has been delighting visitors since it opened in 2001. This arena provides skating lessons for adults and children as well as ice hockey leagues and pick-up game options. With two rinks in the facility, Hatfield Ice Arena is able to cater to both the figure skating and ice hockey fans. It is a family friendly facility that offers ample party options for birthdays, holidays and corporate events, too. The fall/winter season runs from September through March and includes 22 games plus playoffs. Games are held weeknights and Sundays. Divisions offered: A, B, C, older than 30.

Ice Line Men’s Hockey League
700 Lawrence Drive
West Chester, PA
(610) 436-9670
www.iceline.info

Price: $450 individual/$4,895 team

Perhaps one of the largest ice facilities in the Philadelphia area, Ice Line boasts four individual rinks in which visitors may ice skate or play hockey. Ice Line also offers high-performance athletic training for ice skaters and hockey players looking to take their skills to the next level. Ice Line also offers free WiFi in some areas of the facility. The fall/winter season runs from September through March and includes 18 games plus playoffs. Games are held weeknights Sunday through Thursday. Divisions offered: A, B, C.

IceWorks Skating Complex Men’s League
3100 W. Dutton Mill Road
Aston, PA 19014
(610) 497-2200
www.iceworks.net

Price: $300 individual/$4,600 team

IceWorks started serving ice fans in 1997 with two rinks. It expanded in 2001, adding an additional two ice services so it could accommodate more ice skaters and hockey players. The rink offers lessons, parties and a full-service pro shop. A very community-oriented facility, IceWorks provides groups with reduced rates on skating events so they may raise money for their organizations. The fall/winter season runs from September through March and includes 18 games plus playoffs. Games are held weeknights Monday through Thursday. Divisions offered: A, B, C, older than 40, novice.

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Maddie Wagner is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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