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Annual General Meeting May 6, 2017

10 May 2017

The Palouse Ice Rink board invites you to its Annual General Meeting on May 16th at 6:30 pm at the Palouse Ice Rink. The board will provide the current financial status of the rink, an update on the new facility and fundraising, and conduct its election of officers. Please attend if you want information on the Palouse Ice Rink.


Customer Appreciation Day - April 1st

26 March 2017

Customer Appreciation Day!

April 1st

All Activities are FREE! ALL DAY! Full day of FUN on the ICE!!

  • 10:00am - 11:30am Curling
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm Public Skating

Information will be available for different rink programs offered.

Information about building a new rink!

Download the flyer and spread the news!


Expanding Science On Ice

07 February 2017

The ice rink can be a great place to learn about science.

Students can learn about the properties of water — how a Zamboni smooths the ice. They can put Newton’s second law of motion to practice — using a slingshot to slide different size hockey pucks across the ice to see firsthand how the different masses of the puck change the distance it will travel.

Students from Whitefish Middle School recently got the chance to spend some time at the Stumptown Ice Den learning about science and also doing a little ice- skating through the Science on Ice program.

Read more here: http://www.whitefishpilot.com/article/20170131/ARTICLE/170139978


Newsletter - December 2016

24 December 2016

Moscow City Council Supports a New Ice Rink

THE WORK of the Palouse Ice Rink (PIR) Board, staff and volunteers over the past year has focused on continuing and strengthening efforts toward making our shared dream of a full-sized ice facility a reality.

YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT and GENEROSITY has made our dream closer to a reality than it has ever been.  Thank you for caring enough about our COMMUNITY and our YOUTH and for continuing to support the PIR.

City of Moscow Officials are working in earnest with the PIR Board to secure $1million of the Hamilton Fund to support the rink expansion.  The 2016-17 season is underway and all programs are running smoothly thanks to Bill Anderson, the new rink manager.  Welcome Bill!  Please make sure to introduce yourself to him – he’s often sporting a Texas Longhorn cap.

Thank you Moscow City Council and all the community members who came out to support the PIR expansion project!

$2.1 Million Still Needed BY 2018!

There’s Still Time in 2016
The clock is ticking!

It takes committed volunteers, leaders, community members like YOU with a great vision and a DREAM.  We’ve paid off all our past debt and raised over $250,000 in cash through our Galas and fundraisers but there is still much work to be done.

Won’t YOU help?

PLEASE HELP by making a tax deductible GIFT, join the 300 CLUB, make your 300 Club payment(s), become a LEGACY DONOR, VOLUNTEER, and/or help IDENTITY potential passionate people like you who care about our YOUTH and this COMMUNITY.


Learn-to-Skate - Register Now

18 December 2016

Welcome! This year's first Learn-to-Skate session begins on January 14. Classes are on Saturdays with levels for complete beginners to advanced skaters up to spins and single jumps for ages 5 to adults. Classes will be sorted by age and ability with class starting time at 12:00 or 12:30 pm depending on experience. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to allow time for getting into skates. Sessions are $78 for five Saturdays and include skate rental. Please complete form, sign and submit to the rink – VISA/MasterCard/cash accepted or make checks payable to: Palouse Hills Skating Club.

Download the registration form.


Christmas Hockey Skating and Skills Camp

12 December 2016

Palouse Edge Christmas Hockey Skating and Skills Camp December 27, 28, 29 @ Palouse Ice Rink. The 60 minute morning session will be devoted exclusively to skating work, especially edges. The 60 minute afternoon session will focus on hockey skills and games. The peewee/bantam group will also have a 30 minute session focused on body contact. Snacks and supervision will be provided during the 75 minutes that each group is off-ice between sessions.

2006-2009 birth years (squirts and mites) 9am - 12:15pm
2002-2005 birth years (peewees and bantams) 10am - 2pm

To register contact:
Erik Johnson
erik705@gmail.com
or call (509) 334-6219 and provide your child's name and birthyear. Payment of $95 per player due at the first session.


Adult Hockey - Registration is Open

13 September 2016

Adult Hockey - Registration is Open

The Palouse Ice Rink offers the fun and excitement of hockey for adult players who are experienced, as well as those who are new to the sport. Three levels of competition are available (see below). We are in the process of taking registrations and forming teams. Space is limited, so complete and submit your registration now! For adult league questions, please email adulthockey@palouseicerink.com.

Download the 2016-2017 Adult Hockey Registration Form. 

 


City Council Supports New Ice Rink

02 August 2016

Every, seat in the council chambers at City Hall was filled with Palouse Ice Rink supporters, some of them sporting Palouse Youth Hockey Association jerseys at Monday nights Moscow City Council Meeting.

Read more at - Moscow - Pullman Daily News

View PDF Version of Moscow - Pullman Daily News

View PDF Version of Lewiston Morning Tribune


Palouse Ice Rink is set to ask Moscow City Council for a 1 Million Contribution

28 July 2016

The Palouse Ice Rink is set to ask Moscow City Council for a 1 Million Contribution to the full size Ice Rink project: Monday August 1st at 7pm at City Hall, 2nd floor in the Council Chambers.  Please ask your current players to attend to show how much we do for the area youth.  If they can attend please have them wear Bear gear or their sweater in support. 


Yard Sale at the Palouse Ice Rink!

20 June 2016

Palouse Youth Hockey is hosting a Yard Sale at the Palouse Ice Rink on Saturday, June 25, 8 am to 1 pm!

Want to be involved? There are a number of ways you can be!

  1. Donate items in good condition and we will sell them! You'll get more space at home and we'll make someone happy with their find. Drop off dates are Monday - Friday, June 20 -24, 6:30 to 8 pm. PYHA volunteers will be at the ice rink to accept your donations.

    Need help moving items - we may be able to help - email piryardsale@gmail.com
  2. Rent space and/or tables and sell your own things
    Space is $15
    One table, space included, is $20
    Two tables, space included, is $30

    Reserve your space by emailing your request to piryardsale@gmail.com
  3. Come shop on Yard Sale Day! Proceeds benefit youth hockey.

Email nocitymouse@yahoo.com with questions

As always, thanks for your support of youth hockey on the Palouse! Go Bears!


Lewiston Morning Tribune

19 January 2016

The Palouse Ice Rink was recently in the Lewiston Morning Tribune.  You can download the article by clicking here.


3rd Annual Palouse Ice Rink Gala

15 December 2015

The Palouse Ice Rink board would like to cordially invite you to be our guest at the Third Annual Palouse Ice Rink Gala Friday, January 22, 2016 at the University Inn Best Western.

  • Silent auction and no host bar begins at 5:30pm
  • Dinner and live auction starts at 7:00pm
  • $50.00 per person or $450.00 per table (10)

Tickets can be purchased at the Palouse Ice Rink or online by clicking here.

Please RSVP to Anna Mikkelsen at annalim@rocketmail.com or 208-874-2986


The Rink Is Standing Strong!

18 November 2015

Despite the rumors, the rink is standing firm. It is only the smaller joining front edge that was blown off, but this can be repaired and does not impact the ability to use the facility. We have ice, and we can't wait to see YOU come skate on it!


Happy Halloween!

31 October 2015

Come join us for one of our two Halloween public skate sessions today, and if you’re dressed in costume, we’ll treat you to a $2 discount on admission/skate rental! Halloween public skate sessions are from 1:30 – 3 p.m. and 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. We can’t wait to see BOO on the ice! (Sorry, Halloween typo...)


Come Visit Our Community Rink!

23 October 2015

We opened our doors for business on Monday afternoon and have been happy to see so many new and long-time community members and visitors come to skate (and just hang out!). Already this week, we've had some youth "Learn to Play Hockey" sessions; several youth hockey practices (PYHA and the Polar Bears!); the WSU and UofI women's hockey team practices; "Old Timers" hockey; two 5th-grade classes came together for the popular, "Science on Ice" program; and of course, lots of public skating!

Saturday will be busy, as the first session for the "Learn to Skate" program will take place, as well as a Referee clinic. Everyone else is asked to come and participate in the UofI Homecoming parade. (Parade starts at 10 a.m.; please meet at 9:15 a.m. near the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store and Dutch Bros. For more info, please contact Joanne Tirocke by email at nocitymouse@yahoo.com.)

On Sunday, there will be a special, "Learn to Curl" session, and figure skating sessions will begin!

There's something for everyone! We can't wait to see YOU on the ice!

 


Rink Update! (10/17)

17 October 2015

Your PIR crew and some awesome volunteers have been working to set up the hockey & curling marks and build up the ice to get the rink ready for the season! Even with all the recent warm weather, we anticipate opening on Monday afternoon (10/19) with youth ice times; adult league games will start on Sunday, 10/25. Keep checking the website, as the schedules will be out soon!

 


Rink Update!

10 October 2015

Hello, All,

Over the past few days, several of us have been working diligently to get the rink ready for the coming season. After a few mechanical and supply setbacks, the chiller is now running, and the process of cooling down the floor is taking place. The anticipated warmer weather may pose a bit of a challenge; however, it is yet to be determined how it will affect the plan. Please continue to check the website for the most up-to-date information on our progress.

All of us at the Palouse Ice Rink appreciate your patience and understanding as we move forward and get things underway. It won’t be long now, and remember...

We can't wait to see YOU on the ice!


Palouse Ice Rink Fundraiser

01 October 2015

Bob has over 10 years of experience fund raising for several higher education institutions including the University of Idaho, Washington State University and UC Davis Health Systems. During his career he has also worked in public service as an elected city council member for the city of Moscow. Bob grew up on the Palouse, living on a ranch near Uniontown, Washington. His experience working on the farm with his father growing up developed his strong work ethic at an early age. He attended school at the University of Idaho for his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Bob and his wife Sara have been married for 24 years and have three children. The Stout family are users of the Palouse Ice Rink and recent 300 Club members.

Bob


Gear Swap

14 September 2015

Annual Hockey Gear Swap

The Palouse Youth Hockey Association (PYHA) will be holding its annual Gear Swap on Saturday, October 3, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

We invite you to donate or consign any good, used hockey equipment (adult or youth sizes) to the sale. You choose the selling price. If we sell your item, PYHA will receive a small fee, and your proceeds will be sent to you within a week or so of the sale. Please find additional information and an inventory sheet below.

Gear Swap Consignment

Gear Swap Inventory

Please drop off your consignment gear at the Palouse Ice Rink on either of the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, October 1, 6-8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 2, 5-7 p.m.

Thanks for supporting youth hockey on the Palouse!


Roller Skating during the Latah County Fair

14 September 2015

The Palouse Ice Rink will be offering roller skating during the Latah County Fair.  The Palouse Ice Rink will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3:00pm - 9:00pm for roller skating.  The cost is $2.00 and includes skate rentals.


New Rink Manager

08 September 2015

The Palouse Ice Rink Board has great pleasure in announcing the hiring of Bryan Hawn as rink manager. Bryan is well known to the Palouse Ice Rink community serving as manager previously. Bryan spent the past couple of years assisting in the management of multiple rinks in Canada and getting advanced training in chiller maintenance. He will begin as manager this week to ensure a successful ice season in Moscow. Look for information on youth and adult hockey soon. Welcome back Bryan!


Adult Hockey Registration

08 September 2015

Adult Hockey Registration

2015-2016 Adult Hockey Registration is going on now.  Don't miss your opportunity to play adult hockey in the A-, B-, or C-division. New players are welcome!

Download the registration form by clicking here.


Learn to Play Hockey

31 March 2015

Now is your child's chance to Learn to Play Hockey!

Our final learn-to-Play hockey sessions of the year are here!

Thursday April 2, Tuesday April 7 and Thursday April 9 all from 5:00-6:00pm.

If your child wants to try hockey, what better time than now to come out and learn to play! 

This is open to all youth and is $33 for the remaining sessions  The Palouse Youth Hockey Assocaition is supplying all the gear,

and coaches while the Palouse Ice Rink is supplying the skates!  


Palouse Curling Club hosts the Palouse Bonspiel

18 March 2015

Palouse Bonspiel Curling Tournament: 4/10/15 -4/12/15

  • The Palouse Bonspiel's emphais is on beginner/novice to intermediate curlers.
  • Tournament rules are under the USCA 2014-15 Rulebook,
  • Eight round games.
  • Four Rock Rule will be enforced

Register your team today, click here for the registration form

Fill out the form, scan it, and send it back via email to palouserinkstaff1@gmail.com, or mail it to Palouse Ice Rink 1021 Harold Street Moscow, ID, 83843, or bring it by the rink.  

Contact: palouseicerinkstaff1@gmail.com 


Hockey Week! The PEL Championships!!!

16 March 2015

Its Adult Hockey Week in Moscow!!!!!

The PEL "A" league Championship wrap up our Season Championship game is 8:45pm!  Admission is Free!


Palouse Ice Rink Gala Spring Thaw

20 February 2015

Palouse Ice Rink Gala Spring Thaw

Date: Friday, March 27,2015

Location: University Inn Best Western

Details:
Please join us for an evening of fun to support the expansion of the Palouse Ice Rink.

  • Silent Auction, Hors d'Oeuvres and No Host Bar begin at 5:00pm
  • Dinner and Live Auction begin at 7:30pm
  • $60 per person or $550 per table (10)

Tickets:
Tickets can be purchased at the Palouse Ice Rink or Click Here to Purchase Online.

 


Science on Ice

07 January 2015

Science on Ice is a GREAT field trip opportunity for schools and community groups that combines science lessons, physical education and ice skating fun. Students in 5th or 6th grades have the chance to learn science concepts in the unique setting of the Palouse Ice Rink!  Check out their website at: http://www.scienceonice.org/


Care Cup!

10 November 2014

It's back... Time for the Palouse Care Cup! 

The Palouse Ice Rink is pleased to to support the 2nd Annual Palouse Care Cup!

February 6-8th

This year we will have four divisions: Women's competitive, Women's rec, Girls (Rec) U19 and Girls (Rec) U14  

2nd Annual Palouse Care Cup:

  • Registration Forms are attached as well as on the website.
  • Team registration is $600.00.  
  • Mail registrations in (address on form) or bring directly to the Rink Office.
  • Price guarantees teams 3 regulation games --- 4 games for top teams of each division.

Download Registration Forms here 


Rinkfest

23 September 2014

Friday, September 26 at the rink - A season kick-off for the rink, food and beverages, raffles and door prizes. The new rink design will be unveiled! Music provided by Diamond Joe, a local hockey family!  Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $5 for youth.  Event runs 5 pm - 8:30 pm. Tickets available at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/palouse-rinkfest-tickets-10267675895 or the Palouse Ice Rink.

Volunteer opportunities for Rinkfest:
  • Set up -  Thursday, September 25,  5:30 pm at the rink, volunteers needed for set-up.
  • During Rinkfest - 4:30 - 8:30 pm: Ticket taking, non-alcoholic beverage serving, runners, similar tasks, cleaners, misc.
  • Clean Up  -  Post party - need help for an hour or more to take down tables and chairs, etc - Please contact Joanne, nocitymouse@yahoo.com, to sign up for the above volunteer opportunities!
  • Desserts Needed! Please see the following note: Please contact: smcguire@wsu.edu

Roller Skating Begins April 24!

08 September 2014

Check out the Palouse Ice Rink schedule for upcoming roller skating and roller hockey times.

Online Schedule


The Palouse Ice Rink is your premier location for winter activities. We provide a community friendly atmosphere where individuals can enjoy a range of different activities from ice skating to curling. Learn more about the different programs we provide by exploring our website.