Summer Camps Register Now!

The arena may have its doors closed while we tend to our annual maintenance but we are busy behind the scenes getting ready for our opening on July 13th.

We have many of our popular camps coming back for another year including; Laura Stamm Power Skating, Pro Ambitions Hockey Camp, Greg Carter Hockey Camp, Digit Murphy Girls Hockey Camp, and MV Hockey Camp w/ BC Coach Greg Brown & UConn Head Coach Mike Cavanaugh.

The arena will be offering our own programs as well. There will be ice for girls and boys hockey, adult league and more. Check out our schedule page on the website for dates and times at http://www.mvarena.com/schedules/, and email us with any questions.

For more information or to register check out these websites…

http://www.laurastamm.com

http://www.proambitions.com

http://www.gchockey.com

http://www.digitmurphyhockey.com/summer.html

Coming Soon…the 26th annual Ice Show!

The Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club is busily preparing for its 26th annual Ice Show! The show will be Saturday April 5 at 6pm and Sunday April 6 at 1pm, showcasing our tots, Learn to Skate, Bridge Program, freestyle skaters, Alumni and of course, our friend Snowplow Sam. Skaters are rehearsing each weekend and are excited to show all they’ve accomplished this season!

A few of the freestyle skaters will be in Rockland, MA on March 30 for the South Shore Open competition. This is the only competition of this season for some skaters – we wish them luck!

On March 28, eight of our skaters will participate in an official US Figure Skating test session with judges from the Boston area. For two skaters, this is their first test.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, skaters, their families, our coaches and the Arena staff for a wonderful season. We look forward to July!

For more information on the Ice Show, program offerings or summer skating, please contact Jane Taylor at http://www.janelizabeth.taylor@gmail.com or 508.685.7308.

Red Kennedy Tournament

We have lots of action with the Red Kennedy Tournament kicking off on Friday at 4:00pm, with four games that night, then another seven games on Saturday, and five more games on Sunday, ending with the championship game at 11:40am. Check the schedule on our website for all of the games to see who is playing and at what times.

Public skate will be going on in the middle of all the action at its regular time of 3:30 on both days. There will also be Pond Hockey for High school aged and up on Friday and Saturday starting at 8:10pm and on Sunday at 7:00pm.

There is lots to see and do over at the arena this weekend so come on in and catch a game or put on some skates and hit the ice. We are down to the last few weeks of our season so don’t miss out!

For more information visit our website at http://www.mvarena.com

Vacation!!! Lots of Chances to Lace Up!

Just because the kids don’t have to go to school this week doesn’t mean they need to stay in the house. There is no better way to get out and get a little bit of exercise and fun all at the same time. Get off that couch, put down those video game controllers and come to the arena and put on some skates! The same goes for you parents as well! We are offering a public skate every day of vacation week along with some open stick sessions! The times for these events vary a little bit so please check out the schedule on our website http://www.mvarena.com/schedules/ for more information or to contact us. Enjoy the break and enjoy the ice!

Boston Basic Skills Competition Champions and Las Vegas Night!

Three skaters from the Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club competed at the Skating Club of Boston’s Basic Skills competition on Saturday February 8. All three skaters won gold.

Ava BenDavid won Pre-Preliminary Showcase.
Molly Carroll won Pre-Preliminary Freestyle.
Elizabeth Smith won Preliminary Freestyle.

The skaters are coached by Jane Elizabeth Taylor and Beth O’Connor. Look for all the members of the Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club at their annual Ice Show April 5 & 6.

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(From left to right, Molly Carroll, Elizabeth Smith, and Ava BenDavid)

Then coming this Friday February 14 at the PA Club is our Las Vegas Night from 7:00-11:00pm. See flyer below.

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As always for more information or to contact us visit http://www.mvarena.com

Eric B. MacLean Memorial Tournament, Late Night Public and Food Truck….oh my!

Once again the rink has some exciting action this week end. Starting Friday afternoon The High School Girls Varsity team take to the ice at 3:00pm followed by the start of the Eric B. MacLean Memorial Tournament at 5:00pm. Six peewee teams square off, with the Vineyard teams (MV1&2) skating in the first two games Friday night, at 5:00pm and 6:10pm respectfully.

Then the tournament picks up again starting at 7:00am, with MV1 taking to the ice at 8:10am and then at 5:00 pm, and MV2 at 9:20am and again at 7:20pm. The Girls Varsity takes to the ice for the second time this weekend at 1:00pm Saturday with a game against Franklin. Then there will be a Family Skate from 3:30-4:50pm before the Peewees begin there afternoon games at 5:00pm. As a special treat there will be a Public Skate Saturday Night at 8:30pm! Come in and enjoy the fun…

On Sunday at 7:00am and 8:15am are the consolation games followed by the championship game at 9:30. Good luck MV PeeWees!
Public will be its usual time starting at 3:30.

And once again the Art Cliff Diner Food Truck will be on site to handle all of your food and beverage cravings. So make sure to make it out to the parking lot to get your fixings.

A always check us out online or contact us at http://www.mvarena.com

Arena News Update….

January is coming to a close and it was a busy month at the arena. Approximately 283 sheets of ice in total were scheduled by the following groups: public, private, learn to skate, youth hockey, adult hockey, boys’ and girl’s high school Varsity and JV hockey, figure skating, ospreys, plus the Ryan Money Hockey tournament and Nan Rheault tournaments! While we go about our days here on Martha’s Vineyard were can be sure the arena is taking care to make sure the ice is ready when its our turn!

February will be equally busy starting off with Show Your Love to the Rink on Friday, February 14th and join us at the PA for a Casino Night from 7-11PM, which benefits MV Arena.

All of the arena programs will continue as scheduled during February. In addition, Martha’s Vineyard Youth Hockey will host the Eric Bergeron Maclean Tournament the weekend of February 7th and the boys’ high school team will host the Fairleigh Dickinson, Jr. Tournament February 15th and 16th. The last home games for the Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity teams will be Friday, February 21, girls at 2:30 and boys at 4:30. The teams will be honoring their senior players before their respective games. Both teams are on track to be participating in post season tournament play!

Weekends are especially busy with the Island League teams playing Sunday morning usually at 10:30AM and 11: 45.AM. Make sure you make some time to come over to watch all that is happening here at the Arena. See you there!

And don’t forget sign up now for our Snowplow Sam (tots program), see http://www.mvarena.com (click on arena news tab) for details…