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It may be Summer, but KC Ice Center is hosting clinics, camps

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JUNE 2015 – Beginning July 6, the KC Ice Center will be swarming with kids learning how to develop hockey skills. Every aspect of the game will be refined in the four-day clinics that have two hours of ice time with an hour of off-ice training.

KC Ice Center spring figure skating show set for May

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MAY 2015 – If you have the ability to ride around on a 3/16-inch sharpened blade of steel on a sheet of ice, or if you like watching others who do, the Kansas City Ice Center has something for you in May.

The four-on-four hockey leagues that started at the beginning of April will run through the end of May. One of the tiers of an adult league in cooperation with the Independence Events Center will take up the first weekend of the month.

But the big event is the KC Ice Center Spring Figure Skating Show. In its third year, the program will have close to 100 skaters take part in an Oscar-themed event the middle weekend of May.

Wide-open success with 4-on-4 hockey at Kansas City Ice Center

APRIL 2015 – There are two ways to define success in the world of sports business: participation and wins. Or maybe it’s wins and participation.

Either way, the folks at the Kansas City Ice Center can call the switch last spring to a four-on-four competition a success. After years of running a spring season of regular five-on-five leagues, the KCIC switched to a four-on-four competition and it paid off.

Hunt’s purchase of Missouri Mavericks will help youth hockey in KC

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MARCH 2015 – There’s a new name in Kansas City hockey, and it’s a big one.

Lamar Hunt Jr., oldest son of the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs and the American Football League, has purchased the Missouri Mavericks, which has a direct affiliation with the Junior Mavericks youth program. While that may seem threatening for the Kansas City Ice Center and its lesser-known ownership group, KCIC general manager Dean Nelson insists it is nothing but good news.

KC Ice Center gears up for Hockey Weekend Across America

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FEBRUARY 2015 – Steve Fisch, publisher of Kansas City Sports & Fitness magazine, recently sat down with Dean Nelson, the general manager of the Kansas City Ice Center for an interview on Good Sports, the weekly television show that complements KCS&F. The segment was recorded at the KCIC during the Squirts Midwest Hockey Tournament with teams from surrounding areas. Here’s part of that interview:

‘Everyone Has A Role’ with the Kansas City Jets

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JANUARY 2015 – There may not be an “I” in “team,” but Gary Emmons says there is an “I” in “win.”

Emmons, the former Kansas City Blades star coaches the Kansas City Jets, the top traveling hockey team in the Kansas City area that makes its home in the Kansas City Ice Center.

Emmons stresses to his team that each player on the roster has a key role in the success of the team.

“Everyone has a role,” he said. “Not everyone can be Wayne Gretzky. If I can get everyone playing in their own capabilities and accepting the role they’re in, we’re a much better hockey team.”