Voted “Best of the Best” Ice Arena by the readers of the Daily Herald in 2018 !
The Triphahn Ice Arena is a premier regional ice facility. This state-of-the-art arena offers two NHL sized sheets of ice, which are used for our freestyle, figure and hockey skaters, as well as serving as the practice facility for the Chicago Wolves. Our figure skating and hockey programs are known as one of the finest in the Chicagoland area.
The Hoffman Estates Park District cares for the health and well-being of our community and our participants and will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind. The Hoffman Estates Park District’s Board of Commissioners has approved a comprehensive Anti-Bullying Policy to address bullying or harassment, and all forms of aggressive and violent behaviors. “We feel this is an important step to ensure the health and well-being of our community and our participants,” said Craig Bostrom, Executive Director for the HE Parks. “We won’t tolerate bullying or harassment of any kind that might inhibit an individual’s ability to learn and participate.” “Bullying” or “harassment” is defined as any gesture or written, verbal, graphic, or physical act (including cyber bullying via the internet, cell phone, personal digital assistant) that is dehumanizing, intimidating, hostile, humiliating, threatening, or otherwise likely to evoke fear of physical harm or emotional distress. This also includes forms of retaliation against individuals who report or cooperate in an investigation under this policy. All employees and volunteers will be required to complete a training course each year and will be expected to refuse to tolerate bullying and harassment and to demonstrate behavior that is respectful and civil.
Chicago Wolves Players Thomas Hyka, Erick Brannstrom and Zach Whitecloud
Floorball is a fast-paced stick and ball sport that is safe, fun, inclusive, and easy to learn. Play centers around ball control, quick passing, and lots of running.
Floorball was originally developed in Sweden where the game has been played since the mid-1970s. It is the fastest growing team sport in Europe. The roots of Floorball can be found in many different sports; soccer, hockey, and basketball to name a few, which means that many concepts and strategies from those sports, can be seen in Floorball, according to the Floorball Training Guide.
Along with our unique focus on Sumo skating perfection and speed, we are anticipating that by adding Floorball it will round out our program to be the best platform anywhere. Passionate players who buy into our long-term development program of the total athlete can reach any level they want. Ask any great hockey player how they became so good…they will say playing hours of road/pond hockey. This self-motivated training improves stick skills, game vision, creativity, understanding tolerances, speed, and physical fitness. The personal commitment needs to be long-term to engrain core skills. Choosing to play on a team that may have a better chance to win, but does not stay the development course will hamper the player’s development.
To add excitement and validity to the Floorball initiative our GM and Chicago Wolves Coach Stan Dubicki has discussed it with our own Chicago Wolves players. The attached photo shows Thomas Hyka –Czech, Erik Brannstrom –captain of this year’s Swedish Jr National team, and Zach Whitecloud from Manitoba-eh! These Wolves all swear by the value of playing floorball in their development. They are hoping to get time with some of our players to show how it works!
The below youtube link shows how the NHL supports the use of Floorball to develop players
USA HOCKEY AGE CATEGORY FOR SPRING, FALL and WINTER HOCKEY 2019/2020
Note: birth year 2012 and later can play Coyote AAU travel but not Mite NWHL as per USA Hockey rules.