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Holiday Weekend Changes and Hours

Important changes and updates for this weekend -

NAHL camp for this weekend will be going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Schedule posted below with team announcements 5/24!

Friday - Public skating is 1-3p in the afternoon and 8-10p. There is NO Learn-to-Skate or Learn-to-Play. Figure skating freestyle is 3:15-7:45p. Open hockey is 8-10p.

Saturday - NO evening public skating, but there is afternoon public skating 1-3p. Figure skating freestyle is 9:15a-12:45p. Open hockey added 3:15-5:15p.

Sunday - There is NO Learn-to-Skate. Figure skating freestyle is 8:45-11:45a. There is NO afternoon public skating.

Monday - CLOSED! 

Upcoming Events and Dates

2018 Summer Hockey Clinic

Click here to register!

NAHL Black Bear Camp Schedule

Friday, May 25 -

Noon - Team 1 vs. Team 2
1:45pm - Team 3 vs. Team 4
5:45pm - Team 1 vs. Team 3
7:30pm - Team 2 vs. Team 4

Saturday, May 26 -

9:30am - Team 2 vs Team 3
11:30am - Team 1 vs Team 4
5:00pm - Team 2 vs Team 4
6:45pm - Team 1 vs Team 3

Sunday, May 27 -

10:00am - ALL STAR GAME
(Invite only - Names will be posted Saturday night.)

Summer Hockey Clinics are Here!

Click on the link above for our 2018 Summer Hockey Clinics run by Chris Barcless! Don't wait to sign up as space is limited. All information including ages, dates, etc., can be found by clicking the link above.

Stay tuned for more clinics throughout the summer! See you on the ice!

Additional Players Needed!

The Mercer Chiefs are looking for a few players at the following levels - (Email rob@ice-land.com for an evaluation.)

-Mites
-2009 AAA (1)
-Squirt A (1)
-U15 Pure (1)
-U16 American (1) 

RINK NEWS

Welcome our new Facilities Manager - Ed Seeley!

Ice Land welcomes Edward Seeley as our Facilities Manager. Ed brings over 12 years of premier ice maintenance and facilities management experience with him to Ice Land.  Ed is a perfectionist and looks forward to improving the customer experience at Ice Land and making it a top ice rink destination in New Jersey.  This is another example of Ice Land's commitment to having the best ice and facility around.  Please welcome Ed to Ice Land!

New dehumidifiers for both rinks!

Two brand new dehumidifiers were dropped off at the rink on May 8! They were ordered back in January and after much anticipation, have finally arrived. This will solve many of the issues we currently have in Rink B with the old system including fog, water leakage, moisture and not being able to see in or out of the glass. To say everyone at the rink is very excited about the new dehumidifiers - is an understatement!

Mercer Chiefs expand into Junior Hockey

Chiefs’ affiliate acquires NAHL and EHL Junior Hockey Franchises Hamilton, NJ – An affiliate of the Mercer Chiefs has acquired the rights to franchises in the North American Hockey League (“NAHL”) and the Eastern Hockey League (“EHL”) to begin play in the upcoming 2018-19 season at the Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, MD. 

“This is a very exciting step for the Mercer Chiefs. We are committed to building the premier program in New Jersey and creating a pyramid for our players to advance to college hockey,” said General Manager, Rob Broderick. “We are developing more talented players in the state of New Jersey then ever before and the Chiefs organization is looking forward to offering opportunities to advance. The NAHL’s reputation for Division I placement and the professional ranks speaks for itself, and no league does a better job placing athletes in Division III than the EHL.” 

The NAHL and EHL programs will recruit nationwide for both teams, but priority and preference will be given to Mercer Chiefs players. NAHL and EHL draft camps will be held at the Ice Land Skating Center this summer.

NAHL and EHL tryout camps and dates will begin in May 2018. Dates and locations will be announced shortly.

Ice Land & the Mercer Chiefs welcome Robert Broderick as the General Manager

Iceland and the Mercer Chiefs are excited to announce Robert Broderick as the General Manager.

Rob Broderick has served as President of the New Jersey Rockets and Managing Director Midget Program and Head Coach of U18 team. He has coached with the Rockets for the last 14 years. He is the head US Scout for Ottawa Junior Senators in the CCHL. Rob was drafted by and played for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL and he was captain of his ECAC hockey team his junior and senior years. Over the past fourteen seasons, his Rockets teams have averaged thirty wins per regular season and his teams have made the playoffs every season in the AYHL and USPHL. Prior to joining the NJ Rockets, Rob was the head coach of Team Carolina, with that team being the first in the organization's history to win the AAA Regionals.

"I am excited to work for Iceland in a Management position and to be a part of the Mercer Chiefs and with a guy like Chris Barcless, who I have coached against for years and have so much respect for. Our goal is to be a top tier facility for all of our families - the figure skating community, the Adult leagues, the Learn to Skate and Play programs (which are vitally important). As for Mercer Chiefs - the goal is to be the most successful youth hockey organization in the country. Success means developing our players to be the best they can be on the ice, and off the ice as well. Preparing, and playing to win is vitally important. That said development takes precedent over all. When we win, we win the right way, winning at all costs is not how we will be successful long term. We win with humility and grace: and if we lose, we also do so with honor as well. We do not accept losing, ever, but we learn by it and get better."

Contact Information

General Manager of Ice Land and the Mercer Chiefs - Rob Broderick - rob@ice-land.com
Assistant General Manager - Jared Romanski - jromanski@ice-land.com
Hockey Director - Chris Barcless - cbarcless@ice-land.com
Skating Director and Office Manager - Jenn Schaffener - jenn@ice-land.com

Facilities Manager - Ed Seeley - ed@ice-land.com
Adult Hockey League Director - Heather O'Connell - heather@ice-land.com
Pro Shop - Brian Arnott - proshop@ice-land.com
Hockey Inquiries - hockey@ice-land.com
General Information - information@ice-land.com

Official Social Media Links

Facebook - facebook.com/icelandskating
Twitter - twitter.com/icelandhamilton
Instagram - instagram.com/icelandskatingcenter
Mercer Chiefs Facebook - facebook.com/mercerchiefshockey

Mercer Chiefs Twitter - twitter.com/mercer_chiefs
Mercer Chiefs Instagram - instagram.com/mercerchiefshockey
Glissad Skating Club Facebook - facebook.com/glissadskatingclub

Glissad Skating Club Instagram - instagram.com/glissad_skating_club

Spring League

Kids  having fun at the Spring league!  If you still want to join, contact us at 609-588-6672 or email jromanski@ice-land.com for more information! 

Summer Adult League at Ice Land!

Any interested players looking for a team please contact Heather@ice-land.com and we will find you a team. We will have an A, B, and C league. $3500 per team, so roughly about $240 per player.  12 league games and playoffs. Starts on May 20th,  ending before Labor Day.

Mercer Chiefs Info

Maryland BlackBears Tryout Camp -
Almost booked Up!

Registration Form for May 25-27, in Hamilton Township, NJ at Ice Land Skating Center.

The Maryland Black Bears of the NAHL are holding three open camps for the 2018-19 season. Our camp is the first camp and is before the draft so it is an excellent opportunity for the players. It is Memorial Day weekend. Please select the correct location from the drop-down menu below and complete the form to register. Hotel links, if needed, are provided below for preferred rates.

Only a few spots remain so please sign up as soon as possible to secure your spot.

http://www.marylandblackbears.com/tryout-camp/

NJ Hotel Booking Link:

http://www.travelteamusa.com/index.php/secure…

Mercer Chiefs May 2018 Clinic Dates/Times
Week of May 14th -
Midgets and Bantams (excluding U18)

U15's M, T, W 6:00p start
U16A's M, T, W 7:15p start
U16N T, W, Th 8:30p start
U13 M, Th, F 6:00p start
U14 M, Th, F 7:15p start

U18's will be week of June 25th, during the day. (12:00p start and 1:15p start.)

Week of May 21st -
Squirts and PeeWee's

2009 T, W, Th 6:00p start
2008 T, W, Th 6:00p start
2007 T, W, Th 7:30p start
2006 T, W, Th 7:30p start

Spring League

Mike Kelly's Spring League

Mite through Peewee Spring League registration is now up.
- April 17th - June 19th
- Tuesdays 6:15-7:15p/Saturdays 9:00-10:15a and one Thursday 5/24 6:00-7:15p. 
If you have any questions, please call 609-588-6672. 

Click here for more information!

Adult League

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Ice Land Skating Center

Ice Land Skating Center opened its doors in the early 1990s and has been providing the community with a place to enjoy ice related competitive sports and recreational activities for many years. Ice Land's current owners purchased the facility and business in early 2018 and are firmly committed to the support and advancement of youth athletic programs in the region.

It is the overall goal to make Ice Land the premier ice skating facility in the area with its mission to provide disciplined, competitive and fun hockey and skating programs to teach and to nurture the potential budding hockey and figure skating stars of the future. Additionally, the owners want to provide a venue to promote fun and physical activities for both adults and children out on the ice with a variety of in-house leagues, clinics, figure skating, Learn-to-Skate and open skating for all to enjoy.

Plans for the future include remodeled locker rooms, rest rooms and entrance lobby, expansion of existing hockey and skating programs to meet the needs of our valued customers. New happenings around the rink include brand new rental skates, 2 brand new dehumidifiers in each rink, Chippy's Café (Korean fusion and traditional snack bar fare) and Shore Hockey Shop West at Ice Land - our new and remodeled pro shop!

The future looks bright at Ice Land…come see for yourself and enjoy the fun while you are there!

Photography by Heather O'Connell Photography

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