Hollydell Ice Arena Partners with the Venom Hockey Club
At Hollydell Ice Arena, we are hard at work preparing for the 2021-2022 season for the Hollydell Havoc, Hollydell Hurricanes and Philadelphia Hockey Club. We expect to have many exciting announcements over the coming weeks. As a first step, we are pleased to announce our partnership with the Venom Hockey Club.
The Venom Hockey Club is an AAU winter program for 8U players looking for a full ice experience. Previously skating out of Pennsauken, the Venom have done a tremendous job identifying and developing young players. As part of Hollydell’s partnership with the Venom, the program will now skate exclusively out of Hollydell. We expect to field 2 Venom Mite teams (consisting of 2013 and 2014 birth year players) in the 2021-2022 season. The Venom Program will also offer off season clinics and tournament opportunities for players who are dedicated to improving their games and competing at a high level.
Partnering with the Venom helps us achieve two of Hollydell’s goals:
- Providing opportunities for our players to compete at the highest levels.
- Developing hockey players.
The Venom also fits seamlessly into our current offerings:
- Hollydell offers large and growing programs introducing kids to skating and hockey. Our Learn to Skate program currently has over 180 participants, many of whom progress to our Learn to Play and Junior Hurricanes programs.
- Hollydell will continue to field both Hurricane and Havoc Mite teams. We use our full time hockey staff to teach our Hurricane and Havoc mites the basic skills required to progress as players. We are very proud of the growth and success of those programs over the last several years. Our dedication to Hurricane and Havoc Mites will not change.
- All players and families who are looking for a more intensive, full ice Mite experience will be welcome to try-out for a Venom team.
- Our Venom partnership will have no impact on the Philadelphia Hockey Club. We will continue to field Tier 1, PHC teams from 18U to 10U.
We are very excited about the new opportunities that the Venom partnership will provide to all current and future Hollydell players.
If you are interested in the program, or have any questions, please reach out to our hockey director Tom Bunting at firstname.lastname@example.org.