FEB 01] COVENTRY BLAZE NEWS
Sparks To Get Turn On Ice
are to be given the chance to follow the Coventry Blaze on to the
ice to see if they can become the hockey stars of the future.
Ice, the company which owns the £7 million Skydome Arena, has
teamed up with the Blaze to run a development evening next Tuesday,
two-hour session will give young skaters their first taste of the
sport, which now regularly attracts 2,000 supporters in the city.
group's Ice Hockey Development Officer David Graham, Blaze head
coach Paul Thompson and the playing squad will pass on their skills
to those trying the sport for the first time and will also sign
autographs for fans.
session runs from 8-9pm for the under-14s and from 9-10pm for the
over-14s and costs £5.
hockey has taken off very well in Coventry and we have had a
superb response. Ice skating numbers are very encouraging and we
have been inundated with requests for people to learn ice hockey.
the support of Paul, who is also Great Britain assistant coach, we
are looking forward to welcoming a large number of youngsters.
are currently developing a plan to work with schools and colleges
to develop skating in Coventry and the wider Warwickshire area.
see no reason why the city can't become a hotbed of skating talent
and it would be great to think that a youngster who came to this
month's first taster session eventually went on to play for the