CENTER ICE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF 256 ATHLETICS TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF YOUTH SPORTS ALONG THE 256 CORRIDOR
October 8, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Center Ice Foundation is excited to announce the formation of 256 Athletics, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of youth athletics in our community.
CENTER ICE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
August 8, 2021
Continuing their mission of expanding access to ice sports in Central Ohio, the Center Ice Foundation will award 6 merit-based scholarships to local youth hockey players.
"When we began our journey nearly 4 years ago, our goal was to expand access to ice sports in Central Ohio. And while our story has had many twists and turns, we've remained steadfastly committed to that mission. Our hope is that this scholarship both creates more opportunities for young people to play the sport that we all love, and also inspires ambassadors to, like us, change the world they live in."
~Kirstin Watts, Foundation President
Scholarship applications will be accepted from August 8th through August 30th, with recipients being notified by September 15th.
CENTER ICE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RENEWED PARTNERSHIP WITH 614 HOCKEY
March 8, 2021
The Center Ice Foundation is thrilled to announce the renewal of our partnership with 614 Hockey! Known for their brand as the official clothier of the Central Ohio Hockey Community, 614 Hockey creates apparel for the hockey lifestyle in Central Ohio.
"We are incredibly thankful for the partnership we've formed with 614 Hockey. Our visions are very synergistic: both 614 Hockey and the Center Ice Foundation are inspired by a mission of leaving the community - both the hockey community and Central Ohio - a better place. 614 Hockey's commitment to giving back to the sport though their continued support of youth hockey is inspiring, and we humbled by their continued belief in the Center Ice Foundation's mission of expanding access to ice sports in Central Ohio," said Willian Lehman, Executive Vice President of Business Development for the Center Ice Foundation.
For 614 Hockey Partner Matt Pfeffer, the decision to continue the partnership was an easy one. "From the 5th Line to recreational leagues, we promote everything hockey in Central Ohio. We are excited to see what the future holds for the Center Ice Foundation and are thrilled to have the opportunity to give back through the sport of hockey."
FIRST EVER PICKERINGTON-BASED YOUTH HOCKEY TEAM ANNOUNCED
July 7, 2020
The Center Ice Foundation of Central Ohio and the Prowler Hockey Association are thrilled to announce the inaugural season of the 14U Junior Prowlers Hockey Club!
CENTER ICE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL RETAILER
May 15, 2020
614 Hockey, a Central Ohio-based apparel retailer, will sell limited-edition ball caps & tees, with proceeds benefitting the Center Ice Foundation.
Best known for their partnership with Columbus Blue Jacket, Cam Atkinson, 614 Hockey is about representing the Columbus hockey lifestyle. Their mission is to have stylish and affordable apparel for everyone.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...THE SECOND ANNUAL CENTER ICE SUMMER CLASSIC!
June 9, 2019
Played in Central Ohio over warm July & August weekend (M/S: July 25-26; PW/B/HS/A: August 1-2), this 3 vs. 3 cross-ice format tournament is the perfect opportunity to throw a team together and hit the ice in the off-season!
100% of the proceeds from this tournament will go towards the Center Ice Foundation of Central Ohio's Capital Campaign to build an ice rink on the east side.
PICKERINGTON ICE-RINK SUPPORTERS’ NONPROFIT STATUS APPROVED
By: Nate Ellis, This Week Newspapers
In hockey, common battle cries are “one shift at a time” and “one game at a time.”
For the Center Ice Foundation of Central Ohio, the task of raising $8 million to bring an indoor facility with two regulation-sized ice rinks to Pickerington has been more like “one skate in front of the other.”
When Violet Township officials didn’t include an ice rink in plans for a $46 million community center -- a project that ultimately was soundly rejected by 82% of voters in May -- a group of parents formed the foundation with hopes of getting a hockey facility built by raising money privately.
CENTER ICE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE FIRST ANNUAL CENTER ICE CLASSIC
April 5, 2019
Played in Central Ohio over a warm July weekend, this 3 vs. 3 format tournament is the perfect opportunity to throw a team together and hit the ice in the off-season! Four teams in each of 6 divisions (Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, High School & Adult) will be admitted on a first-come basis, with each team guaranteed 4 games (3 game round-robin; consolation & championship games). Click below to learn more and register!