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Registration Night, presented by Lone Peak Cinema

Registration Night, presented by Lone Peak Cinema

Freezing temperatures are back – and so is our community ice rink!  Join us at Lone Peak Cinema on November 15, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, to celebrate the return of winter ice.  Young hockey athletes can register for the Youth Hockey League, and try on hockey equipment to figure out their sizes.   New this season – Adult Curling League.   If you haven’t curled before, you can also join us for weekly “Learn to Curl” nights.  And of course, Lone Peak Cinema will be showing hockey’s greatest movie ever, ‘Miracle’ for FREE.

 

November 15, 2017  //  5:00 pm8:00 pm  //  Lone Peak Cinema

  • Youth Hockey Registration + Equipment Sizing
  • Chat with our amazing Youth Hockey Coaches
  • Curling Team/Individual Registration – New this season!
  • “Miracle on Ice” showing for FREE at 5:15pm, courtesy of Lone Peak Cinema

 

4th Annual Ice House Open on June 23, 2017

4th Annual Ice House Open on June 23, 2017

Join us on the Big Sky golf course on June 23rd for our 4th Annual Ice House Open.  This year’s golf tournament focuses on raising funds to “Freeze the Ice”.

It’s a shotgun start at 1:00 PM, with the Awards and a BBQ Dinner to follow at the golf course club house.   More details below:

  • $100/Per Player
  • Entry Fee Includes: Green Fee, Golf Cart, Range Balls, Flag Prizes, Awards, and BBQ Dinner
  • Awards & BBQ Dinner to follow golf at the golf course club house.  BBQ Banquet is open to everyone. Dinner tickets may be purchased at the door for $20.
  • Register at the Big Sky Resort Golf shop or call 406.995.5780
  • Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 18th
  • FORMAT: 4 Player “1” Club Scramble
  • Mulligans for sale onsite at tournament
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Learn to Curl, February 11 from 6:00-7:30

Learn to Curl, February 11 from 6:00-7:30

Learn to CurlThe Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association in conjunction with the Bozeman Curling Club bring the Olympic sport of Curling to the Big Sky ice arena. The “Learn to Curl” event is offered to anyone of any skill level Saturday, February 11th from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Big Sky Town Center ice rink. Registration is only $15. Please pay and register at:

http://www.bozemancurlingclub.com/big-sky-ltc.

 

 

 

GBozeman Curling Club First Learn to Curl Group Shotroups are assembled based on experience. Beginners go through about 40 minutes of instruction on how the game is played, terminology, and mechanics of throwing stones and sweeping. The remainder of the time is spent playing as many ends as we can to help strengthen freshly acquired skills. All equipment is provided. You do need to bring warm cloths and clean shoes (free of mud), preferably athletic/hiking shoes. 

Curling Background

Per Wikipedia, Curling is a sport which has been around since medieval Scotland and boasts about 1 million players. Players slide stoCurling in Scotlandnes on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the center of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.

Curling SweepersThe curler can induce a curved path by causing the stone to slowly turn as it slides, and the path of the rock may be further influenced by two sweepers with brooms who accompany it as it slides down the sheet, using the brooms to alter the state of the ice in front of the stone. A great deal of strategy and teamwork go into choosing the ideal path and placement of a stone for each situation, and the skills of the curlers determine how close to the desired result the stone will achieve. This gives curling its nickname of “chess on ice”.

7th Annual Marty Pavelich Invitational – January 7, 2:00

7th Annual Marty Pavelich Invitational – January 7, 2:00

The Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association (BSSHA) Presents the 7th Annual Marty Pavelich Hockey Invitational, January 7th at 2:00 PM.

Marty-PavelichThis tournament is in honor of Marty Pavelich, the unsung hero of the 1950’s powerhouse Detroit Redwings. His outstanding ability, statistical performance, and character ultimately helped the Red Wings to achieve 4 Stanley Cub victories during his time with the team.

 

 

2011 First Pavlich InvitationalThis family friendly invitational tournament is free of charge for the entire family. The puck drops at 2:00 PM. Bring the family for a great time. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and other goodies for sale or donation. The Pleasure rink will be open during the tournament for the kids.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association – 2016 Christmas Stroll

Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association – 2016 Christmas Stroll

The Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association (BSSHA) Participates in 2016 Christmas Stroll.

We had great turnouts at the Hockey and Pleasure rinks last Friday, as BSSHA had a soft opening as part of the 2016 annual Big Sky Christmas Stroll. We had skaters of all ages.

Thank you to everyone who came by for some family fun.

 

The official season begins on Thursday, December 15th at 12:00 PM with Open Skating. View the Calendar for a listing of all event dates and times.

New programs include new free Kids Learn to Skate/Figure Skating Clinics sessions and All Ages Pond Hockey, both conducted on the large rink. View the Calendar for a listing of all event dates and times.

3rd Annual 2016 Icehouse Open

3rd Annual 2016 Icehouse Open

Join us on the golf course on September 16 for our 3rd Annual Icehouse Open.  This year’s golf tournament will focus on raising funds to “Freeze the Ice”.

It’s a shotgun start at 12pm, with the Awards and a BBQ Dinner to follow at the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill.   More details below:

 

  • $100/Per Player
  • Entry Fee Includes: Green Fee, Golf Cart, Range Balls, Flag Prizes
  • Awards & BBQ Dinner to follow golf at the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill.   BBQ Banquet is open to everyone. Dinner tickets may be purchased at the door for $20.
  • Register at the Big Sky Resort Golf shop or call 406.995.5780
  • Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 10th
  • FORMAT: 4 Player “1” Club Scramble
  • Mulligans for sale onsite at tournament
2015/16 Broomball season gets off to an awesome start!

2015/16 Broomball season gets off to an awesome start!

Kids Broomball gets off to a roaring and hilarious start!

Tuesday, February 2 at 4:30 PM, marked the beginning of the 1st annual season of kids Broomball. 28 kids participated in a fun filled and exciting 90 minutes of play, with older Broomballers acting as coaches. The season runs every Tuesday night from 4:30-6:00 PM, through February 23rd.

Contact Libby Grabow, who handles getting the kids from the Ophir school to the rink. You can also bring your kid(s) to the rink. Participation is free. For additional information, contact the League Commissioner, Patrick McCauley at patrickmccauley57@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 12, marked the season opener for Big Sky Broomball.

Conditions were great and Mother Nature was kind, while 6 games were completed to a cheering crowd of over 100 players and spectators.  (See results below.)

Long time organizer, Jason Meyers said, “We had a great turnout. However, there is still room for more teams to sign-up”. Patrick McCauley is the League Commissioner and team captains take turns setting up for game nights and refereeing. For more information, visit the Big Sky Broomball League’s Facebook page. For weekly score updates, select CLINICS AND LEAGUES->BROOMBALL from the home page.

Games are played Tuesday nights from 7:00-11:00 PM. Bring your friends and cheer your favorite team.

February 23rd Games (includes make-up games from previous weeks)

  • Sweeping Beauties was the victor over Top Shack Whackers
  • Don’t Yurt Yourself beat Brewzers
  • Steel Shepherds was the winner against Spookybirds
  • Top Shack Whackers smacked Rufio
  • Sweeping Beauties took down Brewzers
  • Steel Shepherds surpassed Don’t Yurt Yourself
  • Spookybirds went around Rufio
  • Steel Shepherds slipped passed Sweeping Beauties in a shootout
  • Don’t Yurt Yourself edged by Rufio in a shootout
  • Top Shack Whackers downed the Brewzers
  • Sweeping Beauties overtook Spookybirds

February 2nd Games

  • Rufio over Brewzers
  • Don’t Yurt Yourself beat Sweeping Beauties
  • Top Shack Whackers was the winner against Steel Shepherds
  • Sweeping Beauties cleaned Rufio
  • Spookybirds took down Don’t Yurt Yourself
  • Top Shack Whackers clipped Steel Shepherds

Current Standings as of 1/26, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a shootout loss:

  • Steel Shepherds 12 points
  • Sweeping Beauties 10 points
  • Spookybirds 8 points
  • Don’t Yurt Yourself 6 points
  • Top Shack Whackers 4
  • Rufio 2
  • Brewzers 1

January 26th Games

  • Spookybirds over Brewzers
  • Don’t Yurt Yourself beat Top Shack Whackers
  • Steel Shepherds won against Rufio
  • Sweeping Beauties swept by Spookybirds
  • Top Shack Whackers downed the Brewzers
  • Don’t Yurt Yourself surpassed Rufio
  • Steel Shepherds cleaned the Sweeping Beauties in a game of undefeated teams 2-1

January 19th Games

  • Steel Shepherds got the win against Don’t Yurt Yourself
  • Spookybirds took out Rufio
  • Sweeping Beauties claimed the Brewzers
  • Top Shack Whackers over Rufio
  • Steel Shepherds beat Spookybirds
  • Don’t Yurt Yourself edged by the Brewzers in a shootout
  • Sweeping Beauties led Top Shack Whackers

January 12th Games

  • Steel Shepherds over Top Shack Whackers
  • Spookybirds beat Don’t Yurt Yourself
  • Sweeping Beauties swept passed Rufio
  • In their second game, the Steel Shepherds aced out the Brewzers
  • The Spookybirds came back again to beat Top Shack Whackers
  • Rufio turned their earlier tide and surpassed the Brewzers
  • Sweeping Beauties cleaned up on Don’t Yurt Yourself

 

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Free youth figure skating lessons starting January 13, 2016

Free youth figure skating lessons starting January 13, 2016

Starting next Wednesday, January 13th, and until the ice melts, BSSHA is offering FREE weekly figure skating lessons for kids of all ages.

  • If you need to rent, skates can be rented at Grizzly Outfitters (406) 995-2939 and East Slope Outdoors (406) 995-4369.
  • Ski helmets or hockey helmets are both acceptable.
  • If you play hockey, please do not bring a stick and no additional pads beyond a helmet are necessary.
  • Kids of all ages and abilities are welcome!

Just show up next Wednesday, 1/13, at 5:30pm in skates AND a helmet.

All kids will be assigned to a class level and skate time for the following week. They can expect to learn all the basics -skating, gliding, stopping and maybe even a few tricks!

Classes will be taught by Laura Kusto, Big Sky resident, mom and former figure skating teacher. Please feel free to call her with any questions prior to Wednesday at 701-213-1011.

For more information, click the FREE YOUTH FIGURE SKATING LESSONS page.

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6th Annual Pavelich Invitational on January 2, 2016

6th Annual Pavelich Invitational on January 2, 2016

The 6th Annual Pavelich Invitational has been announced!  Join us at the BSSHA rink on January 2, 2016.  Puck drops at 6pm.

This is an annual event in honor of Marty Pavelich, the unsung hero of the early 1950’s powerhouse Detroit Red Wings.  His outstanding ability, statistical performance, and character ultimately helped the Red Wings to achieve four Stanley Cup victories during his time on the team.

“Raise the Boards Campaign” a huge success

“Raise the Boards Campaign” a huge success

We are happy to announce that the BSSHA recently purchased a brand new set of dasher board for the hockey rink.   The new boards will enlarge our rink to regulation size for hockey and will include player boxes and improved safety features.   It will also reduce the yearly maintenance expense associated with the old wooden boards.   This would not have been possible without the tremendous financial support we received from many individuals, businesses, and foundations in our “Raise the Boards Campaign”.   This included a matching grant of $25,000 from the Resort Tax Board and large gifts from the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation and the Spanish Peaks Community Foundation.  We also had 34 “Board Sponsors”, the most that we have ever obtained.  Please check out our Donor page to see the list of our many supporters and let them know how much we all appreciate their support of our Community.   Again, thank you for your support!

With a larger rink, we anticipate greater participation in our programs.  We will continue to have Open Adult Hockey several times a week and our expanded rink will make it possible for us to schedule more broomball games at the same time.  Last year, we had a record number of players and are hopeful that our numbers will continue to grow.

Our Youth Hockey coaches, Scott Leuzinger and Steve Rapp, are returning this season and hope to work with an even greater number of kids. Like last year, skates and hockey equipment are available to local kids at a very modest charge for the Season.  For information about how to obtain this equipment, call Scott Leuzinger at 406-539-9766 or send an e-mail to BIGSKYICE@gmail.com.