Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena provides a large variety of programs to our community (and even outside of our community)!
Learn to Play Hockey
Saturdays, May 22 – October 2* | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | Ages 4-10 | $5
USA Hockey encourages a non-competitive environment in which children can learn the basic skills of hockey without distractions that are often associated with an over emphasis on winning. Mastery of the fundamental skills and the FUN of playing are essential to the development of lifelong interest in hockey. Please arrive 30 minutes early to get fitted for your equipment. (Free equipment is available to use.) *Some sessions may be cancelled due to special events.
Cosmic Skate (Flyer)
TBD | Regular Public Session rates apply.
Peewee Skills Drop In Sessions (Flyer)
Join us on Tuesdays, June 1-July 27 from 7:45-8:45 p.m. for Peewee Skills Drop In Sessions. Cost is $10 per session. This session will focus on advanced skills such as edgework, power skating, shooting mechanics, and stick handling. This session is open to both skaters and goalies for instruction based skill development.
Bantam & High School Drop In Skills Sessions (Flyer)
Join us on Tuesdays, June 1-July 27 from 9:00-10:00 p.m. for a Bantam & High School Drop In Skills Sessions. Cost is $10 per session. This session will focus on advanced skills such as edgework, power skating, shooting mechanics, and stick handling. This session is open to both skaters and goalies for instruction based skill development.
Adult League Hockey (Flyer)
Monday & Wednesday Evenings | June 2 – August 11 | $145
“Evaluation” Days: Mondays | May 10, May 17, & May 24 | 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Web Registration: April 19 – May 28, 5 p.m.
In Person Registration: April 19 – May 28, 5 p.m.
Columbus Hockey Camp (Flyer)
Hockey players ages 6-12 can join us July 5-9 from 1-5 p.m. for our Columbus Hockey Camp coached by Miami University’s Mike Norton! Experienced Mites, Squirts, and Peewees are welcome! We accept 36 skaters and 4 goalies. Cost is $250 per player. Please call Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena to register.
Web Registration: April 19 – July 1, 5 p.m.
In Person Registration: April 19 – July 1, 5 p.m.
Bantam/High School Hockey Camp (Flyer)
July 12 – 16 | $300
Hosted by Coach Jack Manard, Head Coach and Hockey Director of Team Indiana and Head Coach for Indiana University Hockey. This program is designed for players to have fun while developing their skills in preparation for tryouts. Players will compete in a variety of scrimmage and game situations…not your typical tedious drills.
Web Registration: April 19 – Juiy 10, 5 p.m.
Paint and Skate (Flyer)
Join us for Paint and Skate on July 14! Ages 6-12 will paint a canvas from 9-10 a.m. Skating will be 10-10:45 a.m. Only 12 painters allowed.
Web Registration April 19 – July 13, 5:00 p.m.
In Person Registration: April 19 – July 13, 5:00 p.m.
Christmas in July (Flyer)
In lieu of the pandemic, we at Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena want to bring back some Christmas spirit that was missed out on in 2020. Join us on July 16 from 7-9 p.m. for a Christmas themed celebration! We will have fun Christmas themed activities and skating. Stay tuned for more information!
Back to School Skate (Flyer)
Come to Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena on July 30 from 1-3 p.m. for our Back to School Skate! Send Summer off right with an afternoon of free skating. Donations will be accepted for the Bartholomew County School Supply Assistance Program. This event is free and open to the public. Scooter rental | $2 We hope to see you there!
Robby Glantz Hockey Camp (Flyer)
Robby Glantz hockey camp focuses on technique speed training, acceleration, and explosive starts! Training will include bungie cords and more! Come train with a skating coach of the NHL stars! Ice time is 6-7:45 p.m. on Monday, August 2nd and 9-10:15 a.m. on Tuesday August 3rd. This camp is limited to 40 participants. This camp is limited to travel hockey players only. Follow this link to register online.
Skating Extravaganza (Flyer)
Come out to Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena on September 18 from 2-4 p.m. for our FREE Skating Extravaganza! Try Hockey, Skating, and Speed Skating! Join us for a free afternoon of free instruction and skate rental.
Skate and Scare (Flyer)
October 22 | 7-9 p.m. | $8 ages 5 & Up | 4 and Under are Free | $2 Scooter Rental
Join us on October 22 from 7-9 p.m. for a s’boo’tacular time at this year’s Skate and Scare! Join us for public skating on the large ice, a haunted maze on the small ice, and of course candy!
Try Hockey for Free (Flyer)
One Saturday per year and in partnership with USA Hockey and 400 other local associations across the country, we will host Try Hockey for Free! We encourage you to bring your kids ages 4-9 to come out and try youth hockey as part of the Hockey Weekend Across America celebration. Free equipment is available for use. For more information call 812-376-2686.
Try Hockey for Free:
November 7: TBD. Get here 30 minutes early to gear up! Register online at tryhockeyforfree.com.
Turkey Trot (Flyer) Virtual Event!
The Turkey Trot has had to change the way it has to be run this year, but the purpose of the run hasn’t:
To get out, be healthy and have fun with your family!
Along with running or walking a 5K, you can participate in activities with your family either in person or virtually. All participants will be put in a drawing for prizes, and the family with the most points from completing activities will win a prize.
This activity is free but donations to the Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship Fund will be greatly appreciated. Your donation will allow children, who otherwise could not participate, to sign up for Parks and Recreation activities.
Look for the Donate button in your shopping cart to give to the Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship Fund!
Web Registration: October 21 – November 25, 5:00 p.m.! Come out, be healthy, have fun. Support a great program!
3 on 3 Hockey Tournament (Flyer)
Join us for our 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament! Cost is $20 per individual and $60 per adult team. Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena invites you, your teammates, and your families to enjoy the experience at this years 3 on 3 pond less hockey tournament. We aim for quality hockey and lots of fun. Click here for the registration form.
Skate with Santa (Flyer)
Join us on November 30 from 12-4 p.m. for Skate with Santa! Cost is $7.50 including skate rental. Come out for a Jolly Good Time! Skate with Santa, make crafts and reindeer food, and have loads of fun!
Learn to Compete (Flyer)
This class is open to Basic Skills levels 1-6 and Novice skaters who are interested in being introduced to figure skating competitions. Participants will receive a choreographed Basic Elements program based on their skill level that will prepare them to compete at the Columbus Invitational competition on January 19th.
Whoville Skate (Flyer)
Come skate with The Grinch on December 21 from 2-4 p.m. and have a magical time in Whoville! Public Session rates apply.
Cupid Skate (Flyer) CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
Join us for our Cupid Skate on Valentines Day from 7-9 p.m. This skate is complete with love songs and crafts. Public Session rates apply.
Shamrock Skate (Flyer)
Join us on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, from 1-3 p.m. for our Shamrock Skate! Wear green and get free skate rental! Public Session rates apply.
Paint & Skate (Flyer)
Join us for a fun day of painting and ice time! See the flyer for a preview of what you will be painting.
Ages 6-12: Friday, March 19, 2021 | Paint Time – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Ice Time – 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Registration: February 19 – March 18, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Princess Teas (Flyer)
Come dressed as your favorite Disney princess, have tea and cookies, create your own crown, and skate with our very own Hamilton Center princess!
2021: March 11, March 18
*Subject to change based on BCSC schedule.
Registration: February 16 – March 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Registration: February 16 – March 17, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Fiesta Friday (Flyer)
Join us on Friday May 7 for a Cinco de Mayo celebration! We’ll have skating, crafts, and a hot chocolate bar. Cost is $5 for kids, $5.50 for adults, and $2 for skate/scooter rental.
We are proud to provide the biggest and best Broomball program in Southern IN! For more information about this opportunity contact Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, (812) 376-2686.
We offer one-on-one dedicated skating lessons for individuals with disabilities. For more information about this opportunity contact Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, (812) 376-2686.