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Old 11-24-2007, 06:14 AM
 
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We're thinking of moving to the Orlando area , one thing I've been looking at is minor league hockey. I can only seem to find Orlando stars and wow are they expensive. Here in Canada, we paid $800 for both of them to play(plus equipment), on the Orlando stars website, they want 3x that amount. Is there another leauge out there that I'm missing. Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I think you might have better luck in the Tampa area or even Jacksonville. Hockey has never been big here in Central Florida unfortunately. I got attached the the Seals here in Kissimmee and poof they were gone before the season barely started.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Orlando Florida
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We're thinking of moving to the Orlando area , one thing I've been looking at is minor league hockey. I can only seem to find Orlando stars and wow are they expensive. Here in Canada, we paid $800 for both of them to play(plus equipment), on the Orlando stars website, they want 3x that amount. Is there another leauge out there that I'm missing. Thanks!
We already know that hockey belongs to Canada...just like American football belongs here....there isnt a large hockey loving population in Florida because it doesn't snow or get cold enough for ice to form therefore poorer kids will never experience hockey here...so as for leagues here.....the only place i have heard of having hockey here in the area is at the RVD sportsplex
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Me and my family are moving down to florida and we were looking for dates for the 2008-2009 season try-outs but no one has posted them so I was wondering if anyone could find any dates for me. If you could it would be greatly appreciated
Thank you
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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I know all about youth hockey in Florida. The costs you found with the Orlando Stars is very typical for just about any of the travel hockey youth organizations here in Florida. You will find that just about every rink (including RDV in Orlando) also has a house program which is considerably cheaper. However, that will include much less ice time and much less competition.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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I coach a pee-wee team in Canada 11,12 year olds looking to play few games the end of december for fun any possibilitys?

Last edited by cmj_fla; 11-13-2008 at 05:07 AM.. Reason: removed phone number
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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check these sites for more info.. i played at the highest levels avialable in florida, before moving to jersey for juniors.
tampa - www.tbsa.com
clearwater- www.clearwatericearena.com
coral springs- www.incredibleice.com
pembroke pines- www.pinesicearena.com
kendall (miami) - www.kendallicearena.com

those are a few.. ice is expensive to maintain in 80+ degree weather, thats why its much more expensive than canada.
if you want your kids in the best competition then travel is the way to go, but you ll pay the price
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Oviedo, Fl formerly from the Philly Burbs!
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those are a few.. ice is expensive to maintain in 80+ degree weather, thats why its much more expensive than canada.
if you want your kids in the best competition then travel is the way to go, but you ll pay the price
I think American Ice hockey is just plain old 'more expensive'. My daughter figure skates (we live in PA) and one of the coaches was Liz Manley at the rink she was skating at. She is from Canada (Olympic medalist for Canada) and she told us the ice time there was free as Canada is more socialist style than capitalist style (as in America) The rinks were government owned/operated and therefore provided as a free service to Canadians. She was always on the ice as she described it to us , before and after school and after dinner every day.
It is likely the same with the hockey. Therefore it would be much cheaper in Canada than the US. Ice hockey leages here in PA (Little Flyers) started at $500 just to sign up for the team, and that was a couple years ago last time I checked, and that was no gear, that was only to sign up.

Good luck in your search! I hope you find what you are looking for, but I am certain it will cost you more unfortunately....sorry!
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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My son plays with the SpaceCoast Hurricanes...about 35 - 45 minutes from Orlando (depending on where you live). It has a great program, director, and coaches. Phone 321-504-7500 Peter Nyman
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