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Fox Chase: How A Hockey Coach Intertwines Sport And Family

Fox Chase: How A Hockey Coach Intertwines Sport And Family

Lawncrest resident Rick Heydt is entering his 11th year coaching in the Fox Chase Roller Hockey league. He currently coaches the Under-16 team, but he previously directed the Under-10 and Under-8 teams as well. Although Heydt has spent most of his time behind the bench, his love for hockey goes much deeper than coaching. Heydt grew […]

 

Amateur Sports: Activities to Stay Fit During the Winter

Amateur Sports: Activities to Stay Fit During the Winter

With the winter season in full effect, finding activities in the city to stay in shape might seem a little difficult. For those looking do something other than working out at the gym, here are five winter activities to stay fit. Go Vertical Indoor Rock Climbing 950 N. Penn St., Northern Liberties Advertised as Philadelphia’s […]

 

Cobbs Creek: Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Promotes Healthier Lifestyle For Kids

Cobbs Creek: Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Promotes Healthier Lifestyle For Kids

In a small and stuffy locker room at the Laura Sims Skate House, kids scramble to dissemble their hockey gear. They are loud and exhausted as they just stepped off the ice from a long practice, but excited to sit down for their bi-weekly lesson on nutrition. These kids are part of the Ed Snider […]

 

Sports Beat: Five of the Best Places to Catch a Game

Sports Beat: Five of the Best Places to Catch a Game

Philadelphia’s vibrant bar scene may seem like too much too handle. So, we searched high and low for the five best sports bars in the city. Buffalo Billiards (118 Chestnut Street) Buffalo Billiards is located in historic Old City. This billiards-based bar provides a competitive atmosphere for its patrons. And if a game of 8-ball […]

 

Amateur Sports: Five Places For The Beginner Amateur Athlete

Amateur Sports: Five Places For The Beginner Amateur Athlete

Although most schools and communities offer youth recreational sports, not every person chooses to participate as a youngster. Often times, gyms and high intensity sport clubs can potentially intimidate an individual that has zero or little background in working out or playing sports. Fortunately for these types of folks, Philadelphia is home to a vast […]

 

Pennsport: Rizzo Rink Scores a Hat Trick

A little boy of about six years old comes careening across the ice. He moves alarmingly fast for his small frame, bulked up only by the pads under his jersey. He hits the wall, falls, but manages to scoot the puck out from under an opposing player so his teammate can get a shot at […]

 

Amateur Sports: Rizzo Rinks seeks new location

No matter where you stand in South Philadelphia’s Rizzo Rink on any given Saturday, you’re in the middle of a hockey game. On the ice, the rink’s Mites compete in a friendly, beginner-style contest that garners plenty of parent spectators. In the lobby, just off the ice, the athletes’ siblings toss a puck to one another, […]

 By Brandon Stoneburg and Andrew Koob

Germantown: Youth Hockey League Putting Kids On The Right Path

Germantown: Youth Hockey League Putting Kids On The Right Path

Any child or teenager, regardless of how shaky he or she might be on skates, can learn how to skate and play hockey for absolutely no charge. They don’t have to pay a single cent – except maybe in gas money. But not for the ice time, hockey sticks or uniforms. The only catch is […]