The DHSC's Giuliani Hall was alive with Halloween celebration opportunities for youth of all ages. For more photos, click on the City of Duluth Programs tab.
On Wednesday, October 29 the DHSC was converted from a sports center into a "scary" palace as nearly 300 youth & family members donned their skates, costumes & masks to celebrate Halloween in the "Boo Bash".
The event offered a variety of entertainment for all in attendance, even those who didn't skate, irrespective of age. With the option of visiting "haunted" locker rooms to joining in with table activities to having their faces painted, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
In Sill Arena, the lights were on low, with special atmosphere provided by the flashing lights and special Halloween music furnished by noted Duluth Disc Jockey Shelley Bergen.
The event was planned and operated by the City of Duluth Parks & Recreation Department, with collaboration from the Boys & Girls Club, the Duluth Children's Museum and the Duluth Heritage Sports Center.
The next special skating event will the Thanksgiving "Gobbler Glide" on Wednesday, November 26th.
Thanks to generous terms from Sinnott Blacktop, LLC, portions of the DHSC's western parking lots received a new seal coating and new white lines. As the 2014 driveway coating season drew to a close, Scott Sinnott, the firm's Vice President, found his company had too much inventory to carry over the winter months. According to Sinnott, the material doesn't store well for prolonged periods and rather than see it wasted, he thought of the DHSC's parking lot.
For a price that covered labor and paint supplies, Sinnott crews repaired all major cracks, sealed the designated portions of the parking lot and laid down new white lines for both general parking and handicapped parking.There was sufficient material to cover the portions along the vacant lot this year, with the larger portion of the lot scheduled for seal coating next summer.
In addition to special pricing, Sinnott also provided special terms for payment so that the DHSC could amend its FY 2015 budget to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
When you park in our lot and see the new surface and lines, be sure to remember Sinnott Blacktop. They're just another outstanding example of Duluth's business community giving back to make our city a better place.
Denfeld Fun Skate 2014 Fun time skating with the Denfeld Hunters with all the games and food.
In the heyday of youth outdoor skating, no rink was complete without having a “warming shack” as a place to lace up the skates and dry the mittens and no warming shack was complete without having a wood fueled potbellied stove to provide the warmth. Thanks to the a recent gift by the Dennis Hoel family of Duluth, the DHSC’s Warming House, the area that’s located within Sill Arena and regularly used for parties & meetings, became “official” with the addition of its own potbellied stove.
The stove is a Peninsular Oak Model 118 that’s been in the Hoel family since it was new. Our best guess puts the age of the stove in the vicinity of 70+ years and, until it was donated to us, it was in usable condition. It now sits in a prominent position in the Warming House, perched upon a brick hearth, complete with a non-functioning chimney for effect.
Although it will not ever be stoked again, the stove’s presence provides some visual “warmth” to the room and has sparked a renewed effort to add some ambiance to the Warming House. Currently, the DHSC staff is searching through its storehouse of artifacts for items that will add to the “warming shack” theme.
The posters on the wall on each side of the stove are symbolic of the DHSC’s awards as the “Best Barn” and “Best Ambassador” for the State of Hockey. For more information on these awards, please click on the “news” tab at the top of the page.
Recently, the Dave Goldberg Family Branch of the Boys & Girls Club was added to the “Safe Place” sites in Duluth. The Goldberg Branch is housed in the Duluth Heritage Sports Center.
“Safe Place” is a refuge for youth at risk. Any young person who has run away or is in a threatening situation is able to receive assistance at any place identified by a yellow-and-black diamond shaped sign that indicates that the facility has staff that has been trained to provide this assistance.
When sought out as a place of refuge, personnel at the Boys & Girls Club will call a volunteer who will provide transportation for the young person to the Lutheran Social Service’s Bethany Crisis Shelter in Duluth. Within 30 minutes, a trained representative of the agency will visit with the youth and address the situation.
The “Safe Place” sign is located at the front of the DHSC Entry Plaza.
Contact Barry Chastey Bchastey@css.edu to inquire about registation
The Pioneer Park Soccer League, the area's premiere indoor soccer program, is now accepting registrations for 2nd Sessions of the 2014-15 seasons. The second session will operate from 16th ofDecember through the 18th January. The league is open to all area youth (boys & girls) between the ages of 11 and 18.
The league will offer three divisions for each gender..12 & under, 14 & under and 18 & under. The number of players on each team will be dependent upon the total registration for each division but team rosters will be structured to ensure playing time for all. While there's no guarantee, very effort will be made to keep friends together on the same team.
Each team will play a minimum of 9 regular season games, plus play offs. Games consist of two 22 minute halves. Teams are coached by current or former College of St. Scholastica (CSS) soccer players. All games are are played in Pioneer Park, at the Duluth Entertainment & Conventions Center (DECC).
Players may now register for the first session by clicking on the link below. Registrations for the second session will open on November 17,
Please address any questions yo may have about the registration process to the Duluth Heritage Sports Center by calling 218-464-1711 or by e-mail to email@example.com
Please find the link for the 2nd Session of the 2014 -2015 Registration