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Monday, November 24, 2014
Open Ice Skating 7 days a Week and Learn the game of Hockey in Detroit
By Richard C. Clement
Coach Cynthia Wardlaw (far right)
Instead of waiting in
line at Campus Martius to Ice Skate, you can do the same thing on a much larger
rink at the Jack Adams Butzel Ice Complex located at 10500 Lyndon Detroit
MI 48238. There is open skating from 1 to 9pm Tuesday through Friday and, 11am to 6pm on Saturday. The rink is a regulation National Hockey League size surface. Every Tuesday from 6p-9pm and Saturdays from
11a-3pm, come and learn how to skate and, play the game of Ice Hockey. Boys and
Girls ages 4 to 17, will get the opportunity to learn the game of Hockey from Jason
Mc Crimmon and Cynthia Wardlaw.
Jason is a retired
professional hockey player that played nine seasons of professional hockey and
just loves to teach the game. He is a native Detroiter and one of many African
Americans that played the game. (Click Here for Jason’s stats). Born and raised
in Detroit, McCrimmon played youth hockey for the Detroit Rockies out of
the Jack Adams Ice Arena. He then played Junior A hockey for Belle Tire
Lightning of the Continental Elite Hockey League before going on to play NCAA
Division III hockey at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. While there,
McCrimmon was awarded ECAC East player of the week honors on one occasion, while
majoring in business administration and minoring in sports marketing.
After college, McCrimmon played two years of professional hockey
inEurope and was named captain of Hela-Kiekko in Finland. He also
skated in the Central Hockey League and International Hockey League, ending his
career last season after a stint with the Danbury Whalers of the Federal Hockey
Richard Clement and Jason McCrimmon
Stay tuned for the "Hockey
in the Hood” tournament coming in February 2015 to be held at the complex.
Teams of Boys and Girls from Washington DC, Buffalo NY, and Harlem NY will come
to play in a tournament that will be a lot of fun to watch and support. This is a partnership between the Detroit
Recreation Department, Ice Dreams Hockey Association and, USA Hockey
For more information,
contact, Butzel Complex at (313) 628-0990, Cynthia Wardlaw at (313) 727-7330 or
Jason Mc Crimmon at (313) 506-0132.