Ice Rink - Figure Skating & Hockey

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 Municipal Ice Skating


2021/2022 Garfield Hts. Lil’ Bulldogs  These hockey players began as part of the Learn to Skate Program held on Saturday mornings.   During this season they have progressed from learning to skate, (1st time for some) learned  the game of hockey enough to go on to have played several games vs Freemont & Gilmour.IMG_4039Pictured: Leland Bohler,  Tomlin Bohler, Hosea Cole, Evelyn Kelly, Kevin Kelly, Quinn Leonard, Jeremmy Mamani, Preston Nichols and Wesley Nichols
Hockey Coordinator & Coach – Jim DiRosa

Coaches: Ryan DiRosa & Troy Sutliff
Thanks for a Great Season! 
The Beginner In-House Hockey program & all of our Learn to Skate programs will begin in early September 2022.
Other skaters from our Learn to Skate Programs will be performing in the 2022 Ice Show on March 26th from ages 3 to Adult.

Playing Youth Hockey at the CSHL Level

As part of Mayor Matt Burke and Recreation Director Paul Birk's initiative to offer the residents of Garfield Heights Recreational opportunities through the Parks and Recreation Department, The City of Garfield Heights is proud to announce our new partnership with the Tri-County Youth Hockey Organization (aka Cyclones) to give everyone ample opportunity and quality ice time for the growth and development for our young hockey players in the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League.  From our beginner In-House Hockey/Learn to Skate program, which begins at age 3 and up on Saturday mornings to levels – Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam.

View information on registration on the Kent Cyclones website.

Follow the Cyclones Youth Hockey on Facebook.

High School Hockey

We are home to 3 High Schools:

(Pictured is CVCA High School (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) team in action, they have chose Garfield Heights as there home rink since 2021).

Hockey in Motion - High School Game

Garfield Heights Youth Hockey together with the Cyclones Hockey Club is offering and making youth hockey available to all ages and skill levels. See the tryout information above for details.

Adaptive Sports Sled Hockey

  • Try-outs for sled team will be held on March 14th at OBM Arena in Strongsville. This is not only for Cleveland based teams but for all Ohio teams as well. The Monsters will be there!
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Adaptive Sports of Ohio was at the Dan Kostel Recreation Center on Dec. 13th recruiting new members from the Cleveland VA Hospital for the new Cleveland Monsters Sled Hockey team. Sled hockey makes hockey accessible for individuals with physical disabilities by utilizing a sled and two sticks with picks on the end.  The sport is both recreational and competitive.  They are at the Dan Kostel Rec Center on Saturdays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm till April 2022, and this is for all ages from 5-80!   To get involved & learn more contact or call 216-773-9815.



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The Crusaders participated in a hockey scrimmage against The Cleveland Rockin’ Wildcats at Garfield Ice rink on Saturday, March 19th, 2022. The Wildcats are a Special needs ice hockey team from Northeast Ohio. Our team is comprised of young adults with a variety of diagnoses who happen to love the game of hockey!

The Crusaders organization was started over 10 years ago. The organization is not for profit and the sole mission is to develop youth athletes to be the best versions of themselves by encouraging responsibility, hard work and sportsmanship. Crusaders teams have been ranked nationally and our players are first liners with many of the top Independent, parochial and public schools in the Cleveland area. Our program includes power skating, goalie coaches and a staff performance psychologist.