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USA Hockey names Executive Director.  Athletica Sport Systems is very pleased to see Pat Kelleher named Executive Director for USA Hockey - our partnership with USA Hockey has been a great experience for both our organizations. We are confident that the game will continue to benefit through Pat’s efforts....

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On January 25, 2017 Florida Hospital Center Ice hosted a VIP grand opening event to celebrate the opening of the facility.  Attendees included local politicians, community and business leaders, facility sponsors,  and individuals who played a key role in the development of this world-class facility.  Click on the Link below to visit their Newsletter.

www.floridahospitalcenterice.com/facility/newsletter/


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December 1, 2016
NHL - Online Arena Survey!

Arena owners, operators and friends,
On behalf of the National Hockey League (NHL), please take a moment to read the note below and complete the
League’s online survey.
Thank you from all of us at Athletica Sport Systems,

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The NHL is committed to defending the natural environment.  Hockey was born outdoors on frozen ponds.  Cold climates and fresh water are essential to preserving the roots of our game.


Today, hockey is played predominantly indoors, in ice rinks that serve as the social and cultural hubs of their communities.  Since 2010, the NHL has taken steps to measure and reduce the impact the sport has on the planet, starting with NHL arenas.  We measured our footprint, implemented environmentally sustainable technologies and strategies, issued the first sustainability report in professional sports and counterbalanced our emissions with carbon offsets and green energy.  


Now through the NHL Greener Rinks Initiative™, the League is on a mission to measure and evaluate the environmental impact of the greater hockey community. The initiative was announced in the United States by the White House on October 6, as part of the inaugural Green Sports Day (U.S.), in a
letter signed by President Barack Obama and featured in a White House fact sheet.

To begin, we are calling on rink owners and operators for an assist: by completing this survey, you will be joining the NHL in its mission to promote more environmentally sustainable business practices.


The questions asked below require intimate knowledge of the arena; we are asking owners or those in managerial or engineering roles to complete this survey. As a thank-you, upon submission you will receive one 40% discount on one order from shop.nhl.com.


Thanks for your help and best of luck in the 2016-17 hockey season.


- The NHL Green team


PLEASE ASSIST THE LEAGUE EFFORT BY COMPLETING THE NHL GREENER RINKS SURVEY

Direct link  [https://nhl.formstack.com/forms/nhl_green_rinks_survey]

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Ralph Engelstad Arena has selected Athletica Sport Systems Inc to overhaul its board and glass system this summer with the hopes of significantly improving player safety.

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January 4, 2016
Flush Mount Shielding
Innovations to improve the safety of players, while reducing the risk and liability for owners and operators of hockey rinks, is what drives our company.  We would like to offer a comment on the ‘flush mount’ shielding currently being promoted by another dasher board company....

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Athletica Sport Systems announced today it has received a Design Patent for its innovative, unique H Style Divider Matrix Sleeve (HDM Sleeve™). The strong and flexible clear polycarbonate sleeve is a key component in the popular seamless acrylic shielding system introduced by Athletica in 2011, and now in use in 20 NHL arenas....

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The American Hockey League and Athletica Sport Systems announced today that they have reached a multi-year agreement naming Athletica the Preferred Rink Equipment Supplier to the AHL....

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DID YOU SEE THIS??  On May 8th, 2014, during CBC’s Coach’s Corner, veteran hockey analyst and commentator Don Cherry illustrated a point we’ve been making for years now. Don used recent NHL game video from Montreal’s Centre Bell and Vancouver’s Rogers Arena to brilliantly illustrate the enormous player safety benefits of the Seamless Acrylic Shielding System in use since 2011 in Montreal....

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SoftCap®, our industry-first, impact absorbing cap rail system, is now protected by Canadian Patent # 2,552,340 as well as other patents internationally.

SoftCap® is 96% more compressive than the standard High Density Polyethylene cap rail every other dasher board company in the world uses.

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