Chattanooga Hockey To Begin Inline Leagues In January
Monday, November 30, 2020
Chattanooga Hockey, an outdoor inline (roller) hockey organization, was approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in March 2020. Acquiring tax exempt status has allowed Chattanooga Hockey to generate tremendous financial support from individuals, businesses, and foundations in the Chattanooga community. As a result of the hard work, passion, and the vision of many, Chattanooga Hockey completed a capital campaign toward a brand new playing surface specifically designed for outdoor inline hockey.
This would not have been possible without the incredibly generous support from the Schillhahn-Huskey Foundation as well as the guidance and leadership from Laura McCann at Philanthropy Partners.
Chattanooga Hockey’s mission is to use inline hockey as a tool to develop relationships, teach sportsmanship, and encourage an active lifestyle. The organization is committed to providing an opportunity for everyone in the Chattanooga community, regardless of level of skill, age, race, gender, and background. There are programs serving three groups. The youngest players are in the age 5-6 group, where the fundamentals of hockey are taught in a “no skate” program. Ages 7-16 continue to incorporate all skills, while also beginning to learn how to skate. The third group is the adult league, for players ages 16 and older. Games for all leagues are played at the hockey rink adjacent to the Tennessee Pavilion on the Southside of Chattanooga, TN.
“One of my favorite facts about hockey in Chattanooga is that it got its start almost 30 years ago with a small group of hockey enthusiasts that played street hockey at Tyner High School tennis courts. It’s since formalized into an official non-profit organization and has grown to over 100 adult players and 50 youth players. This new playing surface is our latest milestone for us and we hope it helps attract more players and interest toward the league.” - Jordan Isip, player and Chattanooga Hockey Board Member.
The next season for both adult and youth leagues starts in January 2021 and registration opens in December 2020. Visit ChattanoogaHockey.com for details or follow Chattanooga Hockey on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/noogahockey.