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Poppy Waterman Ice Arena

Poppy Waterman Ice Arena

Poppy Waterman Ice Arena

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Address:
104 Miller DrLake Delton 53940
Phone:
(608) 253-0423
Phone:
(608) 253-0423
 
Phone:
(608) 253-0423
 
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Overview
The Lake Delton / Poppy Waterman Ice Arena offers a full size NHL 85x200 ft. hockey rink for ice related sports or functions from Augsut 1 - May 1. From May 15 - June 30 the ice is removed and the facility offers 17,000 sq. ft. of floor space.
 
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    Sports Overview
    The Lake Delton / Poppy Waterman Ice Arena offers a full size NHL 85x200 ft. hockey rink for ice related sports or functions from Augsut 1 - May 1. From May 15 - June 30 the ice is removed and the facility offers 17,000 sq. ft. of floor space.
    Sports Supported
    • Figure Skating (indoor)
    • Hockey (indoor)
     
    Sports Ammenities
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    Facility Types
    Hockey (indoor)
    Field Type:Ice Rink
    Capacity:201-500
    Recommended usage for hockey & figure skating.
    Figure Skating (indoor)
    Field Type:Ice Rink
    Capacity:201-500
    Recommended usage for hockey & figure skating.
     
     
    Poppy Waterman Ice Arena Events
    Wisconsin Dells Ponytail Classic
    12/05/2014

    The Lake Delton Ice Arena welcomes all girl teams from the Midwest to the Dells, where rink fun meets waterpark fun. This tournament is for U10, U12, U14, and U16 age levels. Come and enjoy a 4 game guarantee and spend time off the ice bonding with your team. Level A,B,C, house.

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    Wisconsin Dells Ponytail Classic
    Wisconsin Dells Ponytail Classic
    12/05/2014

    The Lake Delton Ice Arena welcomes all girl teams from the Midwest to the Dells, where rink fun meets waterpark fun. This tournament is for U10, U12, U14, and U16 age levels. Come and enjoy a 4 game guarantee and spend time off the ice bonding with your team. Level A,B,C, house.

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    Wisconsin Dells Cup
    03/06/2015

    A USA Hockey event. Come and make the Dells your hockey tournament mini vacation. 

    Participants: Mite, Squirt, Peewee A,B,C, House

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    Wisconsin Dells Cup
    Wisconsin Dells Cup
    03/06/2015

    A USA Hockey event. Come and make the Dells your hockey tournament mini vacation. 

    Participants: Mite, Squirt, Peewee A,B,C, House

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    Try Hockey For - FREE DAY
    11/08/2014

    This event is FREE to any child under the age of 16 who wishes to try hockey and see if it is a sport he/she wants to play. Perfect ago to start is Ages 4-7. Come down and give it a try. 

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    Try Hockey For - FREE DAY
    Try Hockey For - FREE DAY
    11/08/2014

    This event is FREE to any child under the age of 16 who wishes to try hockey and see if it is a sport he/she wants to play. Perfect ago to start is Ages 4-7. Come down and give it a try. 

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    Public Skating
    11/02/2014

    Open to all ages. Rental Skates are available for rent. 

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    Public Skating
    Public Skating
    11/02/2014

    Open to all ages. Rental Skates are available for rent. 

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    Public Skating
    10/29/2014

    Open to all ages. Rental Skates are available for rent. 

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    Public Skating
    Public Skating
    10/29/2014

    Open to all ages. Rental Skates are available for rent. 

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    Public Skating
    10/26/2014

    Open to all ages. Rental Skates are available for rent. 

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    Public Skating
    Public Skating
    10/26/2014

    Open to all ages. Rental Skates are available for rent. 

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    Get Up And Go04/01/2010Wisconsin invented tailgating in 20-below weather at Packer football games, the "Jump Around" tradition at University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger home games, and Sausage Races at Brewers baseball games.Read More
    Get Up And Go
    04/01/2010

    Wisconsin invented tailgating in 20-below weather at Packer football games, the "Jump Around" tradition at University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger home games, and Sausage Races at Brewers baseball games. With that kind of gusto for watching sports, it's no wonder that hosting amateur sports events would become all the rage around the state too. The Dells had a leg up on the competition in that arena, parlaying its popularity as a family vacation spot to grow its fan base for tournaments in Wisconsin Dells.

     

    JustAGame FieldhouseJustAGame Fieldhouse

    A few years back, the JustAGame Fieldhouse was built as a place for area teams to get some extra court time and a new venue for tournament organizers to consider. Coaches liked the facility, especially the wood floor, and parents and kids loved the location in the Dells. It didn't take long for the Fieldhouse to fill its schedule with basketball, wrestling, gymnastics and Wisconsin Dells volleyball tournaments. At last count, owners Dave and Joy Royston estimate they're now hosting about 70 per year. They keep busy coordinating the events, and playing tour guide too. "We get lots of questions from teams about what to do when they're in town and we're happy to give them lots of suggestions," said Dave.

     

    Volleyball Chula VistaWisconsin Dells Center at Chula Vista Resort

    Then came the Wisconsin Dells Center at Chula Vista Resort, a huge sports facility under a bubble, ideal for volleyball, gymnastics, indoor soccer and more. They're so serious about what they do they even bought an entire field's worth of artificial turf from the Indianapolis Colts. Again, Wisconsin Dells sports tournaments began pouring in, as did players and families from all over the country.

     

     

     

     

    Poppy Waterman Ice ArenaPoppy Waterman Ice Arena

    In the meantime, the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena started bringing in its share of Wisconsin Dells hockey tournaments and figure skating competitions, both a big deal in northern climates.

     

     

     

     

     

    OutdoorsOutdoors, a number of parks and the local high school fields support youth softball and baseball tournaments. In fact, Game Day USA will be returning to the Dells for another schedule of games this summer. There's also a formerly private resort that's now open to the public - Perlstein Resort and Conference Center that's a veritable sports core with tennis courts, volleyball courts, soccer field and baseball field.

    The lesson in all of this? For parents whose kids are in sports, you know that attending a sports tournament is your family vacation. This is a good way to make the most of it.

     

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    How Will You Wile Away The Winter In Wisconsin Dells?11/03/2010Whatever you do this winter, don’t stay cooped up at home. Embrace the frosty season. Celebrate the snowfalls. Ice those feelings of cabin fever. It’s Wisconsin Dells to the rescue.Read More
    How Will You Wile Away The Winter In Wisconsin Dells?
    11/03/2010

    Wisconsin Dells Winter ActivitiesWhatever you do this winter, don’t stay cooped up at home.  Embrace the frosty season.  Celebrate the snowfalls.  Ice those feelings of cabin fever.  It’s the Dells to the rescue.

    Admitting bias, we think there’s nothing quite as lovely as indoor Wisconsin Dells water parks in the dead of winter.  Picture this:  You and your family basking in 80 degree temperatures, perhaps at your own private poolside cabana, deciding which ride to do next - a water roller coaster, racing slides or perhaps an indoor surf machine.

     

     

    Snowboarding Cascade MountainNo less remarkable is the job Mother Nature does in dumping enough fluffy flakes in the Dells to make downhill skiing and snow tubing an extremely fun option.  Just as Wisconsin Dells pioneered the indoor waterpark, area business owners have done a stellar job translating the water slide for winter outdoor enthusiasts.  At Cascade Mountain Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tube, they have five 800-foot long snow tube chutes along with 36 downhill trails (hint: take the high speed Mountain Top Express lift to pack in more fun per minute).

     

     

     

    Wisconsin Dells HockeyIf you like to glide through the season, take advantage of open skate times Wednesdays and Sundays at the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena.  Outside rinks include the one at Bowman Park in Downtown Wisconsin Dells and on beautiful Lake Delton.

     

     

     

     

     

    WI Dells Indoor Winter ActivitiesMany Wisconsin Dells attractions are open year-round, so peel off some time to bowl at Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park or the Kalahari Indoor Theme Park at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center, play a wizard quest-style full-size labyrinth game at MagiQuest or Wizard Quest in downtown Dells, explore at the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory – Interactive Science Center or go horseback riding through the snow at Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable.

    What’s that you say, you love winter more with every passing minute?  Good, very good.    

     

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    Traveling Teams Dig the Dells 08/01/2011For a community that’s been known forever as a family vacation destination, the local business owners here put together a smart game plan when they decided to get into youth sports.Read More
    Traveling Teams Dig the Dells
    08/01/2011

    For a community that’s been known forever as a family vacation destination, the local business owners here put together a smart game plan when they decided to get into youth sports. They already had all the Wisconsin Dells attractions and amenities families love, like the world famous Wisconsin Dells water parks, casual restaurants that were pros at catering to big groups, indoor and outdoor attractions and some 8,000 hotel rooms ranging from budget-friendly to expansive condominium units. What they needed were places for players to play.

    So they built a number of indoor Wisconsin Dells sports facilities, most prominent among them the JustAgame Fieldhouse, the Wisconsin Dells Center at Chula Vista Resort and the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena. They didn’t stop there. They improved their outdoor sports fields at Rotary Park, Veterans’ Park and Kaminski Park. Next step was to invite coaches to take a look and it wasn’t long before tournament schedules started filling up.

    These days, on any given Dells weekend, it’s not unusual to find players from all over the country in town for a tournament - basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, track, wrestling, hockey or baseball.  The largest gathering of youth athletes happens in May and June when the Wisconsin Dells Center hosts upwards of 3,600 players for their annual “The Classic” volleyball tournament.

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    Play On In Wisconsin Dells01/02/2012If you're among the myriad of parents and families in town for youth sports tournaments, we have a stong hunch you'll be looking for things to do between the games. And boy oh boy, do we have some super recommendations for you!Read More
    Play On In Wisconsin Dells
    01/02/2012

    The Dells is quickly becoming a sports mecca for youth tournaments, events and camps, and the 2012 warm weather season stands to be the best ever, with basketball, softball and volleyball filling up the calendar. For filling down time between games may we suggest some non-competitive activities. Then fill up on good eats to keep those energy levels high.

    Start outdoors - the fresh air will do you good - with a Duck tour of the Wisconsin River. If the coach gives the go-ahead, head to an outdoor waterpark like Noah’s Art Waterpark, where you can try the new Quadzilla racer slides (remember, no need to be too competitive, as it’s primarily intended as adrenaline-inducing fun). Or go from screaming for the team to screaming on a roller coaster.

    Balance your time in the sun with some indoor fun.

    In Downtown Dells, you’ll find Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, a place loaded with exhibits that are oddly captivating. Next door is Wizard Quest, a full-size labyrinth adventure in which your goal is to find and free the wizards of the realm. For kids with an artistic streak, maybe siblings who are along to cheer on a brother or sister, there’s Paint It! Pottery Shop, where they can create their own masterpiece. Wild Fun Zone is the place with the big gorilla on the top of the building and bumper cars, mini golf and laser tag inside.

    On the Wisconsin Dells Parkway, there’s the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory - Interactive Science Center, with more than 175 interactive exhibits, including a virtual sports center that’s sure to be a hit for obvious reasons. Adjacent to Great Wolf Lodge is MagiQuest, a four-story live action adventure game with players using magic wands - score!

    After you’ve worked up an appetite, take the team to one of the two Monk’s Bar & Grill restaurants in Wisconsin Dells for a classic burger the locals love. Other player favorites include Pizza Pub, Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co., Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille, and River Walk Pub.

    Go team!

     

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    Mite-y Competitive08/16/2012The players were fidgeting and shoving, getting impatient for the zamboni to finish so they could take the ice. It was to be a hotly contested match-up between two Chicago-area teams, Stallions vs. Leafs, both skating for tournament glory.Read More
    Mite-y Competitive
    08/16/2012

    HockeyThe players were fidgeting and shoving, getting impatient for the Zamboni to finish so they could take the ice. It was to be a hotly contested match-up between two Chicago-area teams, Stallions vs. Leafs, both skating for tournament glory.

    But the one thing you really noticed was just how cute these skaters were, not exactly the adjective grown-up hockey players would want applied to them, but just right for these seven and eight year olds. They were weighed down with helmets, pads and gloves. Many were missing front teeth, not because they were knocked out in a hockey game, but because their permanent teeth were coming in. They were smiling with their buddies and getting some admonishments from the coaches to behave. So cute.

    The setting was the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena on the southwest side of the community. This particular tournament featured all Mite teams, lingo for the littlest guys. It was just one of many tournaments hosted by the rink’s managers, Ultimate Tournaments, during the fall/winter hockey season. In fact, on any given weekend you can expect to see skaters from the Mite level through the juniors (juniors are players whose goal is to land a spot on a college team) coming from just about every state in the union to skate in Wisconsin Dells, a place known more for waterparks than frozen water. But to hear one of the hockey moms tell it, that’s part of the draw.

    Kathy Monahan is administrator for the Saddle & Cycle Hockey Club, the Stallions’ home club, and mom to Mites player Gianni Baglivo. We sat in the stands with Kathy, asking her about her experience in the Dells, while being mindful she had a game to watch too. It was her family’s first time in the area.

    “This is like a mini Disney World,” enthused Kathy. “I’m really impressed because there is so much to do here and everyone is so friendly.  The boys were so excited because it was the Dells and all they’re talking about in the locker room is the waterparks.”

    Kathy pointed out a number of grandparents in the stands, along with plenty of player siblings. “We’re having a team dinner tonight at Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille and we have reservations for 50. The kids have Monday off, so it’s a bit of a getaway for many of us.”

    The Stallions were coached by Mick Pyznarski, a veteran coach, and his college-age son Scott, a talented skater in his own right. When asked about ground rules for outside the rink, he said the boys would be allowed in the waterpark for the first time that evening - they had to conserve their energy for the games after all. The team was staying at Great Wolf Lodge, just blocks from the rink.

    While the Stallions came up a little short after three periods, the sting of the loss didn’t seem to last long. Within minutes of hitting the locker room, you could hear a chant of “waterpark, waterpark, waterpark” coming from the boys. As it should be. After all, they’re just little boys, with plenty of time to chase that NHL dream.

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