In our efforts to support local hockey in the Quad Cities area, we would like to recognize the following:
The River’s Edge
Owned and operated by the City of Davenport, The River’s Edge (the former Quad-City Sports Center) anticipates 800,000 users annually.
In addition to public skating, the facility accommodates Augustana College’s club hockey team, the Quad-City Hockey Association, Figure Skating Club of the Quad-Cities, the Junior A Flames and other users.
Quad Cities Hockey Association
The Quad Cities Hockey Association, Headquartered at The River’s Edge in Davenporta member of the Midwest Amateur Hockey Association, offers programs for skaters from the beginner to the experienced player, QCHA sponsors Select, and Travel teams.
The One Goal program is a national and international program that is a great combination of hockey education, basic skill development, and affordable equipment and is available to children born from 2002 through 2006. The Learn to Play Hockey program offers the next steps in instructional hockey, preparing the player for house league participation.
The Quad City Ice Eagles are QCHA’s in-house league, with teams at the Termite, Mite, Squirt, Middle School, and High School levels. Select teams are formed from players in the House League who want some additional competition. These teams also travel on a limited basis.
Travel League are teams formed to play at a more competitive level, which requires travel around the Midwest area. Teams are formed through tryouts and have more intensive practices and games. The QCHA’s travel teams are know as the Quad City Ice Eagles and field teams at Mite through Midget Levels. Most QCHA teams participate in the Midwest Hockey League.
The Quad City Blues are the high school Varsity and Junior Varsity hockey teams. They play in the Midwest High School Hockey League and play teams from throughout Iowa and communities along the border of Iowa. Students from almost every high school in the Quad City area play on the Blues.
Quad City DEK Hockey
Former Quad City Mallard Patrik Levesque is bringing DEK hockey to the Quad Cities, opening Quad City DEK Hockey in the summer of 2012.
DEK hockey is played wearing shoes, so no skating skill is required!
The Quad City Sled Hockey Association
The Quad City Sled Hockey Association was organized for athletes to have fun, make new friends, enjoy some exercise and develop the self-esteem that comes from sport activities whether you win or lose.
Sled hockey is a co-ed, multi-age, inclusive sport that is played by persons with and without a disability. Players sit in a cushioned seat mounted on a tubular frame. Velcro straps secure the player to the sled.
Players use two hockey sticks. The blade end is used to pass the puck and the other end has a toe-pick used to grip the ice for turning and moving. “Buddies”, who can skate behind and push the sled, are provided for players who want additional assistance.