Viking Ice Arena features both NHL and Olympic size rinks, and is home to numerous local competitive and recreational programs and tournaments, as well as learn to skate and public skating programs. The arena also holds annual special events including The Red Wings Alumni game to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Detroit, and the Tier 1 Elite Bantam Major Showcase, featuring AAA teams from Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland.
Viking Arena is Home to The Following Programs:
Bishop Foley High School
Lamphere High School
Regina High School
Warren Mott High School
Warren Sterling High School
Adult Senior Leagues - Sponsored by Labatt Hockey
Wolverine Speed Skating offers training to skaters of all ages and skill levels. The program concentrates on techniques, skill development, interval training and speed work. Call Catherine Astalos for details (313) 886-5299.
Honeybaked Hockey Association also makes Hazel Park Arena their home rink. After 12 seasons, Honeybaked has won 39 State Championships and 4 National Championships. Honeybaked teams have won the Quebec PeeWee tournament 4 times, including back-to-back Championships with the 1985 and 1986 birth year teams.
Honeybaked continues to be a leader in sending players to the United States National Development Team. This season the U-17 will feature three Honeybaked players: Jack Campbell, Willie Yanakeff, and Bryan Rust.
Honeybaked has over 50 players spread out in the NCAA playing hockey. The University of Michigan has 6 players with ties to Honeybaked on their roster. The Michigan State Spartans have 5 players that have played with Honeybaked.
Honeybaked players are now becoming of age to play hockey in the NHL. Last season, there were 12 former Honeybaked players that played in the NHL. Tim Gleason (1982) for Los Angeles, Jim Slater (1982) for Atlanta, Jason Bacashihua (1982) for St. Louis, and Ryan Kesler (1984) for Vancouver. This season should produce more former Honeybaked players entering into the NHL.
The tradition of Honeybaked Hockey continues to build, and the players continue to excel at their sport after leaving the Honeybaked family. Once you play for Honeybaked, you are Honeybaked forever