Durango Adult Recreation Hockey League (DARHL)
at Chapman Hill Ice Rink
Ice Time Available to Rent
There is a rental available on Thursday, December 22 from 4:45pm-5:45pm for $170/hr. Call the Rink @ 375-7395 to reserve.
Durango Adult Recreation Hockey League Schedules are now posted. The league has 35 teams (4 less than last season) and will be playing about 400 games. There are a couple changes to the availability of ice time this season that affect DARHL schedules. This season DAYHA is adding Tuesday and Thursday evenings for practices, as well as tournaments for each of the travel teams. Therefore, the available time slots for DARHL games will be 9:00 pm and 10:15 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The new tournaments are new times on the schedule and will move adult games to later time slots in those instances. We are pleased to support our growing youth hockey program and hope understand the rationale for these changes.
As in previous seasons, when you look at your schedule you will see several gaps between games:
The first gap is Christmas break, December 19-30. The rink has very few ice slots before the break so most teams will only play once before the break.
The first big youth tournament is January 7-8, 2017. Please expect a long gap between games during those weeks as we will only have enough ice time to for 5 DAHL games on Sunday.
There are several other tournaments in February that will cause gaps in the game schedule.
We did not schedule any DAHL games during the Snowdown parade on Friday, February 3;
the broomball tourney on Saturday, February 4; or the Super Bowl game on Sunday February 5
There is a youth tournament February 25-26, 2017. The last youth tournament is for DHS varsity on March 11-12, 2017; there are 5 adult slots that weekend.
Level 5 also has 7 teams which means there is bye each set of round robin games which also leads to gaps.
As always, we tried to reduce the number of games scheduled after 10:00 pm; inevitably, some teams will have 6+ games after 10:00 pm. If you notice any issues with your schedule (e.g., you have <15 games), please let us know and we will correct the problem. Or, if you have a constructive suggestion, please feel free to share. We
tried to close the aforementioned gaps and minimize late games for all teams whenever
possible, but please understand it is difficult to navigate it all. Schedules are not finale so please allow a week to make any corrections forthcoming.
Thanks for playing. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy your season!