The nominations are in and we have a Top 10 for Kraft Hockeyville — watch the videos below to see the five rinks from the eastern half of the United States who will now vie to make the Top Four.
Quincy Youth Arena in Quincy, Massachusetts
Opened in 1973, the Quincy Youth Arena — just minutes from downtown Boston — has provided a place for young hockey players to hone their craft for over 40 years.
Highgate Sports Arena in Highgate, Vermont
Highgate is home to the Missisquoi Amateur Hockey Association and, when hockey isn’t in season, plays host to a variety of activities including soccer, field hockey and summer library programs.
The Healthy Zone Rink in East Aurora, New York
Following the first-ever Winter Classic in Buffalo in 2008, the Aurora Ice Association purchased the ice-making equipment from the NHL and created The Healthy Zone Rink, which has been a staple of Western New York ever since.
War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
War Memorial was the home of the Johnstown Jets, the former minor-league team that inspired the iconic hockey movie “Slap Shot.” Over 70 players that’ve called War Memorial home have gone on to play in the NHL.
Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Constructed in 1939, Pullar is one of the oldest artificial rinks in the U.S. still in operation. It is home to a number of a teams, including the NAHL’s Soo Eagles and the NCAA’s Lake Superior State University.
Those are your five from the East. Voting begins on April 14 by clicking on krafthockeyville.com, and closes on April 16.