The last several weeks have been a difficult adjustment for our community (and the world) as we have had to focus on staying safe at home. We know that Bell MTS Iceplex is an important part of your routine, as you are an important part of ours. Though we can’t be together, we are working to stay connected and provide you with a variety of tools and resources that can help you create new routines and stay active while we are physically distancing. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bell MTS Iceplex as soon as it is safe to gather again. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to stay safe at home so that we may continue to see Manitoba’s COVID-19 curve flattened. Bell MTS Iceplex sends a special thank you to the frontline workers in our community who are working so hard to keep us healthy and safe.
The Young Athlete Series is designed to work on all of the athletic attributes your kids would develop if they were playing sport right now. Young Athlete Series at Home will be focusing on balance, coordination, agility, proprioception, strength and conditioning
Exercise is powerful. For starters, there are the obvious physical benefits. Increased strength, bone density, cardiovascular capabilities, and energy can be achieved all while significantly decreasing the likelihood of numerous negative health conditions.
But the true power of exercise is found in its positive effect on our mental health and well-being.
Not to sound to overly dramatic here, but I believe working out saves my life on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong – I love my life, I have plenty to be grateful for. This statement is not negative, it’s positive. No matter what is going on in my life at any given time, when I complete the daily challenge of exercising, I feel better.
There is plenty of scientific evidence to tell us why this is so. Just google “mental benefits of exercise” and you will read about how physical activity reduces stress and anxiety, and how it can be a useful tool to combat depression and PTSD. Exercise does this by igniting changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. Exercise also releases endorphins – powerful chemicals in your brain that basically make you feel good. If I’m in a great mood, it gets better. If I’m going through a tough time, it gets better. Anything in between – you guessed it, it gets better.
But as anyone in the gym can tell you, it goes beyond the science. There is something that happens when you commit. Something powerful. I have had the privilege to work with many great people who have all experienced moments of significant adversity in their life. Time and time again I see exercise play a major role in helping them work through it.
Like most great things in life, it’s not easy but it is simple. Its not easy putting forth the effort each day to exercise. The conditions are sometimes not perfect, but it is simple: commit, work, feel better.
I know many people are going through a tough time right now. Schedules are off, our structure has been altered, stress is at an all time high and we are faced with the potential reality of having a new normal. I know this can be scary, but I promise you this: exercise and you will feel better. When you feel better you will be a better version of yourself. When you are a better version of yourself you have a positive effect on those around you. People need that, especially at a time like this.
There is a sign that is written above our door when you walk into Focus Fitness. It reads: I know we cannot be together in the gym right now – that’s ok. The door is figurative, but it is there. Step through it, feel better.
Focus Fitness has been committed to providing free exercise content to everyone in need. You can follow along through all our social media channels: Instagram: @focusfitnesstn, Facebook: @Focus Fitness TN, Twitter: @FocusFitnessTN , YouTube: Focus Fitness TN. Please share with anyone you know who you think could benefit. This is our way of helping people in the best way we know how.
Bell MTS Iceplex is excited to announce a new partnership with the newly formed Winnipeg Rec Hockey League (WRHL). Owners of the WRHL also own and operate the Capital City Rec Hockey League in Edmonton, Alberta – the city’s premier and largest adult rec hockey league. This partnership will strengthen our ability to provide a superior recreational hockey experience at Bell MTS Iceplex, which is one of the premier facilities in Winnipeg with all four NHL sized rinks designated to support to the success of the new league.
Capital City Rec Hockey League has a proven background with over 200 teams in its league, with continued growth over the past 11 years. The same high standard of officiating, three 15-minute stop time periods, real-time web stats, and unique “Be a Pro” experience will be staples of the new WRHL, along with convenient player payment options and a commitment to superior team and player communication.
We thank all teams who have been committed to adult recreational hockey at Bell MTS Iceplex as participants in the Manitoba Moose Hockey League, Winnipeg Jets Hockey League, and the most recently named Iceplex Adult Hockey League. People are, and will always be, the greatest asset to the success of Bell MTS Iceplex and our programming. After 10 successful seasons of adult recreational hockey at Bell MTS Iceplex, we remain committed to our mission of providing a fun and safe hockey experience. We look forward to experiencing the next phase of adult recreational hockey at Bell MTS Iceplex with you and your teams.
We hope to launch the WRHL at Bell MTS Iceplex on June 1, 2020. However, this will be subject to change based on our current community situation and guidelines set forth by the government and Manitoba Health. We look forward to communicating more details with you as we are able to confirm resumption of programming at Bell MTS Iceplex.
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With public health and the safety of our guests and employees of the utmost concern at Bell MTS Iceplex, the facility is currently closed in response to COVID-19. In addition to the closure of Focus Fitness, The Press Box Restaurant and the Jets Gear Pro Shop, a number of upcoming programs and services have been cancelled and postponed as follows:
Future Jets Spring Team programs – cancelled
Finnesota Cup participation – cancelled
JHD spring programs scheduled from April 6-May 28 – cancelled; we are working toward a new program schedule with an anticipated start of June 1
Girls of the North program – postponed
JHD spring programming – cancelled
Ice Lab – all sessions postponed indefinitely
Ice Lab Footwork and Conditioning Camp – postponed
IAHL winter playoffs – cancelled
IAHL spring season – postponed
All Hockey Canada/Hockey Manitoba sanctioned programming – cancelled
Ice rentals – postponed through April 30
Affected participants have been contacted directly.
While everyone adjusts to this unprecedented time, Bell MTS Iceplex is doing everything we can to maintain some normalcy to your regular routine. We encourage you to check out our fitness and training videos that you can do at home and with your children. Please visit our Focus Fitness and JHD social pages to check them out.
True North Sports + Entertainment will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and follow the best practices of Manitoba Health and our partner associations as we work to ensure the safe resumption of regular programming and services at Bell MTS Iceplex. Please stay safe and well.
With public health and the safety of our guests and employees of the utmost concern at Bell MTS Iceplex, we have made the decision to postpone programming effective March 13 through March 31 in response to COVID-19.
Focus Fitness and the Press Box Restaurant will be closed. All Jets Hockey Development (JHD) Ice Lab sessions have been postponed. The Iceplex Adult Hockey League (IAHL) playoffs have been postponed. As per Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba’s previous announcement, all sanctioned programming has been cancelled.
True North Sports + Entertainment will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and follow the best practices of Manitoba Health and our partner associations as we work to ensure the safe resumption of regular programming and services at Bell MTS Iceplex.