Skater of the Month
MELISSA - SKATER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Melissa has been chosen as #TheRinks Anaheim ICE AUFEIS Hockey Skater of the Month! Melissa was born with a medical condition called congenital glucokinease hyperinsulinism. This extremely rare and difficult to manage condition doesn’t get her down. Even after multiple hospitalizations, surgeries and life threatening episodes, she is still a ray of sunshine and unstoppable! Melissa truly has an indomitable spirit. Melissa has been ice skating for 4 years now. The first time she competed she got off the ice and said, "That was fun! Can I go back out?" and has been participating in both ISI and USFS ever since. Figure skating is a very positive influence in her life. This month she received a service diabetic dog through Make A Wish. She was presented with Luna as Make A Wish's 6000th wish! Every day Melissa deals with her life threatening condition with a bright spirit and energetic positive attitude. Today, we honor her for never giving up and being a positive addition to The Rinks skating program! Congrats!
Youth Players of the Month
JACK & DEREK - YOUTH PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
May’s Violent Gentlemen Youth Players of the Month at The Rinks – Anaheim ICE go to brothers Jack and Derek! Jack and Derek worked their way through LTPH, Little Ducks, and are now in the Hockey Initiation program. They are both eager to learn while on the ice and have plans to play in the In-House League soon. They are big Anaheim Ducks fans, as well as season ticket holders. Keep up the great work boys!
Adult Player of the Month
ELLIE - PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to our Violent Gentlemen Player of the Month, Ellie! Ellie has been a Ducks fan since ’05, but her love for hockey began when she would watch games with her grandfather at a younger age. A heart arrhythmia stopped her from doing physical activity as a kid and she never thought about playing hockey until her daughter began playing at the age of 6 and inspired her to get on the ice to better understand the sport from the player’s point of view. She is currently on her 5th season of rookie hockey and plays forward for the Chuggernauts. Congratulations, Ellie!