Lutheran Health SportsCenter
Representatives of Lutheran Health Network and Canlan Ice Sports have entered into a 10-year community partnership to encourage adults and children to transition from being solely spectators to being part of the action.
Through its We Commit initiative, Lutheran Health Network strives to make a positive influence that extends beyond the walls of its facilities. We Commit is demonstrated every day through active participation in the wellness, growth and vibrancy of the community. LHN officials call the opportunity to partner with Canlan an exciting step in the ongoing pursuit of those goals.
As part of the collaboration, an athletic trainer from The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network's sports medicine program will be available onsite for individuals and teams up to 50 times per year. Although the trainer will be used primarily by area hockey teams who practice and play regularly on the three full-sized rinks, sports medicine services will also be available during tournaments and at specific times for the general public.
Other components of the partnership will include LHN-sponsored events such an annual Family Activity Festival and the network's participation in the development of new programs and services.
The newly christened Lutheran Health SportsCenter offers three NHL-sized rinks, including one that transitions from ice to artificial turf for sports such as soccer during warm weather months. There are also 14 dressing rooms, a sports store, the Bounce Mania play zone, three party rooms, a banquet area and a fully licensed restaurant called the Thirsty Penguin Grillhouse.
Since its official opening in April, the facility has seen increased utilization and nearly 500,000 visitors are expected per year. Activities such as hockey, curling, figure skating and recreational skating support the fact that most individuals who use the complex do so as participants. Lutheran Health SportsCenter is also the official practice facility of the Fort Wayne Komets. Open ice time for the general public is offered weekly.
Lutheran Health SportsCenter is located off Lima Road across from Glenbrook Commons at 3869 Ice Way Drive. Google map of this location.