Adult Hockey

The Arctic Zone Iceplex is the proud home of the GreaterIndianapolis Adult Hockey Leagues. We seek to provide a competitive and sportsmanlike environment for our players that is built around fun and camaraderie.The largest of its kind in Central Indiana, the GIAHL has leagues for all skill levels. From our instructional D League meant for beginners to our B League, Tier I which is home to a few former pros. If you are looking for a place to play, we have one for you.The leagues in the GIAHL are split up into Fall, Spring and Summer sessions to allow players an opportunity to play year-round.

More Information contact: Petere@carmelice.com or Floydj@carmelice.com

Getting Started

1) Acquire the proper equipment
Full padding is required to play in the GIAHL. Shoulder pads are optional, but highly recommended.

2) Register with USA Hockey
All of the GIAHL leagues are USA Hockey sanctioned and require that you register with USAH in order to participate. USAH registration is a yearly fee and can be done at usahockeyregistration.com

3) Choose your league
The GIAHL offers five leagues of varying skill levels to suit any player. Take a look at the league descriptions and find the division that best suits you. If you are unsure of which league you belong in, feel free to contact the Adult Hockey Director, Peter Evans at petere@carmelice.com

4) Sign-up for your chosen league
To register, please go to the adult hockey section of carmeliceskadium.com and follow the instructions to sign up. If registration is closed, please contact the Adult Hockey Director about availability.

B League, Tier I is a full slap shot and non-checking league. It is intended for those looking for a “B” level league that is fast and competitive. B League, Tier I will play on Wednesday nights at Arctic Zone and the Zotec Partners Carmel Ice Skadium through the duration of the construction at our Carmel facility.

League Details

• Six to eight team league
• Wednesday nights at the Zotec Partners Carmel Ice Skadium and the Arctic Zone in Westfield, with a switch to Sunday night following the completion of the construction at Carmel.
• Full slap shot, Change on the fly, and non-checking league
• Intended for those looking for a “B” level league that is fast and competitive
• All players must register online
• USA Hockey rules govern play with exception of house-rules stated above
• No player under the age of eighteen
• All players must register with USA Hockey
• 1 Hour, 15 Minute game slots (Five minute warm-up, 3 – 22 minute run time periods)

Next Season

Winter 2019-20 Season

Cost: $575.00

  • Registration Starts: August 19th, 2019
  • 22-Game Session + Double Elimination End-of-Season Tournament
  • Games at Arctic Zone Iceplex and the Zotec Partners Carmel Ice Skadium
  • League Play Starting: September 4th, 2019
  • League Play Ending: March 29th, 2020
  • Day: Wednesdays until construction is completed at Carmel, then moving to Sundays

Upcoming Seasons

Winter Season

September 2019 to March 2020
Registration opens in August 2019

B League, Tier II is for those that have played hockey at a younger age up to the high school level or are experienced adult hockey players. It is a competitive league that also heavily focuses on camaraderie. B League, Tier II plays on Thursday nights, is non-checking and full slap shot.

League Details

  • Six team Drafted League
  • Thursday nights at Carmel Ice Skadium and Arctic Zone
  • Full slap shot, Change on the fly, and non-checking league
  • Intended for those looking for a “B” level league that is a competitive league that also heavily focuses on camaraderie
  • All players must register online
  • USA Hockey rules govern play with exception of rules stated above
  • No player under the age of eighteen
  • All players must register with USA Hockey
  • 1 Hour, 15 Minute game slots

Next Season

Spring Season 2020

Cost: $375.00

  • Pre-Registration (For those in the Fall 2019 Season): January 13th, 2020
  • Public Registration: January 20, 2020
  • 15-Game Season
  • League Play Starting: February 13th, 2020
  • League Play Ending: May 21st, 2020
  • Day: Thursday
  • Site: Zotec Partners Carmel Ice Skadium
  • Game Times: 6:45p, 8:15p, 9:45p

Upcoming Seasons

Spring Season
February 2020 to May 2020
Registration opens in January 2020

Summer Season
June 2020 to August 2020
Registration opens in May 2020

C League, Tier I is our higher level C League which plays on Monday nights at the Carmel Ice Skadium. It is intended for those in our mid-level leagues looking for another night to skate and those looking to transition from C League, Tier II to the higher leagues. C League, Tier I is a no slap shot, non-checking league.

League Details

  • Six team league
  • Monday nights at Carmel Ice Skadium and Arctic Zone
  • No slap shot, Change on the fly, and Non-checking league
  • This is considered our high level C league. It is intended for those in our mid-level league looking for another night to skate and those looking to transition from C Tier 2 to a higher league.
  • All players must register online
  • USA Hockey rules govern the league with the above house-rule exceptions
  • No player under the age of eighteen
  • All players must register with USA Hockey
  • 1 Hour 15 Minute game slots (3 – 22 minute run time periods)

Next Season

Spring Season 2020

Cost: $375.00

  • Pre-Registration (For those in the Fall 2019 Season): January 13th, 2020
  • Public Registration: January 20, 2020
  • 15-Game Season
  • League Play Starting: February 10th, 2020
  • League Play Ending: May 18th, 2020
  • Day: Monday
  • Site: Zotec Partners Carmel Ice Skadium
  • Game Times: 7:30p, 9:00p, 9:30p

Upcoming Seasons

Spring Season
February 2020 to May 2020
Registration opens in January 2020

Summer Season
June 2020 to August 2020
Registration opens in May 2020

C League, Tier II is meant for less experienced adult hockey players. It is intended for those that have experience playing as a child or are starting to pick the game up again after an extended time off. Games are on Sunday nights and is a non-checking, no slap shot league.

League Details

  • Six to eight team drafted league
  • Sunday nights at Arctic Zone
  • No slap shot, change on the fly, and non-checking league
  • This player is considered a less experienced adult recreational player with some youth hockey playing experience up to the Bantam house level. The player has limited understanding of where they should be positioned on the ice. Forward and backward skating may be somewhat strong, but maneuverability and transition still needs work.
  • All players must register online
  • USA Hockey rules govern play with exception of house-rules stated above
  • No player under the age of eighteen
  • All players must register with USA Hockey
  • 1 Hour, 15 Minute game slots (3 – 22 minute run time periods)

Next Season

Winter Season 2020

Cost: $300.00

  • Pre-Registration (For those in the Fall 2019 Season): January 13th, 2020
  • Public Registration: January 20, 2020
  • 12-Game Session
  • League Play Starting: February 23rd, 2020
  • League Play Ending: May 31st, 2020
  • Day: Sunday
  • Site: Zotec Partners Carmel Ice Skadium
  • Game Times: 6:00p, 7:30p, 9:00p, 10:30p

Upcoming Seasons

Spring Season
February 2020 to May 2020
Registration opens in January 2020

Summer Season
June 2020 to August 2020
Registration opens in May 2020

C League – Tier 3

Our beginner/novice division meant for those with some limited playing experience. Most C League, Tier III players have no more than five years of total hockey experience & want to work on building up their skill set in a competitive environment. C League, Tier III is on Sunday nights & is non-checking, no slap shot league.

League Details

  • Four to six team league
  • Sunday nights at Carmel Ice Skadium
  • No slap shots above the waist, blue line icing and non-checking league, penalties are 2 minutes.
  • C League, Tier III players are your typical novice hockey players (both men and women). Most of them likely began playing the game as an adult in our D League and may have limited experience.
  • All players must register online. Players currently in D League & C League, Tier II will be given the chance to pre-register ahead of the online registration.
  • League Commissioner: Blake Weishaar
  • USA Hockey rules govern play with exceptions of house-rules stated above
  • No player under the age of eighteen
  • All players must register with USA Hockey
  • 1 Hour, 15 Minutes (Five minute warm-up, 3 – 22 minute run time periods).

Next Season

Winter Season 2020

Cost: $300.00

  • Pre-Registration (For those in the Fall 2019 Season): January 13th, 2020
  • Public Registration: January 20, 2020
  • 12-Game Session
  • League Play Starting: February 23rd, 2020
  • League Play Ending: May 31st, 2020
  • Day: Sunday
  • Site: Zotec Partners Carmel Ice Skadium
  • Game Times: 8:00p, 9:30p, 11:00p

Upcoming Seasons

Spring Season
February 2020 to May 2020
Registration opens in January 2020

Summer Season
June 2020 to August 2020
Registration opens in May 2020

Our instructional division meant for those that have decided to take up the sport. Most D Leaguers have less than five years of total hockey experience & want to work on building up their skill set. This division is unique as, in addition to game play, instruction is also given. D League is on Sunday nights & is non-checking, no slap shot.

League Details

  • Two to four team league
  • Sunday afternoons at Carmel Ice Skadium
  • No slap shots above the waist, blue line icing and non-checking league, penalties are 2 minutes.
  • D League players are your typical novice hockey players (both men and women). Most of them likely began playing the game as an adult and may have limited experience.
  • League Commissioner: Maureen Sullivan (modcarmel1@gmail.com) or 217-417-8361
  • Goaltenders must follow up their online registration by contacting the D League Goalie Commissioner, Maureen Sullivan (modcarmel1@gmail.com) to confirm the availability of any open goaltending spots. If no spots are available, goalies can be added to the substitute-goalie list.
  • The league’s coaches, Rocky Trottier and Jordy Trottier (one per game time), will begin each game with 30 minutes of hockey and/or skating drills, focusing on the basic skills of the game (i.e. skating, shooting, passing, and positioning.) They each then serve as the referee for the 60 minute game.
  • USA Hockey rules govern play with exceptions of house-rules stated above
  • No player under the age of eighteen
  • All players must register with USA Hockey for the season dates. USA Hockey membership expires August 31st of each year.
  • 90-minute of ice time per week with drill/game.

Next Season

Spring Season 2020

Cost: $325.00

  • Pre-Registration Starts: January 13th, 2020
  • Public Registration Starts: January 20th 2020
  • 12-Game Session
  • League Play Starting: February 23rd, 2020
  • League Play Ending: May 31st, 2020
  • Day: Sunday
  • Game Time: 4:30p, 6:15p
  • All Session Times Include Drills and Scrimmage

Upcoming Seasons

Spring Season
February 2020 to May 2020
Registration opens in January 2020

Summer Season
June 2020 to August 2020
Registration opens in May 2020