Roller Hockey Goes to a New Facility and Market!2014-06-05
State Wars 10 in Fort Wayne Indiana!
State Wars 10th Anniversary goes to a Facility That has never had Roller Hockey! Town of Fort Wayne IN is Excited!
State Wars Hockey is extremely excited to announce that for our 10 year anniversary, State Wars will be in a new facility called the Lutheran Health Sports Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The facility was built in 2010, is operated by Canlan Ice Sports and houses 3 NHL sized rinks all under the same roof. The Sports Center is fully air conditioned, has a pro shop on site and features a beautiful full service sports bar restaurant called the "Thirsty Penguin" that oversees all 3 rinks, giving families and fans an awesome bird’s eye view of all games! The Sports Center is also the practice facility for the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets.
State Wars 10 will be held July 30 - Aug 10, 2014
"Being able to bring State Wars to not only a beautiful new facility, but to a new city in a new state for us is just a great feeling. We constantly try to find fun locations that are both centrally located and very affordable; we have definitely done that by choosing Fort Wayne. One of the many great things about holding the event in a smaller city is the attention to detail and excitement that the local area will provide. The media coverage we will receive will be the best we have ever had, as local television and newspapers will cover the event daily!" said President Tim McManus.
"During our visit to Fort Wayne, I instantly fell in love with the downtown area and knew it would be a location that all of families and teams would enjoy. Being able to walk around a smaller city has huge perks and I suspect State Wars will literally take over the area." said National Director Greg Thompson
Practice Facility for the ECHL's Fort Wayne Komets
"As a vibrant sports town, Fort Wayne, IN is excited to host the 2014 State Wars event! Our city has a long and proud tradition of hosting sporting events, and we know State Wars participants and their families will enjoy world-class facilities, restaurants and attractions during their stay in Fort Wayne. Visit Fort Wayne is ready to help make this event the best it has ever been. We cannot wait to get started!" said Visit Fort Wayne Sports Sales Manager, Corey Ford.
"The Lutheran Health Sports Center is proud to host State Wars in 2014, especially with this being a very special 10 year anniversary year. To hold an event of such prestige and professionalism in our facility is a feather in our cap. We can't wait for the thousands of players and families to visit our beautiful facility and see firsthand what an incredible event State Wars will be at the Sports Center" said Shari Lichterman, Vice President - Eastern Operations, Canlan Ice Sports Corp.
A great aspect of this location is that the facility, the downtown area, tons of hotels, hundreds of restaurants and all of the main attractions (including zoo and Minor League Ball Park) are all a few simple miles Specific block dates for each division are available at
The Canlan Sports Center features 3 full size NHL rinks, air conditioning on all rinks, a sports bar restaurant that oversees all 3 rinks, on site pro shop, and more...
The Sports Center is only a few miles from Downtown and twenty minutes form the Fort Wayne airport.