Oceanside Ice Arena opened in 1974. The arena has been home to Desert Youth Hockey Association since 1975 and the Arizona State University hockey program since it's inception in 1985.
When the arena fell on hard times in the mid 1980's DYHAstepped up and took over the lease of the building and land and has continued to operate the arena to this day. We are the ONLYarena in Arizona operated by a youth hockey association. DYHAand OIA are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
When the Phoenix Coyotes moved to the Valley in 1996 the NHLteam practiced here at Oceanside for their first 2 seasons. Prior to the Coyotes, Oceanside was a popular practice rink for NHL teams stopping in the Valley for golf and relaxation on their way to play the LA Kings.
Currently, DYHA has 14 youth travel hockey teams and ASU has 3ACHA teams plus a Prospect team playing in the adult league.
Oceanside Adult Hockey League (formerly Summit Hockey League) was founded in 2000. What started out with 4 teams and one weekly adult instructional class has grown to 34 teams and 3 weekly classes.