The Mill closes its doors after nearly three years training, developing Arizona hockey players
The Mill Hockey Training Warehouse, which opened back in 2020 prior to the pandemic, has closed its doors, effective Oct. 19.
Owners Jarred and Bailey Smith posted a statement on social media recently explaining the decision.
We’re sad to share that The Mill Hockey Training Warehouse will be closing the doors. The last lessons will take place on Wednesday Oct. 19th.
When we opened The Mill just as Covid hit, our lives were very different. Over the past almost 3 years, we’ve run over 7,200 lessons for over 1,800 individual players. We have hosted countless team parties, birthday parties, and even a few hockey moms night out. We have played pond hockey, dodgeball, had a mini sticks tournament, and held an athletic combine. We ran 2 summer teams, won a championship, and made amazing friends. Most importantly we trained hockey players. We helped players learn new skills, build their confidence, make the team, and we kept hockey FUN. We are so proud to have made our mark on the Arizona hockey community.
Lately, we have been feeling that the time has come to prioritize our family and spend more time together with Lennon and Penny. We are looking forward to spending more evenings and weekends making memories and watching our family grow.
Lastly, thank you. Thank you for supporting us over the past years, thank you for believing in us and our mission, and thank you for trusting us. Please make sure to follow @jsmithhockey and @baileyyo_ to stay in touch with us, and also for plenty of Lennon and Penny pictures.
From the bottom of our hearts… THANK YOU!!!! We will never forget it!
See you at the rink,
Bailey and Jarred Smith
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