Atlanta Adult Roller Hockey League
Comissioner Photo

Commissioner

An Atlanta native, James Leonard is the fifth Commissioner of the AARHL since its inception more than a decade ago. James has been involved in roller hockey in the Atlanta area since 1995 and is honored to volunteer his time to the sport we all love.

James is supported by a team of longtime league volunteers who help orchestrate our open stick times, player evaluations, and goalie coordination and recruiting. James is the league's primary contact for new player inquiries, intraleague matters, and serves as the AARHL liaison with the Northeast Cobb YMCA.

When James is not attending to league business, you can find him sometimes skating, and often falling, with his Bronze division brethren on Sundays and Wednesdays at the rink. James can be contacted at aarhlinfo@gmail.com.

Sticktime Photo

Sticktime Coordinator

Andrey Yepifantsev. Don't worry, Andrey has been in the league since 2007 and still no one knows how to pronounce his last name. Andrey has been coordinating Wednesday sticktime sessions since 2013. This role entails forming balanced ad-hoc teams and goalies, collecting fees, greeting potential new league members, and evaluating new members during our Wednesday shinnies. Andrey is usually the first face a new league member sees.
Goalie Photo

Goalie Coordinator

Chris Witte started his AARHL career back in 2008 when he and his older brother graced our league with their presence. Chris is the Silver league's premier defenseman with arms longer than former Boston Celtic Kevin McHale. Chris coordinates the weekly goalie schedules amongst the floating pool of goalies as well as scouts an evaluates new goalies for the league.

Mission

The Atlanta Adult Roller Hockey League is a non-profit sports league whose sole mission is to support comradery for those who love the game of hockey. Skaters must be 30 years or older...goalies can be 18 or older. A competitive spirit is welcome, but leave your attitude at the door. The AARHL does not condone poor sportsmanship or any act of fighting while participating in games or scrimmage. The league is run by a group of AARHL Elders who enforce the by-laws, organize the seasons and make other operational decisions about the league.

How is the League Structured?

The AARHL currently has three divisions: a Gold division for those whose skill level has not left them at our advanced age. This is the more highly competitive league. The Silver and Bronze division are a mid and lower skill level divisions, of course, yet still very competitive. New players must be evaluated by coming out to our Wednesday scrimmage so we can get an idea of what division best suits you.

When Do We Play?

Games are on Sunday nights at 5,6,7,8 and 9pm. Scrimmages are held every Wednesday night from 7:00 to approximately 9 pm. Cost is $5 payable at the beginning of the scrimmage.

Where Do We Play?

The AARHL's one and only home 'ice' is at the Johnson Ferry YMCA (see map below). The facility was built specifically for roller hockey with NHL-certified boards and glass, netting, benches, penalty boxes and scoreboard. Games are officiated by two AIHL-certified referees and stats are kept by an official scorer.

Contact Info

For information on joining the league contact us at AARHLinfo@gmail.com

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