Ice Castle Arena
990 Castle Shannon Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
The Pittsburgh Predators Hockey Club was founded in 2001 out of the new Ice Castle Arena in Castle Shannon, PA.
The growth of youth hockey in Western Pennsylvania in the 1990s led to a need for more rinks in the region. The Ice Castle Arena was originally envisioned to be a second rink for the budding SHAHA organization, but the sport was growing so quickly in the South Hills that a new youth organization was created out of Ice Castle instead.
The Predators have grown into one of the largest organizations in the PAHL, in addition to their Tier 1 teams. The Predators also have an impressive list of alumni, with over 20 former players going on to play in NCAA D1, minor pro, and the NHL. Those making it to the NHL currently include Matt Bartkowski, Vince Trocheck, and John Gibson, with Logan Cooley expected to join that list in the near future.