Why Park City?

Wether your looking for a springboard to pro hockey, or an unbelievable spot to continue playing competitive hockey, Park City is your ideal destination.

Park City Ice Arena
Opened in February, 2006, the Park City Ice Arena is a state-of-the art, single ice sheet facility with seating for up to 800 fans. The building is home to not only Pioneer and youth hockey and high school games, but also hosts the annual Luc Robaitaille celebrity shootout during the Sundance Film Festival.
Community Involvement
The Pioneers are Park City's hockey team. There is no competition from a local college or professional team, and because of that our fan support is second-to-none. Park City residents will pack the stands on Friday and Saturday night games, and recognize our players around town. Our players get treated like professionals and many in the youth hockey community dream of wearing a Pioneers' jersey in the future.

The Pioneers are operated by The Pioneers Foundation, a 501( c ) non-profit corporation. Because of this, our community involvement is very important to the club, and we require each player to volunteer his free time for public appearances or fundraisers that benefit local charitable organizations.


The Mountain West Hockey League (MWHL) is a semi-pro hockey league consisting of Senior Elite clubs from across the western United States. The MWHL's mission is to provide adult hockey players with a safe, competitive environment for continuing their sporting ambitions at the highest level. 

MWHL games are full-checking contests designed to allow adult players to showcase their skills. The MWHL serves as a bridge for unsigned college and Junior hockey players to upper-level professional minor leagues such as the ECHL or CHL. MWHL players are USA Hockey registered amateur or re-instated professionals from North America and Europe. 

2010-11 saw 5 Park City alumni playing pro hockey in either The United States or Europe. Our management has excellent connections in the pro hockey world and we gladly assist our qualified players to reach the next level.

The Pioneer's Schedule consists of approximately 25 games between November-May. Games are scheduled with teams in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, California, Utah, and Washington. Accommodation is provided for all road trips and transportation will be arranged for several of the longer road trips during the season.


The Pioneers are fortunate to receive the best media coverage in the entire MWHL. Wether it be Park City TV showing weekly highlights or player interviews, or the weekly newspaper articles in the local Park Record, the Park City community is well informed of all the happenings throughout the hockey season and players are treated like true professionals by those who cover the team.
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