The parking garage of the Therme Erding is now an ice hockey rink for children


Erding – Before Corona there were up to 1200 cars for paddling and sauna guests at Therme Erding. Now 110 kids are playing ice hockey on four floors.

A multi-storey car park becomes an ice hockey rink: The idea came from Tina Stiebritz (33), an employee of the thermal baths and on the board of the Erding Gladiators: “Every day I see the huge, empty multi-storey car park in front of my nose and a bored little ice hockey player’s son sitting on the sofa . My boss was immediately enthusiastic. “

The makers (from left): Franz Bittel (38) Board Member Erding Gladiators, Tina Stiebritz (33) Therme Erding, Astrid Stetter (54) Head of Youth Gladiators, Marcus Maier (45) Management of the Therme

Photo: Theo Klein

Within two days, the public order office and district office were called – then the puck could roll!

But without a sophisticated hygiene concept, there is no training: The ground floor is used as an arrival and pick-up area. From there, the children go to their respective floor in fixed groups.

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The kids train three times a week

Photo: Theo Klein

Franz Bittel (38), trainer and board member of the club: “After a break of more than half a year, we mainly train the children’s athletics, speed and the feeling of the ball and stick. Circuit training. Three times a week!”

One of the ice hockey kids is Lorenz (12): “In the last few months I have practiced a lot with my dad on the street. But here in the parking garage, the surface is much better. Every now and then I shoot pucks out of the parking garage – but it’s still fun! ”

With an incidence of less than 100, 110 children train in the car park (from seven to 15 years of age), with an incidence of over 100 only the club’s U-16 players.

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