WHAT IS THE MEANING OF OUR LOGO?
Columbus Ice Hockey Club has been in existence for 23 years. With every year, we continue to evolve as an organization and continue to take root in our community. As a result of this evolution, we have decided it was necessary to rebrand the organization to symbolize taking the next step for our members and partners. Working closely with a national design agency, this new logo recognizes the contributions of the entire CIHC family to our continued growth as an organization. This logo, from the colors to the symbols, were well thought out. It honors past players, coaches, partners, volunteers, and families and recognizes their significance to our history, as well as our future. The new logo reflects our commitment to build a lasting connection with our community and ensuring that hockey continues to remain for everyone. Below, is a meaning of the symbols, the colors, and the font.
Eagle – The eagle represents promise, hope, and focus. As an organization we live our mission of using hockey and our core values as a vehicle for success in all aspects of our member’s lives. Our focus will remain on the constantly evolving needs of our members.
Fedora 22 – This represents our connection to NHL Hall of Famer and club supporter – Willie O’Ree and his principles of hard work and determination. Willie is more than the first African-Canadian hockey player he is the director of the NHL Hockey Is for Everyone Initiative upon which we are an active participant. This is a constant reminder for those who participate in the club of the continued importance of Mr. O’Ree to our program and the sport of hockey.
Circle - The circle symbolizes our integration with our critical partners (City of Columbus Recreation and Parks, USA Hockey, Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Blue Jacket Foundation, National Hockey League, local youth hockey organizations, etc.) and how these partnerships are critical to allowing CIHC to continue to provide holistic offerings to our members that improve their lives.
Hockey Sticks – The hockey sticks represent the primary sport we play as a club.
Player Black and DIN Bold - The Pantone typeface is a bold, contemporary typeface that evokes CIHC’s forward-thinking approach to diversity, inclusion, and truly making ‘Hockey for Everyone’ and continuing to provide opportunities to the youth of Central Ohio across a variety of areas.
Dark Blue - Dark Blue represents confidence and unity. CIHC prides itself on delivering an experience where our participants develop the confidence to continue to step outside of their comfort zones. We view hockey as a unifying force which has allowed us to partner with the National Hockey League (NHL), City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Dept., Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbus Blue Jacket Foundation, USA Hockey and local hockey organizations and teams to open doors for CIHC members to incredible opportunities.
Red – Red represents leadership. CIHC prides itself on helping to develop future leaders of tomorrow by adhering to our core values and practicing them both on and off the ice.
Gray – Gray represents maturity. As our participants stay with the club they will grow through the lessons that hockey teaches about teamwork, hard work, and striving for excellence.
Orange – Orange represents encouragement. CIHC is an environment where participants are encouraged to do their best.
Gold – Gold represents tradition. CIHC will ensure our participants continue to have respect for each other and the traditions of the club and the game of hockey.
Rich Black – Rich Black represents strength. As a program we are a strong and stable organization that has been in existence since 1999. Over those 20 years we have provided an opportunity for over 50k kids to participate in our various programs.
White – White represents humility and safety. As a program, CIHC strives to ensure a safe and welcoming learning environment. Additionally, we will be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
Go Ice Eagles!