I left a BB rink before last year for a non BB, DVHL rink to save money. The distance added an extra half hour each way per practice and home games. I put 2 more tanks of gas in my vehicle a month costing roughly $100 extra a month = roughly $700. So I ended up saving nothing, even lost money and the kid played less games than if we would have stayed where we were. Going back to the old rink this year.
The following is from another topic, fits this one too.
"Look into what you get for the money. Does it include tournaments? I think all BB rinks include 2 tournaments and Team Philly includes tournament fees as well. Delco includes play in the EJ or tournaments, to do both cost extra. You'd have to play in the DVHL and EJ to equal or come close to the amount of games you'd play in the AHF. They extra fees that the Philly area BB teams have maybe a wash in the end.
If you look around a non BB non Philly club in the AHF is charging 1900-2900 from 8u-18u and includes no tournaments. So add roughly $300 to do 3 tournaments and your up there with BB/Philly clubs. On the other side I saw a non Philly DVHL team advertise no team costing more than 1900, that is just to play in the DVHL. We will add $300 for 3 tournaments and from I heard about $450 for EJ play totaling at $2650. The differences in cost isn't there when you add the extra cost in gas to drive farther to save a couple hundred dollars, again a wash."
Wish I thought more before making my decision last year.