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Learn to Play Hockey

Expanded Learn to Play Hockey Classes

We are pleased to account that starting January 2016 we will be expanding our Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey Classes to an Eight Week Program. We also plan on transitioning into our new facility some time in late January or early February, so please keep an eye out for more information on that. Once we are in the new facility we will have more options on days and times of classes and be able to have smaller classes, which will give us the ability to focus more on each individual skater.  

Also, starting January 2016 our class will now be 8 weeks long, instead of 6 weeks. Hockey classes will also run for a full hour (exception - Tuesdays will still be 30minutes).


Learn to Play Hockey Program Information

 

Instruction/Practice:

All classes are 60 minutes long with an exception on Tuesday Mornings (30 minutes), with a 30 minute practice time on a public session either before or after class depending on the class the skater is enrolled in. This is for Learn to Skate participants only, Parents and/or siblings may pay a fee to skate with the participant during this practice time.

 

 

Class Advancement:

It is not unusual for skaters to repeat a class two or more times. Skaters are allowed to develop at their own pace. Skills taught build upon each other, and to move a skater up before they master a skill only makes skating more difficult. Skaters will be evaluated each session (First day and Last day) to determine progress. See class curriculums below.

 

Fees:

  • Class Fee $120.00 (Learn to Skate) $150.00 (Learn to Play Hockey)

  • Price includes a one hour lesson, half hour practice on a public session and skate rental fee.

  • There is an additional $12.00 annual fee (charged annually) which provides registration with United States Figure Skating and a supplemental insurance policy. Also, includes a Basic Skills Program Record Book and bi-monthly subscription to Ice Skating Magazine. For more information visit www.usfsa.org.

 

 

Learn to Play Hockey Requirements:

Learn to Play Hockey classes run simultaneous to our Learn to Skate classes. Skaters must have passed wither Basic 1 & 2 or Snowplow 1 & 2 to be eligible to join Learn to Play. Full gear is not required, but knee and elbow pads are HIGHLY recommended! Helmets of any type (bike, hockey, ski, etc…) are required. Also, we will provide the skater with a BHC jersey.

 

 

 

Make-Up Classes:

Due to the size of the program, we are unable to guarantee make-up classes. There may be an opportunity to schedule a make-up class on another day that there are lessons. This will need to be handled on an individual basis. Only one make-up class per session with be allowed and has to be made-up in the same session, not in a future session.

To schedule a make-up a class, please email Leslye Burch at leslyeburch@gmail.com at least 3 days before the optimal make-up day.


Saturday Rec/Practice Times:

1/23/16 - 1:05-1:40pm

1/30/16 - 1:05-1:50pm

2/6/16 - 1:05-2:10pm

No Class 2/13

2/20/16 - No Rec Skate

2/27/16 - 1:05-1:50pm

3/5/16 - 1:05-3:00pm

3/12/16 - 1:50-3:00pm

3/19/16 - 1:05-3:00pm


Winter II Session (NEW - STARTING 8 WEEK SESSIONS)

Saturdays - January 23 - March 19, 2016 @12:00-1:00pm

NO CLASS FEBRUARY 13, 2016

 

Friday - January 22 - March 18, 2016 @ 3:00-4:00pm

NO CLASS FEBRUARY 26, 2016

 

Tuesdays - January 19 - March 8, 2016 @ 10:00-10:30am 


Skills Learned at Each Level:

Hockey 1 (Ages 10 and Under): Sit & Stand with skates on: Proper stance march in place, march forward, 2-foot glide, dip in place, scooter pushes, forward swizzles, snowplow stop, back skating

 

Hockey 2 (Ages 10and Under): Backward stance, skating forward using full strides, backward hustle, backward swizzles, glide turns, moving snowplow stops.

 

Hockey 3 (Ages 10 and Under): Fwd C-cuts, hockey turns, forward slalom, forward stop and starts, backward V-stop, lateral marching crossovers

 

Hockey 4 (Ages 10 and Under): Forward one-foot pushes, forward crossover glides, forward crossovers, alternating backward C-cuts, backward one-foot glide, mohawks, hockey stops

 

- To move up to the next level, the student must be tested and have passed the previous level by their instructor.