Learn to Skate, Learn to Play for FREE Program- Information & Sign-Up

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Now’s the time for your student to learn a life-long, healthy hobby!

The Academy Hockey Club is proud to announce our inaugural Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey for FREE program.  Basic equipment is provided.  All you need is some patience, effort, and a positive attitude.  Our USA Figure Skating and USA Hockey certified instructors will give you the basics during this 6 week session.

Space is limited.   Sign up below!

Program Details

  • Elementary and Middle School-aged youth
  • 6 weeks focused on the basics of skating, passing, puck handling, and shooting
  • Saturdays ~at 10am,  from September 18, 2021 through October 23, 2021
  • Facilities: Outside sessions at Dry Creek at Beavercreek High School, and ice sessions at South Metro Sports in Centerville

Our Lead Instructors
Katie Heine.  Katie is a professional figure skating coach and a US Figure Skating double gold medalist in Moves in the Field and Ice Dance and holds a PSA level 4 Hockey Certification. Katie has more than a decade of experience teaching figure skaters and hockey players – from basic to advanced.

Pete Sandness.  Coach Sandness played NCAA Division I college hockey at the United States Air Force Academy after graduating from Eden Prairie HS in MN in 1993.  Coach Sandess has experience coaching and instructing at both the High School and youth levels of hockey.

Program Cost
Due to the generous sponsors, donors and the recent NHL Stick Tap for Service award, Academy Hockey is able to offer this program for FREE at absolutely no charge.

Where Can You Go From This Learn To Skate Program?
Academy Hockey’s FREE program is designed to equip new players with basic skills.   Graduates continue their development by joining local clubs (e.g., Figure Skating Club, Hockey Club, or your high school team.

Want More Information on Youth Hockey in general?
Visit USA Hockey’s Come Play Youth Hockey website.


Please fill out the form below so we can arrange all the equipment for your student, we will contact you with all details as we get closer to the program start date.