Free Intro to Skating/Hockey

WE FOCUS ON DEVELOPING THE INTRODUCTORY SKILLS TO EXCITE THE YOUTH OF OUR COMMUNITY TOWARD AN ATHLETIC CAREER, ON THE ICE!

FAMILIARIZATION:

If you are interested in a brief introduction to hockey or skating with minimal commitment, we recommend registering for a “Try Hockey for Free” or “Try Skating for Free” event offered at any of the local programs below.

 

 

 

Kettering Synchronized Skating Team

 

INTRODUCTION:

If you are interested in learning more of the skills and techniques of skating/hockey or enjoyed the “Try Hockey for Free” or “Try Skating for Free” event and wish to learn more, we recommend our free Academy Hockey Program below.

The Academy Program offers:

  • 5 weeks free lessons for Elementary and Middle School-aged youth
  • Learn to Skate then Learn to Play, based on Learn to Skate USA & USA Hockey Learn to Play curriculum
  • Continued development through local clubs
  • Initial basics of skating, then advancement into passing, puck handling, and shooting
  • 1-2 session offerings per calendar year, depending on community interest

 

Upcoming Session(s):

  • 2021 Clinic – Saturdays, October 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 9:00am (GROUP A) and 10:00am (GROUP B) for ages 5 – 16. REGISTRATION IS FULL. Please register here to be notified of an upcoming clinic offering.
  • 2021 Middle School Clinic – Sundays, October 17 and 24 at 10:00am. Please register here.

 

2021 Clinic Information:

  • Will occur on Saturdays in October; 2, 9, 16, 23. There will be GROUP A (9:00am) and GROUP B (10:00am), registrants will be separated based on equipment availability and player age.
  • First session on 10/2 will be skating only. Skaters progress to hockey skills when they can stop on the ice.

 

What to Expect / What to Bring:

Skate rental is available at no charge. We will have older players to help tie skates and be on the ice with the kids. We encourage those players who have access to full equipment to bring it with them. A limited supply of equipment is available, but please bring:

  • Loose fitting sweat pants or snow pants
  • Loose fitting sweat shirt, hoodie, or hockey jersey
  • Helmet (hockey helmet or bike helmet are okay)
  • Gloves/mittens (any kind)

No prior skating experience is necessary!  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 5 week session.