Hockey 101- Youth Ages 4 to 8 at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex
Ages4-5 years 6-8 years
This program is designed with an emphasis on having fun, creating the positive atmosphere crucial for children to achieve the comfort levels needed to learn.
The goal of Hockey 101 is to introduce participants to the game of ice hockey. Participants will gear up in full equipment for the first time, taking the ice as a real hockey player. The program focuses solely on the phase one hockey skills - skating technique, early stick handling, and shooting technique. This intro to the game of hockey will allow participants an opportunity to test the waters and see if the game is one they like. It also acts as a bridge program from Skating 101 to the Initiation Program, which is the first formal hockey program which takes place in a team setting with more of a team feel.
Full equipment is required for this program (helmet with face guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin pads, hockey pants, skates, jersey, socks, gloves and stick). Complimentary loaner kits are made available to participants that do not own their own equipment. Kits are limited and awarded on a first come, first serve basis (first to register and indicate that loaner kit is desired will be awarded loaner kits).