Hockey 101 Program Session #3
Hockey 101 is Step #1 of the Iceplex Learn to Play Hockey programs for children. Successful completion of the Skating 101 program is highly recommended, as participants should master the fundamental skills of ice skating in order to thrive in a hockey environment.
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. It meets once a week for a period of eight weeks (eight classes total per session).
The goal of Hockey 101 is to introduce participants ages 4 to 8 years of age 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 Pre-Mite program, which is the first formal hockey program which takes place in a team setting (with more of a team feel).
This program is offered at no cost to all first time participants. 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).