PROGRAM AGES: Ages 4 to 8 PROGRAM FREQUENCY: Each session meets once per week for 8 weeks. 6 sessions offered in total over the course of the full year. 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).
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, or who wish to try the sport before purchasing their own. Each participant is required to utilize their own helmet for this program (loaner kits will not include a helmet). 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).
OFFICIAL HOCKEY RETAIL PARTNER
Any participants that are looking to purchase hockey equipment are urged to visit the Official Hockey Retail Partner of Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex - Pure Hockey. They offer the widest selection of hockey equipment in the Greater Rochester area, and provide expert service and fitting by the best professionals in the business. Visit Pure Hockey at their local retail store (1000 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY 14623) and mention that you are participating in this program.
WEDNESDAY CLASS 6:10pm to 7:00pm 1/4/2023 - 2/22/2023
SATURDAY CLASS 9:10am to 10:00am 1/7/2023 - 2/25/2023
MONDAY CLASS 6:10pm to 7:00pm 3/6/2023 - 4/24/2023
SATURDAY CLASS 9:10am to 10:10am 3/4/2023 - 4/22/2023
MONDAY CLASS 6:10pm to 7:00pm 5/1/2023 - 6/26/2023 *NO CLASS 5/29/2023
SATURDAY CLASS 9:10am to 10:00am 5/6/2023 - 6/24/2023
MONDAY CLASS 6:10pm to 7:00pm 7/10/2023 - 8/28/2023
WEDNESDAY CLASS 5:50pm to 6:50pm 7/5/2023 - 8/23/2023