HOCKEY SKATING

The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of the levels. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.

Necessary equipment:
• Hockey skates (available for rent)
• HECC Approved Hockey Helmet strongly recommended or bike helmet

HOCKEY 1 
A.  Falling and recovery to a balanced, standing position
B.  Proper basic hockey stance (Forward and Backward)
C.  March Forward across the ice, 8-10 steps
D. Two-foot glides and dips from forward marching across the ice
E.  Forward swizzles / double c-cuts (4 to 6 in a row)
F.  T-Push to a two-foot glide (hold 2-4 seconds) on a straight line, alternating feet
G. Snowplow Stop, stationary

Bonus Skill: Front to Back and Back to Front turns (Stationary)

HOCKEY 2
A.  Forward strides using 45 degree V-Push, focus on good recovery and alternating arm drive
B.  Forward one-foot push and glide (right and left)
C.  Forward C-Cuts: single leg (right and left) and alternating feet (right and left) in a straight line
D.  Backward hustle or march, then glide on two feet
E.  Backward swizzles / double c-cuts (4 to 6 in a row)
F.   Backward C-Cuts, single leg (right and left) and alternating feet (right and left) in a straight line
G.  Two-foot moving Snowplow stop

Bonus Skills:  Scooting or Skateboard push, on circle (Right & Left)


HOCKEY 3
A. Lateral crossover march (both directions)
B. Forward C-Cuts (1/2 swizzle pumps) on a circle, both directions
C. Forward outside edges on half circles (large C’s), alternating feet on the short or long axis of the rink
D. Forward inside edges on half circles (large C’s), alternating feet on the short or long axis of the rink
E. Backward C-Cuts (1/2 swizzle pumps) on a circle, both directions
F.  Backward snowplow stops: One foot and two feet V-stop
G. One-foot moving snowplow stop (Right and Left), introduce 1/4 turn with hips to hockey stop

Bonus Skill: Forward stops and starts

HOCKEY 4
A. Quick starts using forward V-Start
B. Backward one-foot glide, right and left
C. Forward Crossover glides (clockwise and counter-clockwise). Hold feet in crossed position for 2 counts
D. Backward Crossover glides (clockwise and counter-clockwise). Hold feet in crossed positIon for 2 counts
E. Forward Crossovers on circle, clockwise and counterclockwise (4-6 each)
F.  Backward crossovers on circle, clockwise and counterclockwise (4-6 each)
G. Hockey Stops (stopping to the left and to the right, with speed)

Bonus Skill: Forward to backward Mohawk pivots (both directions,
right and left) from powerful, full strides

GROUP SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

HOCKEY 1, 2, 3, 4 


SUMMER SESSION 2019:  June 3 - August 7, 2019 : Cost $162 (see days & times below)

FALL 1 SESSION 2019: August 12 - October 6   NO classes 8/31, 9/1 & 9/2     7 & 8 week sessions
FALL 2 SESSION 2019:  October 7 - December 22   NO classes 11/2, 11/3, 11/25-12/1     9 & 10 week sessions
WINTER SESSION 2020:  January - January 6 - March 8     9 week session
SPRING SESSION 2020:  March 30 - May 21  No classes 4/12     8 week session  

FALL 1 through SPRING session class times:

Monday
10:00 am - 10:45 am  |  1:30 pm - 2:15 pm  |  5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday
10:00 am - 10:45 am  |  1:30 pm - 2:15 pm  |  5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Saturday
10:25 am - 11:10 am


SUMMER SESSION 2019: June 3 - August 7, NO classes July 1 - 3

Monday
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Wednesday
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

All class levels share the same sheet of ice but are taught in groups separately.

NOTE: No sessions on the following dates:  8/31, 9/1, 9/2, 11/2, 11/3, 11/25-12/1

A VIP Public Skate Pass will be given to skaters enrolled in group lessons to practice at public skate for FREE, up to 1 public skate for every week that there are class lessons.  Example:  8-week session = 8 public skates.  This is a great setting for your child to practice their ice skating lessons.  Public Skate hours are posted at crystalicehouse.com.  Skate rental is not included, card will not be replaced if lost or stolen, may only be used by skater enrolled in group lessons.

ONLINE REGISTRATION



The Crystal Ice House offers ‘real time’ on-line secure program registration using a credit card or e-check. Click the Register Now button below or anywhere in the program information. On-line registration is available 24/7. Remember to print out confirmation page that is emailed after registration complete to bring to first day of class.