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 


WINTER SESSION: January 7 - March 9, 2019 : Cost $162
SPRING SESSION: March 11 - May 11, 2019 : Cost $144

SUMMER SESSION 2019:  TBA

FALL 1 SESSION 2019: TBA
FALL 2 SESSION 2019:  TBA

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: TBA

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.

Practice Ice Time: practice dates and times are listed on practice ice card. This is only for the registered skaters Hockey Snowplow Sam through Hockey 4 to participate in a controlled practice ice time. There are no make-ups or fee adjustments for missed practice ice. It is purely to strengthen skating skills. Practice time does not include Minor Hawk Skills skaters

NOTE: No sessions on the following dates:  3/25 - 3/30, 2019

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.