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Learn to Play Hockey

The Learn to Play 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. All elements will be taught without a puck. 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.

Come learn to play hockey with us: Saturdays 10:00-10:45am

Helmets are mandatory. (PBIW does not supply helmets)

Learn to Play Hockey – Curriculum

Hockey 1

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

Hockey 2

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

Hockey 3

  • Lateral crossover march (both directions)
  • Forward C-cuts (1/2 swizzle pumps) on a circle, both directions
  • Forward outside edges on half circles (large C’s), alternating feet on the short or long axis of the rink
  • Forward inside edges on half circles (large C’s), alternating feet on the short or long axis of the rink
  • Backward C-Cuts (1/2 swizzle pumps) on a circle, both feet
  • Backward snowplow stops: One foot and two feet V-stop
  • One-foot moving snowplow stop (Right and Left), introduce ¼ turn with hips to hockey stop

Hockey 4

  • Quick starts using forward V-start
  • Backward one-foot glide, right and left
  • Forward Crossover glides (clockwise and counter-clockwise). Hold feet in crossed position for 2 counts
  • Backward Crossover glides (clockwise and counter-clockwise. Hold feet in crossed position for 2 counts
  • Forward Crossovers on circle, clockwise and counter-clockwise (4-6 each)
  • Backward crossovers on circle, clockwise and counter-clockwise (4-6 each)
  • Hockey Stops (stopping to the left and to the right, with speed)

20 August

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM:
Stick n Puck
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM:
Stick N Puck
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM:
Shawn Ray-Private Hockey Rental
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM:
Private Ice Rental
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM:
Public Skate (Open to Families)
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM:
Shawn Ray-Hockey Private Rental
6:00 PM - 7:10 PM:
Adult 040 (Labatt LR2 vs Torgon LR4)
7:25 PM - 8:35 PM:
Adult 040 (PBA LR1 vs Tito's LR3)