INTRO TO HOCKEY
This program will combine an introduction to skating and hockey geared to children ages 4 and up. Children will learn to skate while holding a stick in their hands. Passing, puck handling and basic shooting will be covered as well. Emphasis will be placed on personal skill development within a fun-filled environment. Full hockey equipment is required. For those that prefer not to purchase pads, a limited amount of equipment is available for use during the season. Intro to Hockey is offered at 2 convenient locations as outlined below.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Children ages 4 and up with little or no skating or hockey experience.
WHAT MAKES INTRO TO HOCKEY DIFFERENT THAN LEARN TO SKATE?
INTRO TO HOCKEY will teach skating while learning basic hockey skills. Passing, puck handling and basic shooting are covered while learning how to skate. In addition, INTRO TO HOCKEY is played in full hockey equipment. LEARN TO SKATE will team the basics of skating without the introduction of any hockey skills. For LEARN TO SKATE, children must wear hockey helmets but no other equipment is required, although winter gloves are highly recommended! Are you new to the sport of ice hockey? Take a look at our youth hockey information page for information about equipment and getting children dressed to play!
SCHEDULES AND LOCATIONS
INTRO TO HOCKEY is offered at 2 different locations as follows:
Canterbury School in New Milford
Two hours per week
Canterbury Schedule: Saturdays 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and Sundays 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
FULL SEASON at Canterbury
October 13, 2019 to January 26, 2020 (16 weeks)
SHORTENED SEASON at Canterbury
November 16, 2019 to January 26, 2020 (11 weeks)
Gunnery School in Washington
One hour per week
Gunnery Schedule: Sundays 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 17, 2019 to March 1, 2020
The cost for INTRO TO HOCKEY is listed above. In addition, registration with USA Hockey is required for insurance purposes. The cost to register with USA Hockey is currently $47.50 and that fee is paid directly to USA Hockey. You must FIRST register with USA Hockey before registering online for INTRO TO HOCKEY. Note: USA Hockey does not charge a fee for players born 2013 or later, but registration is still required.