Learn to Play Hockey classes provide children the opportunity to learn the basics of skating and hockey from USA Hockey-trained instructors in a fun-to-learn, relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. No skating or hockey experience is required.
Each class includes skating and stick instruction and a short hockey game. Upon completion of the classes, players are ready to join the Lewis-Clark Amateur Hockey Association Lightning and enjoy playing with children of similar age and ability.
Learn to Play Hockey Skills Progression
The structured lesson plan provides a strong foundation of skating know-how and confidence building. Skills include stance, walking, t-push, two-foot glide, scooting, O's, preparing for snowplow stop, backwards stance and walking.
From this solid base, the fundamental skills of skating, stick handling, passing and shooting are taught. Finally we introduce skills such as v-start, stationary and moving stick handling, open ice carry, forehand and backhand passing and receiving, turning, use of feet to control puck and stopping with the puck.
Registration at the LC Ice Arena
All registration can be done in person at the ice rink.
FREE, $35 for gear rental
Gear is provided by the ice rink and includes a helmet with facemask, hockey skates, hockey elbow pads, hockey shin guards, hockey gloves, shoulder pads and a hockey stick. All skaters will receive an USA Hockey jersey for the first session in which they enroll. Rental skates and equipment are available at no charge and is left at the rink after each lesson.
Dates: Sunday morning sessions - starting October 11, 2020. Dates and times are subject to change with ice time availability. Participants will be notified of any ice time changes.