Drop-In Sessions

The Slater Family Ice Arena offers Drop-In Sessions for figure skaters and hockey players with, at minimum, an introductory level of skill previously achieved. There is no pre-registration for Drop-In Sessions; however, each person skating is required to sign in and pay at the Newlove Pro Shop prior to getting on the ice for each session skated.

These sessions are designed for practice for anyone from the advanced beginning levels through the advanced competitive levels. Many skaters receive private lessons during these sessions, however lessons are not required in order to skate the sessions.  It is recommended that skaters be working on at least Basic 4 to skate on a session unsupervised by a coach in a private lesson.  The size limit for all sessions is 25 skaters.

All are offered on a walk-on (first come, first served) basis. To skate, simply sign in and pay at the Newlove Pro Shop immediately prior to the start of a given session.

  • Cost
    50 minute sessions:  $10       
    80 minute sessions:  $15
    Ice Card Figure Skating Pass: $100 (includes 11 Figure Skating sessions that can be used for 50-minute or 80-minute sessions)
  • Figure Skating: A general session on which freestyle, dance or moves in the field are permitted.
  • Free Skate: Jumps, spins and stroking.
  • Dance: Specific steps and timing to music.
  • Moves in the Field: Patterned stroking, edges and turns.

Family Stick and Puck:
For parents and children 12 years and under. This recreational, non-competitive, fun hockey session is ideal for parents and youth who want to enjoy the sport of hockey. The level of play on the ice must be safe for all abilities of children including beginners and the puck must stay on the ice at all times. Participants provide sticks, the Slater Family Ice Arena provides pucks. Children must be supervised by an on-ice parent/adult at all times, and wear full hockey equipment. Parent/adult must wear helmet with full facemask, but full hockey equipment is recommended. Older siblings under the age of 18 cannot act as a substitute for parental supervision.
Cost: $5 per person

Stick and Puck:
For skaters and goalies 13 years and older. Ages 13 and under must be accompanied by a professional coach in an individual private lesson or a parent. This recreational, non-competitive, fun hockey session is ideal for individuals who would like to work on their skills in a non-game setting. This session is not for team practice. The level of play on the ice must be safe for all abilities of participants, including beginners. The puck must stay on the ice at all times. Participants provide sticks; the Slater Family Ice Arena provides pucks. Full equipment, including helmet with full facemask, is required.
Cost: $5 per person (skater and coach)

Shinny Hockey:
Shinny Hockey sessions are the Ice Arena's drop-in hockey times for pick-up, recreational games. The length, time and size of sessions vary throughout the season. Call the Newlove Pro Shop at 419-372-2264 or check the Ice Schedules for details. Full equipment, including helmet with full facemask, is required.
Junior Shinny:
Junior high school ages and below
Senior Shinny:
High school JV players and above
Cost:
$10 per player, goalies play free (up to 4 per session)