Ice Arena Youth Hockey

Ice Arena Youth Hockey Programs

Youth hockey programming offered through the Ice Arena is designed to aid in strengthening skaters at varying skill levels from beginner through Bantam.  All participants must already be able to skate at a basic level in order to participate and learn from the classes.  For skaters in need of basic instruction first, participating in the Learn to Skate program is recommended.  Skaters may come from a variety of local youth hockey programs. Program content is based on USA Hockey youth curriculum, Learn to Skate USA, and developed from participant feedback and consulting local organizations on the need of their members.

Online Registration  Registration Form

Learn to Play

For skaters interested in entering hockey or improving upon hockey skating skills. Curriculum focused on teaching and improving skating skills specific to hockey.  The majority of the class will be conducted without use of sticks or pucks. Skaters must be at least 4 years old and have passed either Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 1. No prior hockey experience is needed. Additional opportunities available based on interest and skill level. Hockey helmet and equipment required.

Hockey badges 1 - 4 and Power Skating will be offered to skaters of various skill levels.  Instructional groups will be broken down based on skill level and age.

SATURDAY mornings on the Multi-Purpose Ice
10:00am – 10:50am

Registration Fee: $99.00
10% Discount Fee: $89.00
Sign up for more than one class receive a 10% discount (such as a Learn to Skate)

Saturday Fall I

September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 17, 14

Saturday Fall II

October 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2

Saturday Winter I

January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10

Saturday Winter II

February 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24

Clinic Details

  • Clinics intended for players with birth years 2010 – 2003 (Mite – Bantam team levels)
  • Sign up for age group/level skating during the 2017-2018 season.
  • Prior skating experience is required.  Clinics focus on building upon skating and abilities already achieved.
  • New or beginner skaters should complete a Learn to Skate course(s) or Learn to Play Hockey course(s).
  • Full protective equipment (including helmet with facemask) is required.
  • All participants must have current USA Hockey membership for the 2017-2018 season.
  • Registrations accepted on first come, first serve basis until classes are full in order to keep an appropriate student/instructor ratio.
  • Registration prior to the first day of class is strongly recommended.
  • Parents are welcome and encouraged to watch, but please see that your presence is not distracting to your child’s participation or anyone else on the ice.
Sunday's: September 10 and September 17 | 1:00 - 1:50 P.M.
  • Split into two age groups (at minimum)
    • Mite & Squirt                  2010 – 2007
    • Pee Wee & Bantam       2006 – 2003
  • Small personalized clinic offering basic and advanced drills to develop the goalies overall skill ability.
  • Participants must have prior youth hockey goalie experience.
  • Two 50-minute clinics held on Multi-Purpose ice.
  • All age groups (2010 – 2003, Mite – Bantam team levels) during the same 50-minutes.
  • Goalies will be separated into small groups based on skill and age group.
  • Coaches with previous experience at the goalie position will be assigned to small groups to provide instruction.
  • Limited availability for each level. Registrations accepted on a first come, first serve basis until full. No additional spots will be added in order to keep a balanced player to coach ratio.

Registration Fee: $30.00

Body Contact

Sunday, September 24 | 1:00 - 1:50 P.M. - Mite & Squirt (2010 – 2007)
Sunday, October 1 | 1:00 - 1:50 P.M. - Pee Wee & Bantam (2006 – 2003)
  • Clinic focused on teaching the fundamentals of how to use one’s body to gain position and an advantage over opponents as well as giving and receiving checks for the appropriate age groups.
  • One 50-minute clinic offered per age grouping
  • Any further grouping will be based on a combination of size and skill level as determined by the instructors.
  • Limited availability for each level. Registrations accepted on a first come, first serve basis until full. No additional spots will be added in order to keep a balanced player to coach ratio.

Registration Fee: $15.00

 

Skills Development

Sunday, October 8 | 1:00 - 1:50 P.M. - Mite & Squirt (2010 – 2007)
Sunday, October 15 | 1:00 - 1:50 P.M. - Pee Wee & Bantam (2006 – 2003)
  • Clinic focused on puck handling, passing, and shooting through basic and advanced drills to develop the players overall skill ability.
  • Instruction comprised of a variation of rotating small groups, full class instruction, 3v3 play, and instructional games.Any further grouping will be based on a combination of size and skill level as determined by the instructors.
  • One 50-minute clinic offered per age grouping
  • Any further grouping will be based on a combination of size and skill level as determined by the instructors.
  • Limited availability for each level. Registrations accepted on a first come, first serve basis until full. No additional spots will be added in order to keep a balanced player to coach ratio.

Registration Fee: $15.00

Power Skating

Focuses on the development of speed and power through refining skating skills and ability with emphasis placed on stride, edges, agility, quickness, and change of direction.  Held on the Main Ice.

Monday evenings: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
  •  6:30pm – 7:20pm: IP, Mini-Mite, Mite
  • 7:30pm – 8:20pm: Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam

Registration Fee: $75.00
10% Discount Fee: $68.00
Sign up for more than one class receive a 10% discount

Skills Development

Classes will consists of rotating puck handling, puck movement, and contact drills in smaller groups through basic to advanced drills to develop overall skill ability.  Held on the Main Ice.

Thursday evenings: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
  • 6:30pm – 7:20pm: IP, Mini-Mite, Mite
  • 7:30pm – 8:20pm: Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam

Registration Fee: $75.00
10% Discount Fee: $68.00
Sign up for more than one class receive a 10% discount

Small Games

  • Small structure hockey games that provide a balance of game situations and instruction to develop player skills and ability.
  • Games held on the Multi-Purpose Ice.
  • 50-minute ice time.
  • Coaches/instructors will be assigned to each team both on the ice and on the bench to monitor games and provide instructional feedback.
  • Focus will be on in-game play with instructional review on the bench.
  • Limited availability for each level.  Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis until full.  No additional spots will be added in order to keep a balanced number of lines and playing time.

Registration Fee: $55.00
10% Discount Fee: $50.00
No charge for Goalie positions
Sign up for more than one class receive a 10% discount

Mini-Mite, Mite (2012-2009)

Tuesday’s – March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
6:00pm – 6:50pm

  • Participants must have prior youth hockey experience at the Mini-Mite or Mite or Squirt team levels for the 2017-2018 season
  • Max 24 participants, plus goalies
Squirt, Pee-Wee (2008-2005

Wednesday’s – March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
6:00pm – 6:50pm

  • Participants must have prior youth hockey experience at the Squirt or Pee Wee team levels for the 2017-2018 season
  • Max 18 participants, plus goalies

Program Details

Sign up for the skill and team level the skater is participating in for the 2017-2018 hockey season
  • All programs focus on building upon skating and hockey skills already achieved.  New or beginner hockey skaters should complete a Learn to Skate class(es) prior to enrolling in youth hockey classes, games, or clinics.
  • Skaters must have prior organized youth hockey experience to participate in classes, games, or clinics.
  • Full protective equipment, including helmet with full facemask, is required for all programs.
  • Enrollment in all programs is on a first come, first serve basis until full in order to maintain an optimal student-instructor ratio.
  • Registration prior to the first day of class is strongly recommended.
  • Parents are welcome and encouraged to watch, but please see that your presence is not distracting to your child’s participation or anyone else on the ice.
  • All participants must have current USA Hockey membership (2017-2018 season).

For more information contact:
Joe Bernyk, Ice Arena Hockey Coordinator
jbernyk@bgsu.edu
419-372-2164