BG Hockey School

BG Hockey School offers programming year-round through the Ice Arena.  Classes and clinics are designed to aid in strengthening skaters at varying skill levels from beginner hockey through Bantam. For skaters in need of basic skating skills and instruction, 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.

The Bowling Green Youth Hockey Association is the local hockey organization offering teams from the IP (Instructional Program) age and skill level up through Bantam age and skill levels.  The organization offers House, Travel and All-Star teams.  The House season often runs October into February, while the Travel and All-Star seasons can start earlier and run later depending on the team and season.

New for the 2019-2020 season!

In an effort to encourage early registrations there will be two Registration Fees for all classes.

  • An Early Registration Fee - All Registration Fees will stay the same amount as the prior season when completed before the first day of a class.
  • Day Of or After Registration Fee - Any registrations completed the first day of a class or after will be increased by $10.00.

Early registration is extremely beneficial to allow the skaters and coaches the best opportunity to maximize their lesson time.

Hockey School Information

BG Hockey School at the Slater Family Ice Arena includes programming to help all levels of skaters who wish to further their hockey skating skills.  Junior Falcons is offered to beginner level skaters who would like to get into the world of hockey but have little to no prior experience.  Additional classes such as Intermediate and Advanced Skill Development, Power Skating, and seasonal clinics are for more advanced players.

All participants must have current USA Hockey membership to participate in programming.

2019 Fall Classes

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For skaters interested in entering hockey AND for those who would like to improve upon their hockey skating skills; including IP level Youth Hockey and above. Curriculum focused on teaching and improving skating skills specific to hockey through proper technique; such as speed and power development, edge quality, and agility.  Skills will be broken down and reviewed then put into action through drills.

Skill Level:
  • IP through Mite  
     Minimum Requirements
  • Currently participating in IP or higher OR,
  • Passed Snowplow Sam 3 or Basic 1
  • 3 years old
Additional Details:
  • Must wear full equipment including a hockey helmet with full cage.  Not provided.
  • Skaters must have current USA Hockey Membership or Learn to Skate USA Membership

This class is designed for novice level skaters looking to improve on skating and stick handling. Participants for this class will be newer to hockey or looking for more practice on basic skills. 
Class focused on puck handling and puck movement through rotating basic to advanced drills designed to develop the players' overall skill and ability.  Skating skills, speed, and power development will also be included.

Skill Level:
  • Mini-Mite & Mite
  • Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam 
     Minimum Requirements
  • Played one year at the house level for a youth hockey association at one of the above levels.
Additional Details:
  • Must wear full equipment including a hockey helmet with full cage.  Not provided.
  • Register for the 2019-2020 season age group
  • Coaches may move participants between classes as needed.
  • Skaters must have current USA Hockey Membership

This class is intended for All Star and Travel level skaters or those looking to work on advanced skills at a faster pace. Players should already have strong skating skills, prior to enrolling in class.  Class focused on puck handling and puck movement through rotating basic to advanced drills designed to develop the players' overall skill and ability.  Skating skills, speed, and power development will also be included.

Skill Level:
  • Mini-Mite & Mite
  • Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam 
     Minimum Requirements
  • Played one year at the All Star or Travel level for a youth hockey association at one of the above levels.
  • Planning to try out for an All Star or Travel team for the upcoming season.
Additional Details:
  • Must wear full equipment including a hockey helmet with full cage.  Not provided.
  • Register for the 2019-2020 season age group
  • Coaches may move participants between classes as needed.
  • Skaters must have current USA Hockey Membership