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.

COVID-19 policies supersede other specific facility or program policies.  Please visit the Slater Family Ice Arena Coronavirus page for specific details.

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.

2020 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
  • 5 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

For skaters looking to get back on the ice after a long break.  Skill levels will be broken down based on class enrollment.  On-ice curriculum includes, but not limited to, stick & puck handling, skating skills, and technique. 

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.
  • Skaters must have current USA Hockey Membership or Learn to Skate USA Membership

2021 Spring Classes - TBD

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This class is designed for all  skaters looking to improve on skating. Participants for this class will be broken down into smaller groups, based on ability. 
Class focused on the development of speed and power through refining skating skills and ability with emphasis placed on stroking, edges, agility, quickness, and change of direction.

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 2020-2021 season age group
  • Coaches may move participants between classes as needed.
  • Skaters must have current USA Hockey Membership

This class is intended for all levels of players, looking to improve their stick handling and overall skills with the puck. Participants for this class will be broken down into smaller groups, based on overall ability.

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 2020-2021 season age group
  • Coaches may move participants between classes as needed.
  • Skaters must have current USA Hockey Membership

This class is intended for all levels of players, looking to gain in-game experience, in a controlled setting. Participants for this class will be play against players that match their ability.

Class focused on providing a balance of game situations and instruction to develop the player's skills and ability.

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 2020-2021 season age group
  • Coaches may move participants between classes as needed.
  • Skaters must have current USA Hockey Membership