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BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS
  • Monday – Friday,
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SUMMER FRONT DESK HOURS
  • Monday – Friday,
    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (June – August &
    during public skating sessions)
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Learn To Play Hockey
Spring & Summer 2014

learn to play hockey

Spring Series begin on April 5, 2014 & Summer Series Begins June 19, 2014

Learn to Play Hockey is designed to teach and strengthen basic skating and hockey skills. The classes prepare players for in-house or travel league play. Qualified instructors guarantee adequate attention to all players because of small teacher to student ratios.

Hockey 1 is for the beginning player with very basic skating skills. The focus of the course will be on proper skating as well as an introduction to stick handling. Players with no ice skating experience are encouraged to start in the Learn to Skate program prior to this class, participants need to be able to have basic skating skills to enroll in Hockey 1. All skaters who have never participated in a Learn to Play hockey session at UD should begin with Hockey I and if necessary, can be moved up after the first week with the coach’s recommendation.

Hockey 2 is for players who have completed Hockey 1 or possess a similar skill level. This session will focus on strengthening existing skating and puck control skills as well as developing shooting skills needed to begin game play. Players, age 8 or younger, who have enough skill and comfort with the game, are welcome to join the Cross-Ice Hockey League.

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Hockey 3 players have completed Hockey 2 or have considerable background in the game of hockey. Skills are further developed in preperation for introduction to game situations and In-House Hockey.

A Learn to Play Hockey student who has passed all three levels will be skilled at forward skating and crossovers, backward skating and crossovers, hockey stops, passing and puck recieving skills, shooting skills (forehand & backhand) and Introductory game skills.

Skates, helmets with cages, hockey gloves and hockey sticks are required for all classes. Shin guards, kneepads and elbow pads are highly recommended because of some drills performed. The Ice Arenas provides ALL equipment if needed, including stick, gloves, helmet and skates. We also have a limted number of hockey rental equipment bags which can be reserved the first day of class. Please call ahead with your skate sizes to ensure they are sharpened and ready on your first day.

Remaining Winter Dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29

Dates Time/Rink Fee*

Spring 2014

April 5, 12, 26

May 3, 10, 17

No Class April 19

Classes at held in the Gold Ice Arena from 10:20am-11:05am on Saturday mornings.

 

$105 first player


$100 each additional family member

 

Summer 2014

June 19, 26

July 10, 17, 24, 31

 

Classes at held in the Gold Ice Arena from 6:00pm-6:45pm on Thursday Evenings.

 

$105 first player


$100 each additional family member


*Fee includes skates, helmet, stick and gloves if necessary.

Cost is $105 per player, $100 for each additional child. If you register for Spring and Summer series at the same time, cost is $190, $180 for each additional child. To receive discount must register by April 11, 2014. Click Here to register on line

Preparing for the First Day (please arrive by 9:45am on the first day of class for the 10:20am class and by 5:30pm for the 6:00pm class)

  • If you need to rent skates, call prior to the first day and leave a message at (302) 831-6038 or e-mail kaden@udel.edu with your requested size(s).
  • If you would like to borrow a full set of equipment for the season, please call ahead at (302) 831-6038 or e-mail kaden@udel.edu. We will have a specific date to fit equipment for any players that would like to borrow equipment. You must attend one of these dates to receive the equipment.
  • We will provide you with a jersey the first day of class.
  • Players will receive certificate and participation medal upon completion of class.
  • Call (302) 831-6038 or e-mail kaden@udel.edu with any questions you have about the program.

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