Learn to Skate / Play Program
Learn to Skate / Play Hockey Program offers a fun way to learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the game of ice hockey. This program is a skills-based program designed for women who can "kind-of skate" (this doesn't mean you have to be an amazing skater!) We are looking for the woman that has never skated in a hockey environment, and who is interested in learning proper basic techniques with the goal of eventually feeling comfortable and successful in a recreational game environment.
NEWHL coach, Brian Fontas will teach the elements of skating form, including balance, the basic stance, stride, stopping and starting, turning methods, and later on, backwards skating. Puck-handling and puck control will then be introduced with stick-handling and passing exercises, both in motion and stationary. Specific learning activities will be appropriate to the skill level of the group. Towards the end of the season, intra-squad instructional scrimmages will provide participants with a controlled-game situation to develop the skills learned.
Discover the fun and excitement of a sport that will help you develop fitness, strength, balance, speed, and hand-eye coordination. You will soon find yourself playing the game and enjoying being part of a close-knit, safe, and supportive team environment. Coach Brian Fontas makes everything fun and everyone feel welcome.
Registration with USA Hockey is required to participate in any of our programs.
Equipment required: Hockey helmet with face guard, shin guards, hockey socks, elbow and shoulder pads, hockey gloves, hockey pants, hockey skates, stick, mouth guard and Big Water Bottle.
The basic skill leveling is shown below. If you go to the Apply page you will see all the options available for mixing and matching the skill level, schedule and budget, that works best for you. Go to the Apply page now and sign up!
Monday - Learn to Skate / Play Skills: 9:30am-11:00am
Tuesday - D/Rec Skills: 9:30am-11:00am
Wednesday - C/D - Skills: 9:40am-11:10am
Thursday - Stickhanding / Shooting Skills: 9:30am-11:00am
Friday - Games: 9:30-10:30am and 10:40-11:40am
All play is at Nashoba Valley Olympia
34 Massachusetts Ave., Route 111, Boxborough, MA 01719.
If you have questions, please email Kerri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I had a blast and Brian is so great with us, please tell him I hope my son grows up to be as patient and good natured as he is."
~ Learn to Play Player
"I just returned home after session # 3, tired and sweaty but loving every second of it. What a great group of woman. Everyone is kind, supportive and funny. Brian is simply wonderful."