Passport to Ice Hockey Basic Skills Course
Ice hockey is a game between two teams, each usually having six players, who wear skates and compete on an ice rink. The object is to propel a vulcanized rubber disk, the puck, past a goal line and into a net guarded by a goaltender, or goalie. With its speed and its frequent physical contact, ice hockey has become one of the most popular of international sports. The game is an Olympic sport, and worldwide there are more than a million registered players performing regularly in leagues.
Our ice hockey lessons are 30 minutes in duration.
Passport to Hockey and Intermediate Ice Hockey are £6.50 per lesson, including any equipment.
Record of achievement booklets are required to sign off individual progress, these are available to purchase from Skate Hire for £1.60.
Certificates for levels passed are available to purchase from Skate Hire for £1.70.
For any further information ask at Skate Hire, visit our booking site, or call 01472 476029 during timetabled hours.
Passport to Ice Hockey
The fundamental element of ice hockey is ice skating, and our Passport to Hockey course is designed with that in mind. We want to ensure that everyone, no matter their age or previous ability has the correct skill set to succeed in the sport and will help instill good skating habits from the very start. This class is suitable for those who have never skated before!
Once a skater has completed this course, they will have a basic knowledge of ice-skating skills and are ready to move on to stick handling with our intermediate class, Skate into Ice Hockey.
- Sit down and stand on ice
- Basic stance – knees bent, shoulders still
- Basic moving forwards
- Forward scullies
- Stand still snow plough (make snow)
- Two feet standstill turn
- T.Push – Ccoot
- Touching toes
- Forwards skating full stride
- Moving snow plough 1/2 / Full
- Backward moving
- Learning edges –
Two feet around circle.
Two edges on each foot (forwards)
- One foot forward glide, left & right, count of 3
- Forward slalom
- Backward scullies
- Backward snow plough
- Drag forwards – left & right leg
- One foot edges outside/Inside around a circle
- Turning on two feet forwards-backwards/backwards-forwards
- Step over
- backward one foot glides
- Tight turns around cones – forwards & backwards
- Backward slalom
- Dip & two foot jump up
- Two foot jump forwards and backwards. Clockwise & Anti-clockwise
- Forward crossovers/Backwards crossovers
- Backwards crossover step wide
- Stop change direction
- Basic mohawk turn
Skate Into Ice Hockey
This class is the next step up from Passport to Hockey and for those who are ready to move on to stick handling and more advanced skating drills! This class is coached by Ian “Worzel” Watson, who has been playing ice hockey on our little pad since 1982. He is incredibly passionate about the sport and has passed down his love of hockey to his now-adult children who are also members of our teams. He is the current coach for our Grimsby Wolves and is always ready to help out.
This course takes you through Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Within the Bronze, Silver, and Gold there are different Levels:
Level 1: Skating with the Stick,
Level 2: Basic Stick Handling
Level 3: Skating
Level 4: Shooting
Level 5: Rules of Play
Level 1: Power Skating
Level 2: Advanced Stick & Puck Control
Level 3: Stick Checks, Presses & Lifts,
Level 4: Positioning, Gap Control, Angling
Level 5: Basic Body Checking