Micro Ice was launched in 2006 by former NHL players to create a training center that mimicked pond hockey – a smaller, narrower area that fosters better stick-handling skills and skating ability than full ice. Since then, Micro Ice has grown into one of the area’s premier youth hockey programs. From learn to skate, learn to play and skill clinics, to private lessons and our competitive Ice Dogs teams, Micro Ice has year-round offerings to help players of all ages and skill levels improve their game.
The Micro Ice difference is its rink, its coaches and its community. Our rink is one-third the size of standard rinks. For younger players, the smaller surface is more comfortable and less daunting, and for older players, it enhances intensity, forces faster decision making and improves quickness in shots and moves. Our experienced, professional coaches – including a former D1 hockey player and coach and a former Olympic figure skater – create fun, game like situations with maximum pace, repetitions and puck touches to accelerate player development. Our community of friendly, like-minded families who prioritize fun and development make Micro Ice the ideal environment for players to learn, grow and thrive.
At Micro Ice, we care about the long-term hockey and athletic development of our players. We teach the game the right way. We focus on skating, skill development and being great teammates. We do not focus on tactics, systems or winning at the cost of development. We follow USA Hockey’s American Development Model and ensure players of all skill levels are given equal opportunity of participation and play at a pace that is right for them. And while we like to win, we measure success not by wins and losses of our teams but rather by the skills and smiles of our players.