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CLINICS

ON OR OFF THE ICE…WE HAVE YOUR TRAINING COVERED Our goal is to deliver skill development to players of all ages. We strive to develop every skater to their full potential. Our philosophy is based on a player training in a reduced area at a high tempo with many repetitions to develop the desired skill. Skating at Micro Ice will enrich a player’s creativity, puck control and teach them to “read and react” in a game like situation. Our instructors will make a difference in your skill development. Our instructors are highly experienced, dedicated and truly want the Micro Ice experience to make a difference in your hockey skill development.

  • Hockey Skills/Skating Clinics are 50 minutes in duration.
  • Learn to Skate Clinics are 40-45 minutes in duration.

Learn-to-Skate

We offer all levels of Learn to Skate and our smaller, less intimidating ice surface is the best place for new skaters to get on the ice for the first time. We place skaters in classes based on age and ability to ensure comfort and fun. Our dedicated, professional coaches are committed to providing the highest quality ice skating instruction. Our beginner classes introduce new skaters to the fundamentals of ice skating in a fun and safe atmosphere. The primary goal is to enable skaters to grow comfort and confidence on the ice. Our more advanced classes build upon the basic skills developed at the beginner level and teach proper techniques of skating, stopping, edges and turning. Whether a skater has dreams of hockey, figure skating or just learning the basics of ice skating, our Learn to Skate program is the perfect place to start. Please note, Micro Ice does not have skates or protective equipment for rent; participants must have their own skates, helmets are required, and warm pants, jackets and gloves are strongly recommended.

Hockey Skill Programs

  • Learn to Play Hockey

    This is the first step to achieving the dream of playing hockey. Players will learn to combine their skating skills with stick handling drills as well as general game concepts. The focus of this program is to have fun while learning the sport. All participants must be able to skate. Full equipment is required.

  • Shooting & Stickhandling

    Learn the basics and fundamentals in shooting and stickhandling along how to implement them successfully at your level. Players will work on technique, accuracy, power, and movement when shooting. The majority of the drills are done in battle and/or race situations that mimic game like conditions. Players gain skills and confidence by repeated repetitions under the duress of Micro Ice’s smaller surface.  

  • Skate to Score with Peter Carruthers

    Players will work with Olympic silver medalist Peter Carruthers on stability, edges, maximizing stride, acceleration, versatility, dynamic pivoting and speed transitions. Peter’s unique experience and coaching style is great for all hockey players...

  • Power Skating

    Learn how to maximize the most power from each stride. Speed and skating power are developed through balance and edge utilization. We focus on speed bursts, changes of direction, reaction timing, acceleration, and coordination.

  • 3 Vs 3 Hockey Games

    We play “game like” so that you can “like your game!” We drop the puck and let the kids just play. Work on new moves, meet new friends, and have a blast playing the whole time.

  • Defenseman

    Each session will focus on skills and tactics that are essential for all defensemen. Players in this clinic will learn skating techniques such as pivoting, along with puck control, shooting under pressure, recovering, and more!

  • Checking Clinic

    Players going from Peewee to Bantam make a jump into checking for the first time. Learn from our coaches about incorporating checking and body contact into your game. We teach the proper ways to initiate and receive body checks by focusing on technique, balance, and situational awareness. Our smaller surface makes contact inevitable and gives kids the confidence they need to play in checking leagues.

THE ONLY PLACE TO GET YOUR ON-ICE TRAINING

At Micro Ice, our philosophy is based on small group training in a smaller area at a high tempo with many repetitions. Our rink is one-third the size of standard rinks. For younger players, the smaller surface is more comfortable and less daunting. For older players, the smaller surface enhances intensity, forces faster decision making and improves quickness in shots and moves. Our experienced, professional coaches create game-like situations with maximum puck touches to accelerate player development. 

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