Learn To Play Hockey – Fall – 2017

Come join Coach Pat Pellegrino and Mike Petersen every Thursday from 5:00-6:00pm this Fall in our Learn to Play Hockey program!  This is a 8 week program that is designed to get kids introduced to the sport of ice hockey.  All sessions will take place at Flemington Ice Arena and the link below shares the dates and times.

The bridge for hockey players:
Complete basic skating class and all hockey skating classes in the Learn to Skate program
Enter the Learn to Play program with Coach Pat Pellegrino and successfully pass each of the 3 zones required
Upon Coach Pat’s approval, enter the FYHL (In-House Hockey League) to compete in a league with practices and games
When ready/able, attend a tryout for the Hunterdon Bears travel program


The Learn To Play Hockey program is $200 for eight one hour sessions (skates and hockey equipment is included).  Take advantage of our early signup discount ($25).  Only $25 per session when signed up in full and $30 per session as a walk on!

Click here for Learn to Play Hockey Brochure

Dates and Times

1. Thursday Septmeber 7, 2017 5:00 – 6:00pm
2. Thursday Septmeber 14, 2017 5:00 – 6:00pm
3. Thursday Septmeber 21, 2017 5:00 – 6:00pm
4. Thursday Septmeber 28, 2017 5:00 – 6:00pm
5. Thursday October 5, 2017 5:00 – 6:00pm
6. Thursday October 12, 2017 5:00 – 6:00pm
7. Thursday October 19, 2017 5:00 – 6:00pm
8. Thursday October 26, 2017 5:00 – 6:00pm

Zone 1

Hockey Ready Position
Backward Stance
Stick Holding Technique
Snow Plow Stops
Forward Swizzles
One Foot Glides
Scooter Pushes
Forward Strides
Backward Swizzles
Backward Skating
Backward C-Cuts
Hockey Stops
Lateral Cross Overs

Zone 2

Stops & Starts
Backward V-Stops
Forward C-Cuts (circle)
Scooter Pushes (circle)
Forward Cross Overs (circle)
Backward One Foot Glides
Backward Crossovers
Advanced Edge Work
Pivots – Transitions
Stick Handling
Skating with the Puck
Passing Forehand/Backhand

Zone 3

Advanced Puck Control
Advanced Stick Handling
Passing while Moving
Proper Shooting Techniques
Shot Placement
Game Play Situations

The New Jersey Devils are the official Rink Partner of Flemington Ice Arena