Learn to Play Hockey
Next series starts February 3rd. Classes are offered by Kent Valley Hockey Association and meet once a week, on the weekends. We can supply you with a gear rental package and our staff can help you with everything else you need to get started (USA Hockey membership, hockey stick, etc.). Hockey builds character, self-esteem, confidence, and is great exercise.
What will my child be doing and learning?
We follow the USA Hockey IP (Initiation Program) course track. We will also be using data from the Hockey Canada National Skills Standards and Testing Program. These programs stress the following items:
Fun, Skating Skills, Stick and Puck Handling, Basic Hockey Rules
Physical Conditioning, Team Play, Player Safety, Sportsmanship, Progressive Development
Who will be teaching my child?
The Beginner Hockey Program Instructors are experienced hockey coaches and parents who are committed to teaching the sport of Ice Hockey in a manner that is both fun and challenging. KVHA and USA Hockey require that all coaches and parents working with children, in any capacity, be registered with USA Hockey and carry a current USA Hockey Coaches card.
What about all the equipment?
KVIC offers an equipment rental program for the Learn to Play Hockey Program. The program provides much of the equipment your player will need, but there are some additional items that you will need to purchase and these items are available in the KVIC Pro Shop.
Rental items include:
Elbow pads Shin guards
Shoulder Pads Hockey gear bag
Gear that needs to be purchased:
• Current 8-week series cost is $152.00. Next series starts Feb. 3rd.
• Gear rental cost is $80.00 plus a $100.00 security deposit, refundable upon return of the equipment
• Online registration with USAHockey.com required (if you don't already have one for 2018-2019) - ($40 fee paid to USA Hockey)
• Boys & Girls ages 4-10
• Classes held primarily on Sundays but may include some Saturdays
• Professional instruction provided
Above prices may exclude applicable taxes.