Learn to Play Hockey

SCHEDULES & SKATING CLASSES

Pettit Skating School Hockey Classes

Basic skating skills are the foundation of success in hockey. With that in mind, the Pettit Center recommends that children who have never skated before begin their hockey experience with basic skating instruction. The Hockey Skills 1-5 levels below can start your skater on the correct path to a fun and successful time on the hockey ice!

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Hockey Tots

Ages 4-5 - $90

This class is designed for those ages 4-5 with little or no skating experience that have hockey on the brain.  Class participants will learn the basics of skating with and without their hockey sticks including falling and getting up, marching, 2-foot glides, stopping and more.  The focus will be on skating skills and not the actual game of hockey.  Although this is a hockey geared class it is always recommended for new skaters to begin in figure skates and change to hockey skates once a solid sense of balance has been established.  Graduates of this class will continue on into the Hockey Skills 1-5 series.

Session VII: July 15- August 21

Tuesday's July 15- August 19 5:30pm-6:10pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Session I: September 13- October 23

Saturday's September 13- October 18 12:00pm-12:40pm**
Sunday's September 14- October 19 5:30pm-6:10pm**
Thursday's September 18- October 23 6:30pm-7:10pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive optional practice time immediately follows every class! NEW THIS YEAR: Class participants now have the option to add on a weekly 15 minute private lesson during their designated practice time. The fee to take the fast track to success is only $60, but hurry because space is limited and will fill quickly. Register through the "Register Free Online" button below.

Session II: November 1- December 18 (No Class 11/24-11/30)

Saturday's November 1- December 13 12:00pm-12:40pm**
Sunday's November 2- December 14 5:30pm-6:10pm**
Thursday's November 6- December 18 6:30pm-7:10pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive optional practice time immediately follows every class! NEW THIS YEAR: Class participants now have the option to add on a weekly 15 minute private lesson during their designated practice time. The fee to take the fast track to success is only $60, but hurry because space is limited and will fill quickly. Register through the "Register Free Online" button below.

Online registration will close at 1pm the day before each day's first class.
(example: Saturday classes close on Friday at 1pm).

We will accept in person registration through the second week of classes (based on availability).

Click here for a Skating School registration form (PDF)

Hockey Skills 1-4

Levels 1-4 (ages 5 & Up) - $110

The Pettit's Hockey Skills program is designed by USA Hockey and the Pettit Center to teach any level of ice hockey. Since skating skills are the foundation for success in hockey, the Pettit requires hockey players to complete Hockey Tots or Basic 1 (ages 6 & older) prior to registering for the Hockey Skills program. Graduates of this program are ready to progress into the Pettit Patriots Youth Hockey program or another local Youth Hockey program which usually begins each season in September.

Hockey 1

  • Basics of forward & backward skating
  • Stops & proper stance

Hockey 2

  • Proper pushing and gliding
  • Backward swizzles and stopping
  • C-Cuts

Hockey 3

  • Skating forward using full strides
  • Backward power pushes
  • Outside and inside edges

Hockey 4

  • Forward and backward crossovers
  • Power turns
  • Hockey stops and backward v-stops
  • Pivot turns

Skaters should have passed Snowplow Sam 3, Basic 1 OR any other equivalent class OR experience/skating level before registering in the Hockey Skills program.

Recommended Equipment for Skills Classes (Levels 1-2): Helmet
Required Equipment for Skills Classes (Levels 3-5): Hockey gloves and a stick. Hockey helmet and full gear recommended.

Choose from the options below for Hockey 1-4:

Session VII: July 15- August 21

Tuesday's July 15- August 19 5:30pm-6:10pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive practice time will be added after at the end of each class.

Session I: September 13- October 23

Saturday's September 13- October 18 12:00pm-12:40pm**
Sunday's September 14- October 19 5:30pm-6:10pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive optional practice time immediately follows every class! NEW THIS YEAR: Class participants now have the option to add on a weekly 15 minute private lesson during their designated practice time. The fee to take the fast track to success is only $60, but hurry because space is limited and will fill quickly. Register through the "Register Free Online" button below.

Session II: November 1- December 18 (No Class 11/24-11/30)

Saturday's November 1- December 13 12:00pm-12:40pm**
Sunday's November 2- December 14 5:30pm-6:10pm**

**20 minutes of exclusive optional practice time immediately follows every class! NEW THIS YEAR: Class participants now have the option to add on a weekly 15 minute private lesson during their designated practice time. The fee to take the fast track to success is only $60, but hurry because space is limited and will fill quickly. Register through the "Register Free Online" button below.

Click here for a Skating School registration form (PDF)

Pettit Patriots Youth Hockey – Rink Rat Program

$275 (12 Weeks)

The Rink Rat program is for kids ages 4-6. Prior skating experience such as a Pettit Skating School Hockey Tots, Snowplow 1 or Tot N’ Me class is strongly suggested, but not required...
1) Teaching and improving skating skills and technique
2) Introducing hockey specific skills and game play

For a PDF of more information, please click here

Session 1: September 13th – December 13th (No Class 10/25 & 11/29)- Saturdays 10:15-11:15am all weeks EXCEPT on 9/13 and 9/27 which will be held on Sunday 9/14 and 9/28 3pm-4pm.

(Please note: When on the Frontline Registration Page it is under "Session 1")

Click here for a Skating School registration form (PDF)

 

Online registration will close at 1pm the day before each day's first class.
(example: Saturday classes close on Friday at 1pm).

We will accept in person registration through the second week of classes (based on availability).

Click here for a Skating School registration form (PDF)

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