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SoNo Ice House Skating School

Registration for Spring 2019 Learn to Skate is now OPEN!

Click here to register for the Spring 2019 Learn to Skate School at SoNo Ice House!

Recommended Equipment

  • Snow pants
  • Helmet
  • Gloves

Skating School - Hockey Basics Overview and Class Guide

The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. Skaters will learn balance and edge control and be introduced to terminology and vocabulary as it relates to the sport of hockey.  The series of classes is designed to help developing players learn how to maneuver faster and be more agile on the ice.  Proper skating techniques are the primary focus and will prepare players for future power skating classes.  Classes are arranged by age and ability and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Initiation to Hockey (ages 4 and up/all beginning hockey players)

* Pre-requisite:  Snowplow 2   

Taught in an easy to learn format this program is a good place to start for the young hockey player.  Players who can already skate or have graduated from our "Learn to Skate" program should use this as an introduction to hockey.


Hockey 101 (Mite equivalent)

Player education continues in this class designed to supplement the beginning hockey player.  The course is also for those skaters over the age of 5 that are interested in playing hockey.


 Hockey 202 (Mite major equivalent)

Expanding on the basics, learn how different skating skills are utilized in the game of hockey.   Better balance, and body alignment, change of direction and injury prevention are also covered. 


 Hockey 303 (Squirt equivalent)

Proper body alignment, balance, and injury prevention are highlighted in this 303 class.   Take your skating up a notch with our 303 class which introduces the five components of a biomechanically perfect forward stride.