Youth Ice Hockey – It’s Fast and it’s Fun

 

Youth Ice Hockey gets you started playing a game you can play for a lifetime – from child to adult..watch this story….

 

So Get started …..Let’s Play Some Hockey !

Hockey at Port Washington is youth ice hockey for the fun of it.  Our skaters love the sport because they are all given a chance to learn, play, and succeed – no matter what their level of skill may be. Players are able to skate and compete in situations that promote improvement — resulting in their being happy, enthusiastic and motivated to continue to get better.

New Player ? Want to try Hockey ? Click here for a Free Clinic Voucher !

Youth Ice Hockey Programs at Family Skating

Beginner HockeyIntermediate HockeyHouse LeaguePuck ShootsHockey Holiday Mini-Camps and Summer CampsLI EDGE Travel Hockey

Beginner Ice Hockey is where the hockey fun begins…Even our most skilled players started out in our hockey clinics learning the basics. The beginner hockey clinic is intended for players with limited hockey experience. Players should have some basic skating skills. Those who have never skated should enroll for classes in our Skating School to get going on ice before attempting the hockey clinic. Skills focus on forward and backward skating, stopping, proper body positioning, basic stick handling and passing. Your child will have fun while improving skills!

Why are players so enthusiastic ?
Basic Hockey Equipment you should have...
No Equipment ?? No Problem !
Hockey for Little Guys 4-5-6 year olds !

Class information

NEW 7 and 14 week sessions start in January

Winter Session 2018   Starts Jan.4, 6, or 8

Winter Hockey Clinics are held on Monday, Thursday, or Saturday.  Pick the day (or days) and times that work best for your schedule.
Monday 5:45 PM-6:45 PM   Thursday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM   Saturday 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

You can enroll for a 7 Week Winter session  (hover for dates) WINTER 7  SESSION DATES  (Start Jan. 2018) or a 14 Week Winter session (hover for dates)….WINTER 14 SESSION DATES  (Start Jan. 2018)

ADDED SPRING DATES  (hover for dates)…SPRING DATES

Summer Session July – Aug 2017

Our Summer Hockey Clinic is held every Monday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM from July 10 through August 28 .  You have the option of registering for a 4, 6 , or 8 week package.  You don’t have to pay for classes you can’t use, select the plan that works best for you..

Youth Ice Hockey Beginner clinic

 

Never put on equipment ??   Check out this USA Hockey video…

Register for BEGINNER Hockey -7 week Session
Register for BEGINNER Hockey -14 week Session

REGISTERING LATE ??? …..  

CLASS FEES WILL BE PRORATED AT CHECKOUT

The players are starting to look like players as their skills and hockey sense improve.  This clinic is great for the slightly older and more experienced skater – typically playing in the House League or on a Middle School team.  Players begin to focus on puck skills and are introduced to the competitive aspects of the sport.

Intermediate hockey is intended for players with 2+ years of hockey experience. Skills taught include forward & backward crossovers, pivoting, lateral starts/stops, stickhandling moves, passing and shooting.

Each Session (Fall and Winter)  consists of 14 one-hour classes.  There is an added session that continues through the Spring.

Class days are Thursday at 5:00 PM  or  Saturday at 11:30 AM
14 WEEK FALL SESSION (hover for dates)….FALL SESSION DATES

14 WEEK WINTER SESSION (hover for dates)….WINTER SESSION DATES

ADDED SPRING DATES (hover for dates)…SPRING DATES

REGISTERING LATE ???   CLASS FEES WILL BE PRORATED AT CHECKOUT

Register for INTERMEDIATE Hockey -14 week Session
Youth Ice Hockey fun

House League Overview

Our House League teaches the game of hockey and develops the understanding of hockey rules, position play, teamwork, sportsmanship – and above all, just having fun!

While competition is a natural part of any sport, our emphasis is on skill development and establishing respect for opponents and the game itself.  Our coaches are instructed to allocate playing time as evenly and fairly as possible.

We hold evaluations before teams are formed for all our leagues –  Fall/Winter,  Spring, and Summer.  These evaluations are designed to:

  • Encourage the formation of evenly skilled teams for balanced competition
  • Give the prospective players the confidence that they can be successful playing in the league
  • Allow players “on the cusp” to select the proper group to play with

Fall House League:

There are two divisions in our Fall House League – age 8 and under, age 9 and older.  While divisions are based on age, the player’s skill and size are also factored in, along with consideration for siblings, friendships and carpools . Each division usually consists of 4 teams, with roster size between 12 and 16 players per team.  Our program includes participation in one weekly skill clinic, and one weekend game. Clinics start the week of Oct. 16, games start Oct. 29.  The season concludes with a mini-tournament the first week in March.

Players may elect to attend pre-season clinics beginning in September for a modest up charge.

The Teams

Younger division:

  • Flounders
  • Groupers
  • Snappers
  • Eels

Older Division

  • Tuna
  • Barracuda
  • Swordfish
  • Squid

 

Spring House League:

Spring House League Evaluations – Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Enjoy playing while the pro teams go on the run to the Stanley Cup !

The Spring League includes a dedicated practice day for each team  along with games on the weekend. Teams are formed in two divisions with players divided by age and ability. The schedule is set up to avoid conflicts with most outdoor sports. Clinics and games start March 20.  The season concludes with the “Clash of the Creatures” mini-tournament in June.  MORE INFO

Register for SPRING HOUSE LEAGUE

The Schedule…

SPRING PRACTICE AND GAME SCHEDULE

Watch Some House League action…Join and you can be part of the action

Summer House League:

Summer  House League Evaluations will be held July 9.

MORE SUMMER INFORMATION

House League faceoff

House League action

Trophys are won

TEAM JERSEYS – FALL SEASON

Puck Shoot at Port Washington 

Some Reasons to Skate at a Puck Shoot ….

Sometimes you just want to work on some things by yourself…

Or just play with a buddy…or bring a goalie with you.
Practice some moves.
Pass or shoot.
Mostly have some fun and work up a sweat.
That’s what our Puck Shoots are for.  We try to schedule them whenever ice is available
Register for the next ones…

  • Saturday Dec.23 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
  • Tuesday Dec. 26 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
  • Thursday Dec. 28 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM AM
  • Sunday Dec. 31  5:15 PM – 6:45 PM AM

Plenty of pucks, plenty of kids, plenty of fun !

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Holiday Mini-Camps

Hockey mini camps are a great for accelerating skill development, having fun, and keeping busy during holiday breaks.  Camps are held in the mornings, 9:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

And because there’s nothing that’s more fun than pizza after skating, we provide pizza for lunch after each camp session.  You can’t beat that !

Cost for the camp week is $300.00.  You can also attend ‘day by day” for $75.00 daily.  Skate 4 days and you get the 5th for FREE.

Mini-camp SCHEDULE :

Christmas Mini-Camp – Monday Dec. 26 – Friday Dec. 30

Presidents Week Mini-Camp  – Feb. 20-24, 2017

Spring Break Mini-camp – April 2017  April 13-17

 

Summer Hockey Camps

The coolest way to start your summer is the weekly Hockey Summer camps at the rink.

Camps start the last week of June and run through the end of July.

MORE INFORMATION

Camp

Long Island EDGE Hockey

Port Washington is home for the Long Island Edge travel hockey program. Teams play in the Long Island Amateur Hockey League and other local leagues.  The EDGE is a member of USA HOCKEY and follows their  ADM program of player development.  Our goal is to give our players and families a lifetime of good memories and friendships and prepare our youth hockey  players for potentially playing in college and in adult hockey.

Players age 6-18 are eligible to compete for placement on 11 different travel teams .

Tryouts for the 2017-18 Season will be held late March 2018 for Mites, Squirts, and Peewees. (age 7-12)

Tryouts for Bantams and Midgets will be held mid-April 2018 (Age 13-18)

EDGE

Seven Great Reasons to Play Hockey

Become a “doer” instead of just a “viewer” and reap these benefits…

  • Hockey Builds Confidence

    It fosters self esteem and promotes a positive self image

  • Hockey Makes you Stronger

    It develops muscle strength, balance, conditioning

  • Hockey Builds Character

    It cultivates trust, responsibility, teamwork

  • Hockey Teaches Life Lessons

    It shows practice makes perfect, difficult tasks can be learned,people can accomplish their goals when they work together

  • Hockey Improves Mental Skills

    It enhances decision making skills,focus and concentration

  • Hockey Develops Social Skills

    It builds communication and interaction with teammates having different backgrounds

  • Hockey Builds Friendships and Communities

    It is a life-log passion that keeps teammates together for years and years

Some Hockey sites worth a visit:

  • www.nhl.com
  • http://www.eliteprospects.com
  • http://www.thehockeynews.com
  • http://www.uscho.com/ecac-blog 

  •   I started playing ice hockey at the Port Washington Skating Center when I was 7 years old. I have always had such an enjoyable time there, making friends for life and would consider it a “second home”. My time at the rink helped foster my love for the game of hockey and helped me develop into the person I am today. The people and my time there will always be cherished memories.

    Jamie Dominique| SUNY Cortland - Sports Management Program