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.
- Basics of forward & backward skating
- Stops & proper stance
- Proper pushing and gliding
- Backward swizzles and stopping
- Skating forward using full strides
- Backward power pushes
- Outside and inside edges
- 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 V: April 12- May 21
Sunday’s April 12- May 17 4:30pm-5:10pm**
Tuesday’s April 14- May 19 5:30pm to 6:10pm**
Session VI: June 2- July 9
Tuesday’s June 2- July 7 5:30pm to 6:10pm**
Session VII: July 14- August 20
Tuesday’s July 14- August 18 5:30pm to 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.