Skating Skills Development Programs

Skating First On-Ice and Off-Ice Conditioning Programs can be tailored to specific needs and are available to players and teams that are interested in improving cardiovascular conditioning, speed, muscle strength and endurance, and overall flexibility on and off the ice.

Skating Skill Development Programs are open to players that want to develop stronger hockey skating skills.  Based on enrollment groups will be divided according to age and skill level.

Instructional Skill Development Program Includes:

  • Beginning-Intermediate Hockey Skating Skills
  • Advanced Hockey Skating Skills


Please contact the Skating First office for a complete listing of skating skills covered at each skating skill  level.

Program Cost:  $20/hour/ player with a 12 player minimum. Maximum number of players 20 per session.*  Depending on session location, an additional ice fee per player may also apply.
*For groups larger than 12 players, additional coaching staff is available for an additional fee of $60/hour

 

On Ice Conditioning Sessions


Sample 1 Hour Session
Warm-up-5 minutes   
Focus:  Muscle Development & Flexibility

Stride Technique-10 Minutes 
Focus:  Stride Development, Explosive Starts

Skill Development-20 minutes
Focus:  Stopping, Backward Skating, Turning & Transitions

Conditioning/Speed Development-25 minutes 
Focus: Building Endurance/Developing Speed

Program Cost: $20/hour/ player with a 12 player minimum.  Maximum number of players 15 per session.  Depending on session location, a additional ice fee per player may also apply.

* For groups larger than 15 players additional coaching staff is available for an additional fee of $60/hour.

 

Off-Ice Conditioning Sessions

Sessions are created based on number of session offered as well as age and athletic ability.
Sessions are tailored to the developmental level of the group and can include the following:

  • Flexibility Testing
  • Body Composition Testing
  • Strength Testing
  • Yoga/Flexibility Training for Hockey Players
  • Upper body conditioning using own body weight
  • Lower Body strength training using own  body weight
  • Core Training
  • Plyometrics for speed and agility
  • Cardiovascular endurance training using running or  inline skating

Program Cost:  $15/hour/ player with a 10 player minimum.  Maximum number of players 15 per session.  Depending on session location, a additional location/ice time fee per player may also be assessed.

Skill Intensives & Summer Camps Available for Scheduling please contact Skating First at skatingfirst@gmail.com for questions.  Sample Program Agendas

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