Our Intro to Hockey program meets Sunday mornings at 7am and is designed for players ages five (5) and up who are new to hockey. They learn the basics of hockey skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. This prepares them to move on to next steps in our In-House program, the Mites for those 8 & under and House for those older than 8. It is normal for players to participate in multiple Intro sessions before moving on to next steps.
In order to be successful in Intro to Hockey players do need to be able to skate forward unassisted for an hour. If your player is not at that stage of development we recommend that you take them to public skating sessions including Parent and Puppy Sessions.
For direct skating instruction we highly recommend the Group Lessons run by Snoopy’s Home Ice. Group lessons include Snowplow Sam for 4-6 year olds and Basic 1 for those who are older followed by the Hockey 1-4 series. Many players continue these lessons while participating in the Intro program.
We offer five Intro to Hockey sessions over the course of the year: two fall sessions, two spring sessions, and one summer session. Each of the fall and spring sessions are each nine (9) weeks long while the summer session is a few weeks shorter.
Our 9 week Intro to Hockey sessions cost $170. *
Schedule for the 2022-2023 season:
Intro Session 1 - August 7 to October 9, 2022
Intro Session 2 - October 16 to December 18, 2022
Intro Session 3 - January 8 to March 12, 2023
Intro Session 4 - March 19 to May 21, 2023
Summer Intro - June and July
* Summer Intro is fewer than 9 weeks and is priced accordingly.
** No practices on the weekends of Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, President's Day, the Crystalline Classic (Spring), and the Snoopy's Senior Tournament (July).
In order to participate in Intro to Hockey each player needs at minimum a:
Hockey helmet with cage (HECC certified)
Hockey skates (available to rent from Snoopy’s)
Rental cost is $50 which is returned minus a $10 sharpening fee when the skates are returned.
We offer an introductory gear package for purchase that includes a hockey stick, hockey gloves, and hockey helmet with cage. The gear package is $90 and can be purchased as part of the registration form. Any purchased gear can be picked up at the rink at 6:30am before your first session.
We recommend also wearing:
Knee pads or hockey shin pads covered with hockey socks