Southside Skating School offers Learn to Skate Hockey classes for hockey driven skaters. Skaters will be taught important skating skills including edges, stopping, speed, control, backwards skating, and agility in a fun and engaging environment. Skaters will also learn stick and puck handling and other hockey skills to prepare them for Cross-Ice and future game situations.
Some skating experience is required - we ask that participants have completed Basic 2 of the Learn to Skate program and be able to do beginners stopping, backward skating, and edges.
New to Skating? Start in our Learn to Skate program first!
Are you part of Niles or Hamilton's Homeschooling Partnerships?
We are excited to be partnering with them for another season! You must complete the appropriate registration with your homeschool partnership and complete our registration. When you register with us, enter in the appropriate discount code "NilesXice21" or "HamiltonXice21".
5 week Spring Clinic @ Kentwood Ice Arena for Learn to Play and Cross-ice Players. Will consist of stations and small groups focusing on skating skills, stick and puck handling, shooting, etc
Includes a jersey! Full equipment required. $95 for 5 weeks
All Southside Learn to Play skaters MUST be registered with USA Hockey in order to participate.
Southside's affiliation with USA Hockey ensures our skaters are learning the best curriculum and skills in the skating community from registered coaches. Benefits of being registered with USA Hockey include a skating magazine subscription, world-class insurance coverage to provide peace-of-mind for all involved in the sport, online resources for parents and skaters, and other educational materials.
USA Hockey Registration
If your skater is 6 and under, USA Hockey Registration is FREE. For skaters over the age of 6, the cost is $45 per season and your USA Hockey Registration is good for all sessions in the 2019-2020 Season: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
Register your skater at https://membership.usahockey.com/
Players are required to have:
Shin Pads, and Elbow pads are recommended
Skating School Director