This year’s hockey and skating program focuses on 3 levels: learn to skate, hockey 101, and pickup “pond hockey.” The program runs most Saturdays, 8-9am, from November 17 to February 2. All programs happen at the Lansing Chapman Rink at Williams College.
Learn to Skate
The WYC’s learn to skate program aims to help your child move from the boards to gliding around the ice. We have prime ice time this winter for beginners and first-timers to have their own space to learn to skate and stop, along with other basic techniques. We’ll have an experienced skater on hand to give tips and guidance. For kids in grades K-6.
Hockey 101 is for kids who want to explore skating with a stick and puck for the first time, before committing to a formal hockey program. Skaters of all abilities are welcomed to take the ice with an experienced hockey coach ready to introduce basic stick handling and hockey-related skating skills. We’ll divide hockey players into two groups, grades k-2 and grades 3-6, separated on the ice by rink dividers. Full equipment required: helmet with cage, elbow pads, hockey gloves, shoulder pads, hockey pants, mouth guard, shin guards, hockey skates, and stick. The WYC has a limited amount of loaner equipment available for the season, so check with us before buying on your own.
Pickup “Pond Hockey”
This program is for older school-age kids who want to play indoor “pond hockey.” Does your pee wee or squirt just want to play hockey? Do you wish your child could experience hockey the way you did when you were young? Hockey players ages 9-12 are invited for an hour of informal pickup hockey. There will be no checking, no slap shots, and no wrist shots during any part of the session. Full equipment required: helmet with cage, elbow pads, hockey gloves, shoulder pads, hockey pants, mouth guard, shin guards, hockey skates, and stick. The WYC has a limited amount of loaner equipment available for the season, so check with us before buying on your own. In addition to the Waiver and Release of Liability, pickup players must sign a Code of Conduct agreement before participating in the program.
Winter 2018-19 Schedule
Dec. 1 – Feb. 2, 8-9am