SPECIALTY CLASSES FOR HOCKEY PLAYERS 

Give your players the tools to be successful, and learn the secrets to gain a competitive edge. 

Mini-Mite-Learn to Skate-is designed to break down the basic skating skills crucial to the success of your Hockey player. Basic skills and technical positions are presented which create a solid foundation for your skater.  Balance and edge control is an important skill that River Blades develops for long term efficiency speed and power.  

Explosive Power Skating & Edge Class-Summer 2017 Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30 pm 6-week full ice instruction for 60 minutes.  July 13-August 17.  Check out our class download for more information.   This class is designed to increase your skaters edge control, power, endurance, quickness & break away speed. Fall & Winter Session hours 10:30-11:00 am-the skaters will warm up in  the practice area without an instructor and review the skills they learned from the previous lesson. 11:00-11:30 am the skaters will visit our edge class & explosive power skating stations. At each station the instructors will focus on edge control, and the skills will be broken down into simple, effective techniques. Once the techniques are understood the skill will be performed at a faster speed in our Explosive power skating stations. The exercises presented will increase blade & ankle pressure producing maximum efficiency, power & speed. An example of skills covered: Stride, Crossovers, Quick Starts & Stops, Power Pulls, Three Turns, Power Turns, Mohawks, Brackets and much more!

SPECIALTY CLASSES FOR HOCKEY PLAYERS

10:00-11:30 am

30-minute lesson with an instructor

30-minute practice in the practice area

Mini-Mite 1 Hockey Skating Skills Class

Ages 4+ and helmets required – no sticks or pucks. Basic skills on ice without a stick – falling, marching, gliding, standing up, 1-foot standing balance, beginner swizzles, moving, beginning backward skating, 2-foot glides around cone and snowplow stops.

Mini-Mites 2 Hockey Skating Skills Class

Ages 4+ - Building on skills from Beginner Mini-Mites. Learn forward swizzles, forward 1-foot glides, backward swizzles, hockey turns, intro to 1-foot glides around a cone, beginner stride, walking crossovers, beginning slolams.

Mini-Mites 3 Hockey Skating Skills Class

Ages 4+ - Review of skills previously presented, advanced stride, beginning crossovers on a circle, backward slolams, backward 1-foot glides, hockey stops, intro to 3-turns and mohawks.

Mini-Mites 4 Hockey Skating Skills Class

Ages 4 + Review of skills previously presented, backward crossovers, backward hockey turns, mohawks, inside and outside edges, technique for stopping, quickness, backward slolams, inside and outside 3-turns. 

 
MINI-MITES 1 HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS CLASS
150.00 160.00

Ages 4+ and helmets required – no sticks or pucks. Basic skills on ice without a stick – falling, marching, gliding, standing up, 1-foot standing balance, beginner swizzles, moving, beginning backward skating, 2-foot glides around cone and snowplow stops.

10:00-11:30 am

30-minute lesson with an instructor
30-minute practice in the practice area

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MINI-MITES 2 HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS CLASS
150.00 160.00

Ages 4+ - Building on skills from Beginner Mini-Mites. Learn forward swizzles, forward 1-foot glides, backward swizzles, hockey turns, intro to 1-foot glides around a cone, beginner stride, walking crossovers, beginning slolams.

10:00-11:30 am

30-minute lesson with an instructor
30-minute practice in the practice area

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MINI-MITES 3 HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS CLASS
150.00 160.00

Ages 4+ - Review of skills previously presented, advanced stride, beginning crossovers on a circle, backward slolams, backward 1-foot glides, hockey stops, intro to 3-turns and mohawks.

10:00-11:30 am

30-minute lesson with an instructor
30-minute practice in the practice area

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MINI-MITES 4 HOCKEY SKATING SKILLS CLASS
150.00 160.00

Ages 4 + Review of skills previously presented, backward crossovers, backward hockey turns, mohawks, inside and outside edges, technique for stopping, quickness, backward slolams, inside and outside 3-turns. 

10:00-11:30 am

30-minute lesson with an instructor
30-minute practice in the practice area

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EXPLOSIVE POWER SKATING & EDGE CLASS for HOCKEY PLAYERS 

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced 

10:30-11:00 am Warm Up in the practice area 

11:00-11:30 am Class time with an instructor 

Ages 5+ 30-minute class-must be able to skate 

Explosive Power Skating & Edge Class is designed to increase your skaters edge control, power, endurance, quickness & break away speed. s lesson. At each station the instructors will focus on edge control, and the skills will be broken down into simple, effective techniques. Once the techniques are understood the skill will be performed at a faster speed in our Explosive power skating stations. The exercises presented will increase blade & ankle pressure producing maximum efficiency, power & speed. An example of skills covered: Stride, Crossovers, Quick Starts & Stops, Power Pulls, Three Turns, Power Turns, Mohawks, Brackets and much more! Skaters will be separated by age and ability.  

Power Skating 
This class focuses on endurance & speed exercises, which will improve leg strength, quickness, flexibility, core strength, balance and skating technique.The edge class portion of the class will break down skating skills & focus on correct technique. Must be able to skate forward and have either passed Adv. Mini-Mites or one Winter season of organized hockey.

The Edge
This class portion focuses on proper form, correct technique for the stride, forward and backward crossovers, 3-turns, mohawks and more!!  Skaters will rotate through stations, each station will focus on a different skating skill. No sticks or pucks just skating. Helmets are a must.  

Class Time

11:00-11:30 am the skaters will visit our edge class & explosive power skating stations.

At each station the instructors will focus on edge control, and the skills will be broken down into simple, effective techniques. Once the techniques are understood the skill will be performed at a faster speed in our Explosive power skating stations. The exercises presented will increase blade & ankle pressure producing maximum efficiency, power & speed. An example of skills covered: Stride, Crossovers, Quick Starts & Stops, Power Pulls, Three Turns, Power Turns, Mohawks, Brackets and much more!