Hockey Initiation

Hockey Initiation is a skills development program designed to introduce young hockey players to the fundamentals of ice hockey. This program is designed for players coming from Little Ducks looking to continue their skill development.

“Think experience over perfection in the early years of development”.

Hockey player development is not just about practice. The key is a purposeful development in the right environment, surrounding players with positive reinforcement and a comprehensive skill development training curriculum.

Our goal is to not only give players the opportunity to learn and refine basic hockey skills, but experience game like situations, build confidence while having a great experience. We often like to say the game teaches itself, and with a positive, fun, and controlled environment we can offer players the opportunity to develop skills that can translate to being successful for a lifetime of hockey enjoyment.

Hockey Initiation 1

8 WEEKS; BASIC SKATING SKILLS REQUIRED

Initiation #1 focuses on fundamental skills over game situations. In the early stages of a player’s hockey journey we work to develop a foundation and basic skill set (skating, stickhandling, passing, and shooting). This program is designed for players coming from Little Ducks looking to continue their development of proper hockey skill sets.

**Depending on age and skill level, it’s not uncommon for players to repeat this program until such skills are acquired. Parents should consult their hockey department prior to transitioning their players to Initiation #2.

Program Fees

  • Paid in Full - $210
  • Two-payment Option - $250
    • $125 due at registration
    • $125 due by week 4

Schedule

Saturday, 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

  • August 14, 21 & 28

Saturday, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

  • September 11, 18 & 25
  • October 2 & 9

Program Includes

  • 8 weeks of instruction
  • Jersey
    • Repeat participants will only be issued a jersey on an as needed basis

Additional Info

  • Full equipment is required for participation in Hockey Initiation
  • USA Hockey membership is required for participation. To register, click here

Hockey Initiation 2

8 WEEKS; BASIC SKATING SKILLS REQUIRED

Program Fees

  • Paid in Full - $210
  • Two-payment Option - $250
    • $125 due at registration
    • $125 due by week 4

Schedule

2021 SCHEDULE TBA

Program Includes

  • 8 weeks of instruction
  • Jersey
    • Repeat participants will only be issued a jersey on an as needed basis

Additional Info

  • Full equipment is required to participate in Hockey Initiation
  • USA Hockey membership is required for participation. 
    • Register for your membership here

Registration Coming Soon!

More Information

For more information, contact:

Westminster ICE Program Office
714.248.9611 ext. 0
wiprogramoffice@therinks.com

Westminster ICE Hockey Manager – Vince Valles
vvalles@therinks.com

The Rinks Hockey Director – Rick Hutchinson
rhutchinson@therinks.com