Ice Factory First Steps and Learn to Play Hockey program is a non-competitive teaching program that follows the USA Hockey, American Development Model (ADM). Players can join the Learn to Play program at anytime. All participants must register with USA Hockey before starting. USA Hockey registration is free for players age 6 and younger. Once players successfully complete the required skills in the beginner Learn-to-Play program, they are able to join the Ice Factory in house Recreational League.
Where to Start?
Never experienced hockey before? Start with our FREE “First Steps” program. First steps provides 8 weeks of introductory hockey lessons for ages 4-9 who have no prior experience. We provide basic hockey equipment, and instruction for 8 weeks with our USA hockey certified coaches. USA Hockey membership is required, and $150 deposit on gear rental, returned once gear is returned in appropriate shape.
For the best possible experience, we highly recommend new skaters participate in the our Learn to Skate USA program. The learn to skate program is for all ages and can work with those having zero on-ice experience to those that can already skate but are looking for advanced skating skills. The Learn to skate coaches can recommend moving on to Learn-to-Play based on their experience and expertise. The Learn to Skate program information can be found here: www.icefactory.com/learntoskate
First steps full? Join Learn to play 1, or email Keith@icefactory.com to be placed on the First Steps wait list for the next session.
Learn to Play
Once a player has completed First Steps and/or Learn to Skate, or already has sufficient skating skills they can enroll in Learn-to-Play. Learn-to-Play 1 will consist of players who have very little hockey experience. Learn-to-Play 2 will consist of players who have already participated in the Learn-to-Play 1 or have a little more experience. For both levels, drills will appropriate for their skill development.
8 Class punch card available for $125. Punch card keeps the flexibility of your family in mind. No start/end dates. Come weekly, or come as you can. Your punch card is valid for 1 year.
Register for our youth hockey programs online. www.icefactory.maxgalaxy.net
First steps registration: On the top bar, click on "registration", then "online registration", On the left menu of the screen, click "youth in house hockey". Select the First Steps class registration.
Youth Learn To Play hockey: On the top bar, click on "membership", then on the left side menu, click 'youth learn to play", select the youth learn to play hockey registration to purchase your 8 class punch card.