Class Curriculum

Hockey 1 (Prerequisite – None)

  • Falling and recovery to a balanced, standing position
  • Proper basic hockey stance (forward and backward)
  • March forward across the ice, 8-10 steps
  • Two-foot glides and dips from forward marching across the ice
  • Forward swizzles / double c-cuts (4 to 6 in a row)
  • T-push to a two-foot glide (hold 2-4 seconds) on a straight line, alternating feet
  • Snowplow stop, stationary

*Bonus Skill: Front to back and back to front turns (stationary)

Hockey 2 (Prerequisite – Hockey 1)

  • Forward strides using 45 degree V-push, focus on good recovery and alternating arm drive
  • Forward one-foot push and glide (right and left)
  • Forward C-Cuts: single leg (right and left) and alternating feet (right and left) in a straight line
  • Backward hustle or march, then glide on two feet
  • Backward swizzles / double c-cuts (4 to 6 in a row)
  • Backward C-cuts, single leg (right and left) and alternating feet (right and left) in a straight line
  • Two-foot moving snowplow stop

*Bonus Skills: Scooter or skateboard push, on circle (right & left)

Hockey 3 (Prerequisite – Hockey 2)

  • Lateral crossover march (both directions)
  • Forward C-cuts (1/2 swizzle pumps) on a circle, both directions
  • Forward outside edges on half circles (large C’s), alternating feet on the short or long axis of the rink
  • Forward inside edges on half circles (large C’s), alternating feet on the short or long axis of the rink
  • Backward C-cuts (1/2 swizzle pumps) on a circle, both directions
  • Backward snowplow stops: One foot and two feet V-stop
  • One-foot moving snowplow stop (Right and Left), introduce 1/4 turn with hips to hockey stop

*Bonus Skill: Forward stops and starts

Hockey Balance & Flexibility (Prerequisite - None)

This training is designed to improve a hockey player's ability to coordinate movements while maintaining balance on the ice. Don't forget to bring your hockey stick!

Training will include:
Exercises to improve lateral movements on the ice and increase the player's ability to achieve full extension pushes on strides, while maintaining balance on one leg.

Learning to engage in deep inner core muscles will allow the player to increase power and balance on the ice, as well as to maneuver effortlessly while achieving different positions.

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More Information

For more information, contact:

Yorba Linda ICE Program Office
714.692.8776 ext. 10
ylprogramoffice@therinks.com

Yorba Linda ICE Skating Manager – Shari Jude
sjude@therinks.com

The Rinks Figure Skating Director – Alex Chang
achang@therinks.com