Our goal is to deliver skill development to players of all ages. We strive to develop every skater to their full potential. Our philosophy is based on a player training in a reduced area at a high tempo with many repetitions to develop the desired skill. Skating at Micro Ice will enrich a player's creativity, puck control and teach them to “read and react” in a game like situation. Our instructors will make a difference in your skill development. Our instructors are highly experienced, dedicated and truly want the Micro Ice experience to make a difference in your hockey skill development.
Every Session is 50 Minutes in duration.
We offer all levels of Learn to Skate. We fill the classes based off of ability and the skater's US Figure Skating Basic Skills Program level.
Contact us for more information on which class would be right for your skater.
Micro Ice is a registered member of the US Figure Skating Association. Our Learn to Skate program follows the USFS sanctioned guidelines. This program is approved by the Professional Skaters Association and is used successully across the United States.
Learn to Play Hockey: This is the first step to achieving the dream of playing hockey.
Players will learn to combine their skating skills with stick handling drills
as well as general game concepts. The focus of this program is to have fun
while learning the sport. All participants must be able to skate. Full
equipment is required.
Edges with Erika: Erika Hammar’s signature class where she teaches edge agility,
control, balance, and stability. This is Micro Ice’s most popular program,
making classes always fill up quickly, so sign up early! This class requires an
evaluation to be placed into a proper class. Please contact the office for more
and pucks will not be used in this class.
Hockey Edges: This
is a technique based class that will emphasize edge work and how it directly
translates to hockey. The clinic will focus on inside and outside edges,
balance, agility, powerskating, and overall speed development. Sticks and pucks
may be used in this class.
Checking Clinic: Hockey is a physical game and when players go from Peewees
to Bantams, they are allowed to check for the first time. Learn from our
coaches about incorporating checking and body contact into your game. We teach
the proper ways to initiate and receive body checks by focusing on technique,
balance, and situational awareness. Our smaller surface makes contact
inevitable and gives kids the confidence they need to play in checking leagues.
Power Skating: Learn
how to maximize the most power from each stride. Speed and power are developed
through balance and edge utilization.
Shooting and Stickhandling: Learn the basics and fundamentals in shooting and stickhandling
along how to implement them successfully at your level. Practice all of
the shooting techniques: Wrist Shot, Snap Shot, Slap Shot, and Backhand shot.
Players will work on hand positioning, shot selection, accuracy, and movement
when shooting. Players will also learn to shoot to score, shoot to create
rebounds, and overall shooting awareness.
Each session will focus on skills and tactics that are essential for all
defensemen. Players in this clinic will learn skating techniques such as forward
to backward and backward to forward pivoting along with puck control, shooting
under pressure, recovering, and more!
Skills: In these sessions we focus on all of the fundamentals and age appropriate drills for the players. Skaters will work on skating, passing, shooting, and stickhandling all while learning how these concepts apply to games.
Goalie Training with GDS Goaltending and Mike Buckley
The area's top pro, college, junior, high school, prep and youth hockey goalies choose Mike Buckley for the proven success of his systematic approach to goaltending. The system builds on the six core fundamentals of goaltending; skating, stance, positioning, save selection, rebound control and recovery. Mike has a system for each, properly developing goaltenders, while allowing goalies to develop their own style based on their strengths, creating quick efficient movements and confidence in their game. This trendsetting approach to training goalies is quickly changing the way goaltenders are taught.