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12/30/2020
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Winter Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey - Registration Open
12/28/2020
  Registration for our 2020/2021 Learn to Skate / Learn...
 
Congratulations Calendar Winners!

Congratulations to the following Calendar Winners!  Thank you all for your support of AYHL!

December 1st:  Diane LaLiberte December 17th:  Deb Scobert
December 2nd:  Nancy Murphy December 18th:  Jackie Bruce
December 3rd:  Mark Damren December 19th:  Guy Lopes
December 4th:  Amie Margolis December 20th: Chris Welch
December 5th:  Connie McCollum December 21st:  Anne Friel
December 6th:  Tony Gargano December 22nd:Gretchen Marinopoulos
December 7th:  Jeff Stone December 23rd: Kerri Dalton
December 8th:  Sara King Scotch December 24th:  Judy Langill
December 9th:  Melanie Bazirgan December 25th:  Donna Quinlan
December 10th:  Barbara MacIntire December 26th:  Ashley Hurteau
December 11th:  Alexandra Carrier December 27th:  Michaela Creeden
December 12th:  Richard Ferraonc December 28th: Maria Nadeau
December 13th:  Scott Guertin December 29th: Bino Earabino
December 14th:  Terri Karavedias December 30th:  Kristen Puleo
December 15th:  Matt Gilbert December 31st:  Rick Roaf
December 16th:  Parker Lovejoy  

 


by posted 12/30/2020
Winter Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey - Registration Open

 

Registration for our 2020/2021 Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey (Winter Session) is now open! 

When:
This program begins on January 9th and runs for 10 weeks on Saturday mornings at the Graf Rink in Newburyport, MA.  The time is mostly at 11:00 - 11:50 am between 1/9 - 2/20 however it shifts to 10:00 – 10:50 am between 2/27 - 3/13. 

What is it:
This is a program for kids ages 4-10 with or without skating experience. We run two programs on the ice each week as described below. 

  1. Learn to Skate Program is for kids who are just learning how to skate. This is a new experience for young kids and our goal is to simply get them comfortable on the ice and learn the fundamentals of skating.  We use old milk crates to push around the ice for the beginners while they get their balance, and the goal is to have them skate on their own by the end of the session.   
  1. Learn to Play Hockey Program is for kids who have completed the Learn to Skate program and are ready to try the game of hockey. Kids should be able to skate on their own, get up off the ice without assistance and have a desire to participate. The coaches will teach skating and hockey skills in a cross-ice environment. This program is perfect to prepare kids for the Mite Instructional Hockey League next fall which is a 3v3 competitive but fun league.

Both programs are run by our AYHL coaching staff who do a terrific job encouraging the kids to have fun and learn while being in a supervised environment. All coaches are USA Hockey certified and CORI checked and often have a support staff of high school hockey players and other volunteers to help them on the ice.

How:  Please click HERE to register.

What do I need?

  1. Learn to Skate Program: All registered participants are required to wear skates, helmets (preferably one with face protection), elbow & knees pads while on the ice. Gloves or mitten are also recommended. All participants are also required to register with USA Hockey for insurance liability purposes. The registration is free for birth years 2014 and up.  The registration link for USA Hockey is below.   https://membership.usahockey.com/register/age
  1. Learn to Play Hockey Program: All registered participants are required to register with USA Hockey and is free for birth years 2014 and up, and $46 for all others. The registration link for USA Hockey is below.  https://membership.usahockey.com/register/age

This program requires the following hockey equipment.  See links below where you can purchase beginner sets which is perfect for this program.    

  • HECC Hockey Helmet
  • Jersey
  • Skates
  • Shin Guards
  • Hockey Pants
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Gloves
  • Stick
  • Jock/Cup

Starter Hockey Equipment Packages:

  • If you prefer in-person attention, the folks at TSR Hockey in Salem are great:
    5 Kelly Road, Salem, NH 03079 || 603-898-7777
    Hours: Monday - Friday 10a - 7p || Saturday 9a - 5p || Sunday 10a-4p
    Click HERE for map and directions

If you're interested in learning more about these types of programs, this is a great overview: https://www.purehockey.com/support/learn_to_play_hockey_for_beginners/pg_id/6001/​​

Thank you for registering for the Winter 2020/21 Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey Program! We at AYHL look forward to providing a fun and rewarding on-ice experience for area kids keen on improving their skating ability and developing the confidence on and off the ice that goes along with this skill. See you soon at the Rink! 


by posted 12/28/2020