Squirt #3 at UC
The Better You Skate, the More Fun You Will Have!
With the start of House League season every year we often hear the same things. One of the most frequent comments is that a child needs to improve their skating skills.
Here is the simple truth. In order to really be able to enjoy hockey, you need to skate. The better you skate, the more enjoyable the experience will be. This is likely the most true at our youngest levels of Minor Mite and Mites.
Our suggestion to you as parents is to give your child the tools in order to succeed in the activities they choose. The best tool you can give your hockey player is skating skills.
The House League program does include weekly practice time once Watts is opened. Most our coaches incorporate skating drills into their practices. However, skating requires instruction in technique, edge work, strides, all of which are used in the game of hockey.
So what are the options?
- Try a Hockey Skating Class: The Winnetka Ice Arena offers a full schedule of lessons for all skill levels. Once a week instruction will help reinforce and improve the skills taught in the class.
- Private Instruction: Many of the coaches are available for one on one instruction. Some children respond better with the close attention of privates.
- Practice, practice, practice: Come to public skating sessions, skate at our refrigerated outdoor rink when it opens in late November.
We hope you enjoy your upcoming House League season!