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Learn To SKATE

Fall Session Begins September 8th!!

Keene Ice Arena is confident that you will find our Learn to Skate Basic Skills program to be a fun and encouraging skating experience. Each skater will develop their own individual coordination and balance skills as well as learn the correct techniques of skating during the course of the session.

Participation in our skating class cannot be guaranteed without pre-registration! Please call customer service to check availability! Parents do not participate on the ice with their children.

NEW this year-LEARN TO SKATE USA All skaters need to additionally register for Learn to Skate USA www.learntoskateusa.com An additional fee of $13.25. This membership is Valid July 1st-June 30th and is required for all skaters in all skills levels and disciplines. We will be happy to assist in this process.

Program Fees: $125 for an 8 week session. Price includes Rental Skates each week. Please equip your skater with a helmet, long pants and gloves each week for class.

Learn to Play- Hockey

The Learn to Play Hockey Program will follow the USA Hockey’s ADM Model and offers the opportunity for boys and girls ages 5-9 to learn and develop all aspects of the game. Skaters work on essential skills over the course of a 12 week session. Players are introduced to team dynamics and competition in a fun atmosphere. All participates receive a team jersey at the beginning of week 3. FULL equipment is required

When: September 21st- December 14th 2016
Skaters will have skills practices on Wednesday evenings 5-6pm and play games on Sunday mornings at 8:30-9:30am. Game play begins week 3.
Requirements: Players must have a strong skating ability. they should know how to skate forward, stop and skate backwards comfortably. If players are coming out of Learn to Skate USA, it would be equivalent of passing Basic 2. Skaters need to provide their own hockey equipment.
Cost:$349 for 12 week session
Equipment list: Helmet, Chest Pads, Neck Guard, Elbow pads, Hockey Gloves, Mouth Guard, Stick, Hockey Pants, Shin Guards, Hockey Socks, Skates.

Summer Skills Nights

Weekly skills provides your player with off season training. Sessions will be an hour in length, with players rotating thru stations. Skills are the focus; power skating is also covered.
Summer Class Dates: Tuesday 5:40-6:40
June- 28th
July- 5th, 19th, 26th
August- 2nd, 9th, 16th,23rd
Tuition- $159 For all 8 weeks
If space permits walk on for $25/wk

-Mites- Bantam Players are eligible
-Full hockey Gear is required- previous hockey experience preferred
-positive and motivating atmosphere for your developing player
-Instruction provided by certified USA Hockey Coaches. No parent Participation allowed.
-Skills only- No Game play
-Goalies are welcome

For more information or to enroll contact Beth Jasinski (603)499-8873 or beth@keeneice.com

Grand Opening Celebration!!

Sunday April 3rd, 2016
9:00-4:00: Open House and Rink Tours
9:00-9:50: Moms, Dads & Tots Free Skate
10:00-10:50: Young Again (Over 50) Free Skate
12:00: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12:30: Keene Fire vs. Police Hockey Game
1:30: Figure Skating Exhibition
2:30-4:00: Public Open Skate

Ice Show-March 19th

Cheshire Figure Skating Club will present “A Night At The Oscars!”. This event is the culmination of everything the skaters have been learning this season. It highlights performances by groups, solos and duets of all ages and skill.

Shows at 1pm & 6pm
Tickets available at the door- $8/ Adult $5/ 12 and under

Spring 3 on 3 Hockey

Spring youth 3 on 3 hockey league now forming. Spring Leagues are a great way to keep the fun in playing hockey. In this recreational league, players will enjoy the game in a fun competitive atmosphere while improving their skills. This will be a draft league with new teams every week. Games will be played on Sunday’s with teams and times posted every Friday.

April 10th- June 19th (10 weeks)
NO GAMES April 17th
For more information Contact Beth at beth@keeneice.com 603-499-8873

Weekly Skills Spring 2016

Weekly Skills spring Session enrollment open now. Weekly Skills provides your player with off season training. Sessions will be an hour in length, with players rotating thru stations. Skills are the focus; power skating will also be covered.

April 13th- June 15th (10 weeks)
6:10-7:10pm every Wednesday
For more information contact Beth at beth@keeneice.com or 603-499-8873

Learn to Play Hockey Begins December 2nd

LTP will begin on December 2, 2015 (ends in March) and runs on most Wednesdays @ 5pm.

WHO IS THIS FOR? Learn to play is designed for children who are interested in learning more about playing hockey, but are beginners and aren’t quite ready for organized hockey.

This program is designed for 4-10 year olds. Children must be able to skate the length of the ice unassisted and have their own equipment.

What is needed?
FULL HOCKEY EQUIPMENT (helmet, skate, stick, gloves, chest, elbow & knee protectors)
KEENE YOUTH HOCKEY Registration Form & Fee of $120
USA HOCKEY proof of Registration