The Beginner program is intended for girls and boys who want to learn to skate and play hockey. The program is designed to teach the participants the fundamentals of skating, basic hockey skills, and self confidence. The goal of the program is to have FUN while learning the basics of a great sport.
The participants will be divided into several groups primarily based on skill level. Players without skating skills are welcome! The Beginner program is a prerequisite for Webster Youth Hockey's team based programs (Pony/6U, RWB/8U, Empire 10U and 12U teams). We recommend a minimum of two sessions (Fall and Winter), unless the child has extensive skating experience, before entering a team-based program.
Ages 4 and up
Webster Youth Hockey does not recommend the Beginner program for 3-year-olds unless they have completed at least one session of a Learn to Skate program (for example, Webster Skating School). Skaters should be mature enough to go on the ice without a parent.
Pony/6U is open to players with a birth date in 2013 or 2014 who have completed at least one full session of Beginners or other Learn-to-Skate program.
Fall session: October - December
Winter session: January - March
Skaters may enroll after the start of the session with price decreasing by $10 every week. Registration will be closed when the program is full.
Wednesday evening and Saturday morning
Not applicable. Occasionally, cross ice mini-games may be organized at the end of a practice.
Players are supplied with one jersey and one pair of hockey socks per hockey season.
We recommend that the participants have full hockey gear to maximize their safety on the ice. At a minimum, the participants need a certified hockey helmet with face mask, elbow/knee pads (roller blade or ice hockey), hockey gloves, a straight blade ice hockey stick and single blade hockey skates. Figure skates and double bladed learner skates are not permitted.
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