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The most memorable birthday parties are always held at Ice Town. Ice Town offers full service, private and semi-private parties to fit all budgets.
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If you’ve ever wondered what the Synchronized Skating Class is teaching your skaters, here is a video that gives an example. These are the National Champions and World Bronze Medalists, the Haydenettes. Synchronized Skating is a great way to skate as a team and an excellent opportunity to obtain scholarships in College through skating.
Mark your Calendars for the Orange Twist Open Competition!
It’s time to start thinking about putting together your programs for the 2012 competition season! The Orange Twist Open Competition will be held in March 31, 2012 and April 1 2012, so be on the lookout for the application on our website at www.icetown.com!
Make-Up Lessons for the lessons you missed in January can be completed during the week of February 14-18, 2012.
Do you want to compete in Icetown’s Orange Twist ISI Competition?
Do you want to have a program choreographed to music by one of our instructors?
Take advantage of our special discounted private lesson package: offered to first time competitors!
Ask your instructor for more information!
The new season is underway and the teams are looking to be paired up more evenly with competition being very high in each division. This season is the first time we are having a 20 game season and from the way it stands, it looks to be even more exciting as every game is going to be more important to secure a favorable playoff position.
This season there has been a significant amount of movement of teams in different divisions to ensure division parity. Icetown would like to wish each team a great deal of success and fun this season.
We have openings in every division so if you are interested in playing please contact our Hockey Director at (949) 683-8677 or email Matt Dunaev at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on joining our Adult hockey league.
Adult Hockey Clinic:
The adult hockey clinic is perfect for adults looking to better their skills and pick their game up. With the addition of the off ice training we are now able to offer a complete training program for adult hockey players.
Adult Clinic – On Ice
The winter in house season is coming along and with the increased number of players in all divisions, the competition is elevated. We now have 4 teams in each division and standings are going to come into play for playoff positions at the end of the regular season. Icetown is committed to advancing every player in our program and this was the reason we added an additional practice slot on Friday evening to not have overcrowded practices.
Coaches are very excited for this season and hope the competitive edge does not decrease.
The Hockey Academy is developing players as it has always and is encouraging players to continue to grow through the system. Although the coaches are watching to see which players are ready to move to in house, don’t hesitate to ask a coach if your superstar feels like they are ready to pushed to the next level.
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Icetown would like to congratulate Matthew Loney (Mite B) on a big 2-0 shutout against the Jr. Kings on January 14.
Many teams are traveling in the upcoming weeks for President’s Day tournaments and we would like to wish everyone great luck in their upcoming games. With the SCAHA season coming to a close shortly, the Jr. Reign is going to be releasing Spring hockey information shortly. Keep an eye out for more information about Spring hockey at Icetown!
For more information please email Matt Dunaev @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are now offering a special program for the on ice treadmill with 4, one-hour lessons on both the treadmill and synthetic ice for $160. This averages to $40 per hour for individual training on the top rated machine to teach over speed training and shooting.
For more information contact:
Tony Cortes – Program Director
Power ice is now fully open with new hockey and figure skating classes for all levels and ages. These specific workouts are designed to take each skater, both figure skater and hockey player to the next level.
How to Play Defense One-on-One
1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net
2) Control the Gap
3) Watch Their Hips
4) Keep your Hockey Stick out in Front
1) Stay Between the Forward and the Net.
When learning how to play defense in Hockey, you can never go wrong with the basic principal of keeping yourself between the opposing player and the net. One-on-Ones are a perfect example.
Keep Him to the Outside
When a hockey player on the other team is heading into your zone with the puck, your goal is to keep him to the outside towards the boards. His chances of scoring from the outside are far less than if he beats you on the inside. The best way to do this is with your body position. If the player is coming in down the middle of the ice, position yourself directly in front of him.
Own the Center Lane
If he’s coming in on the wing, line up slightly towards the center of the ice. Your outside shoulder should more or less line up with his inside shoulder. This encourages him to try to beat you to the outside, where he’s less of a threat. Picture a wide imaginary lane down the middle of the ice, and keep the other player outside of that lane. The tricky part is controlling the amount of space, or the gap, between you and the other player.
2) Control the Gap
A Gap Too Wide will allow the forward to cut to the inside. Or, it may give him enough room to get in close to the goalie for a shot, using you as the screen. You don’t want the gap to be much wider than about two lengths of a hockey stick.
A Gap Too Narrow and you run the risk of letting him get around you if you’re unable to check him.
Even after the forward makes his move, try to stay between him and the net. You won’t stop them all, but you’ll make it as tough on them as possible.
3) Watch Their Hips
One-on-Ones in hockey can be tricky against an experienced puck carrier. These guys are just dying to deke you out and score that highlight reel goal. Watching their hips will help prevent you from getting deked-out in your own zone.
Don’t Stare at the Puck
The best hockey tip I’ve been given on this is to watch his hips as he’s coming in on you. An experienced forward will try to fake you out with the puck, his head, his shoulders, a change of speed, or anything else he’s got up his sleeve. If you focus on his chest or the crest on his jersey, he may even deke you with his entire upper body. The worst thing you can do is watch the puck. Keep the puck in your peripheral vision, but don’t stare down at it.
4) Keep your Stick out in Front
Keep your stick on the ice out in front of you, with one hand on the stick. Not in the air, not off to the side. Pointing your stick at the hockey player coming in allows you the flexibility of swinging it towards whichever side he tries to go around you.
Let the forward make the first move, then react to it. If you lunge at the puck and miss, you could find yourself right out of the play. If you notice the forward is having trouble with the puck, that’s the time to try a poke-check. Otherwise, just keep your stick out in front and be ready when he makes his move.