Figure Skating Corner
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Tip Of The Month
Did you know that you get FREE Public Session Admission with your Skating Academy Membership? You can come and practice anytime ICETOWN offers Public Session at no additional cost to Skating Academy members. Come skate with your friends and practice your skills. It will be fun and make a huge difference in the pace at which you advance in your classes!
Make sure you stop into Hockey Monkey Pro Shop, located inside ICETOWN to check out the consignment apparel and skates for sale at great prices!
Congratulations to Our Competitors!
Congratulations to all of Icetown Riverside’s Orange Twist Competitors! Riverside Icetown placed first in overall points and will receive a team trophy to proudly display in our rink!
There will be no skating academy classes on Saturday, June 2, 2012 due to Broadway on Ice! Please see the box office to schedule your make up lessons at your convenience anytime in the month of June.
April Make-Up Week: Make-Up Lessons for the lessons you missed in April can be completed during the week of May 15-19, 2012.
ICETOWN’S BROADWAY ON ICE!
ICETOWN will be presenting its annual Spring Production June 2, 2012 at 2:00pm and 6:30pm! This year’s show is “Broadway on Ice!” Tickets will be available soon so make sure to watch our website and the box office for more information!
Icetown’s weekly Summer Camp is June 11-August 10, 2012 from 8am to 4pm and will feature:
- On ice classes: choreography, private lessons, and technique
- Off ice classes: dance, cardio, and stretching
- Team building exercises
- Rock climbing
Skaters will need to bring their own lunch, except on Friday when we have a pizza party! All snacks and equipment will be provided. The early registration deadline to sign up for the special price is May 27th, so hurry to secure your spot!
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We are just over the half way point in the season and although there are more games to make up for lost points, it also gives more teams the opportunity to gain more distance in the standings from their opposition. Over the seasons it has proven to be true that the big difference between placing in a higher seed as opposed to a lower seed in the standings is not the caliber of players on the team. The more important aspect to succeeding in adult league hockey is having a consistent group of players that show to every game.
Most games are won and lost in the third period. When you look out at the teams that are losing, it is usually because they only have 7-8 players on the ice per game. Although the roster has 12-15 players, only about half are showing up on a consistent basis.
Remember that if you want to succeed in this league, show up…
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 email@example.com 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, pick their game up, or are new to hockey.
Adult Clinic – On Ice
Women's Adult Clinic- On Ice
Our spring In House program is under way and teams and schedules are finalized. We are excited to see all 12 teams returning for the spring season and many players taking advantage of the hybrid program including the clinics in their off season training. The spring season has a Lady Reign team in each division and we are excited to see the continued growth in this program. For more information on the in house program and schedule, click here:
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.
For more information please contact Matt Dunaev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jr. Reign & Lady Reign
The Jr. Reign and Lady Reign are now in spring development mode getting ready for tryouts. SCAHA has not yet released the tryout dates but we anticipate that they are going to be in June as they have been for the past few years.
Make sure to get in shape for tryouts by attending our weekly spring clinics. Click here for more information:
Hockey Tip Of The Month
How to Shoot a One-Timer
A One-timer is simply a slap shot that you shoot as soon as you receive the puck. Your stick only makes contact with the puck once.
The big advantage to any slap shot is the speed of the shot. Fast, hard shots are harder for the goalie to stop. What you gain in power, you lose in precision and accuracy compared to a wrist, or snap shot.
The goal of a one-timer is get the puck off fast, hard, and on-net. If you take the time to receive the pass and aim, the goalie has a chance to move back into position and take away a prime scoring chance.
The key is timing, and it's not easy. You've got to wind up for your shot before the puck arrives. You'll find a short, low windup at about knee level and moving your lower hand down on your stick and getting as low as possible will help. You've got to practice. It’s way too easy to fan on your shot, or miss the net if the first time you try a one-timer is in a game. Have a buddy feed you some pucks before a game and blast them into the corner during a warm-up before your next game.
The best time to try a one-timer is when the goalie is out of position. This often happens on cross-ice passes in front of the net. The goalie is setup initially for the player with the puck on one side, then has to quickly move to the other side of the net for the one-timer. This play works best with fast, crisp passes. A soft pass usually gives the goalie too much time.