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Hockey-U (Ages 7+)

Hockey-U Program

The Hockey U program provides specialized instruction focusing on skating, stick skills and hockey concepts.

The Hockey U program is a fun way to develop skills as well as a love for the game of hockey! It’s a beginner class for boys and girls ages 7-12. Future hockey stars will learn and develop their hockey skills with structured age and ability appropriate games as well as skill-specific stations emphasizing FUN!

Each session will cover multiple aspects of hockey, including forward and backward stride, cross-overs, quick starts, stopping, and transitioning from forward to backwards & backwards to forwards.

To help make the transition to the Metro Hockey League, players will experience small area games that emphasize healthy competition, team play, and fun. In addition to stick skills, shooting, and skating, each player will build confidence when playing with and without the puck.

Players must be able to skate forwards to participate in Hockey U. The XIC Skating School’s Learn-to-Skate Basic 3 covers the minimum skating requirements for players to be prepared for this summer program. The Hockey U staff will evaluate all players on the first day to determine their ability for success in the program.

USA Hockey Registration

Players MUST register with USA Hockey

Registration valid: 

Sep 1, 2023-August 31. 2024


Hockey-U Spring Session #2

Class Hockey-U (5:00-6:00 PM)
1 April 15th
2 April 22nd
3 April 29th
4 May 6th
5 May13th
6 May 20th


Learn-To-Play 2024 Summer Session

Class Date
1 June 10th
2 June 17th
3 June 24th
4 July 8th
5 July 15th
6 July 22nd
7           July 29th           
8 August 5th
9 August 12th
10 August 19th


Hockey-U Summer Registration



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HOCKEY 101: Intro to Hockey

Prerequisite: LTS Basic 1, 2, and 3 ( Basic 2 for Summer)

HOCKEY 101 is an introduction to hockey fundamentals. Each class will have a different focus and adequately prepare players for advanced instruction in HOCKEY 201. Practices will cover the topics of skating, stick handling, passing, shooting, team play, and FUN!

Hockey-U 201: Skills & Drills

Prerequisite: HOCKEY 101

HOCKEY 201 is our second level of hockey instruction in Hockey U. Practices will focus on skill development, team play, small area games, and FUN! Players will build upon the hockey fundamentals from HOCKEY 101 and prepare for the rigors of the CMHA Metro League.


HOCKEY U Teen-Adult is our third level of hockey instruction in Hockey U. Practices will focus on skill development, positioning, battle drills, small area games, and FUN! Players can participate in as many sessions as needed to be prepared for the rigors of the CMHA Metro League Bantam/Midget League or Adult League.

Cullen Baines

LTP Coordinator

Phone: 704-882-1830