Learning to play hockey at Center Ice starts with our Colonials Hockey Initiation Program (CHIP).
Ice Hockey Classes and Games for Beginners
CHIP is the foundation of our youth hockey programs. Through this program your child will gain a love for the great game of hockey and build lasting friendships. CHIP places an emphasis on developing the skating fundamentals required to play hockey and puck skills such as stick handling, passing, and shooting.
The CHIP program is for the beginner youth player or for the youth player who wants to improve their game through learning individual skills needed to play the game. We offer multiple 4 or 6-week session schedules that feature skills and cross-ice game sessions. Our goal is to improve a players individual skills and game knowledge which would enable the player to continue to play in our Valley Forge Colonials travel program.
CHIP 1 (4-8 years)
CHIP 2 (9-16 years)
*Prerequisite for CHIP 1 & 2: Passed Snowplow 1-3 or Basic 1 in Group Skating Lessons
Skating: Forward and Backward stride, proper use of edges
Stick Handling: Basic Puck Control
Passing: Passing form; stationary and moving
Team Play: Small area groups
The focus of the CHIP Cross Ice Games is having fun and learning the game of hockey. No score or standings are kept. Players will be put in groups based on age and level at the Coaches discretion.
- HECC approved hockey helmet with cage
- Shoulder Pads
- Hockey Skates
- Elbow Pads
- Shin Pads
- Hockey Gloves
- Hockey Pants
*Rental Equipment is not available due to COVID-19 Restrictions*
*New Clinic Jersey will be given to 1st time participants only. Repeat students who wish to purchase a new Jersey may do so for $15.00.
*Not sure how to dress your first time player? We can help! Check out this Little Helper!
Program Cost Winter:
Saturday Skills or Sunday Cross Ice $110
2020 FALL-1 SESSION (Registration will open on 8/10/20)
Saturday Skills Session Dates (9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/4, 10/17)
10:45-11:30 AM CHIP 1 & 2 (Ages 4-16)
Sunday Cross Ice Session Dates (9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/5, 10/18)
10:00 – 10:45 AM CHIP 1 (Ages 4-8)
10:45 – 11:30 AM CHIP 2 (Ages 9-16)
For more information contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org